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Appeal to trade after burglary of Chinese works of art taken from Bath museum

23 April 2018

The Museum of East Asian Art was the victim of a daring raid by four masked men who stole rare artefacts from the Bath institution.

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Bath Decorative Antiques Fair welcomes the new and treasures the tradition in 29th edition

26 February 2018

Like most enduring events, the Bath Decorative Antiques Fair boasts a formula both familiar and distinctive which has been tempered by gradual changes.

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Bath vintage and antiques winter events offer Christmas present heaven

20 November 2017

Plenty of choice for possible Christmas presents is on offer at the upcoming Bath Vintage and Antiques Markets on Sunday, November 26, and Sunday, December 3, held at the old Green Park Station in the city.

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Cole carriage clock strikes a chord in Bath auction

13 November 2017

“No one can rival Thomas Cole for engraving in the 19th century,” said director Jamie South after this exhibition-quality carriage clock sold for £26,000 (plus 20% premium) at Gardiner Houlgate in Horsham, Bath, on October 25. It went to an American buyer towards the top end of the estimate.

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Bath’s Assembly Rooms host upcoming wedding show

16 October 2017

There is nothing so stylish in the world of vintage frocks as a 1930s wedding dress – all Hollywood-style glamour with long silky satin gowns.

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Rare Rolex Submariner wristwatch takes £135,000 at Bath auction

12 June 2017

For the serious collector of vintage Rolex Submariner wristwatches, the devil is in the dial detail. Dial variations found in this watch model were produced in low numbers and are therefore highly sought after.

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Police appeal for help to find bronze sculptures stolen from Bath antiques dealer

23 May 2017

Police are appealing to the trade to help find a number of bronze statues that were stolen from an antiques dealer in Bath.

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Bath tipped as a smart selection

25 March 2017

The 28th annual Bath Decorative Antiques Fair closed on March 5 after a four-day run which included its busiest opening trade day on record.

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Record attendance at opening day of Bath Decorative Fair

04 March 2017

The Bath Decorative Fair kicked off this year to a larger crowd than ever before on its opening trade day Thursday.

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Criterion Auctioneers to expand despite Wandsworth saleroom closure

11 January 2017

London firm Criterion Auctioneers has left its Wandsworth saleroom after 13 years at the south London site following an issue with the landlord.

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Rare Rolex takes £140,000 at auction

02 November 2016

A Rolex watch that was bought in 1966 for £69.10 has sold at auction for £140,000. The rare Rolex Oyster Perpetual Submariner stainless steel model is highly desired by collectors due to its 3-6-9 Explorer dial.

The Rolex Submariner came with an Explorer 3-6-9 gloss dial and its box and booklet.

Rolex sets record at regional sale

26 May 2016

A rare Rolex Submariner took a record £160,000 plus buyer’s premium at a Gardiner Houlgate sale in Wiltshire on May 25.

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Bath museum buys Wood the Elder’s instruments at Clevedon auction

31 March 2016

John Wood the Elder’s (1704-54) set of drawing instruments were offered at Clevedon Auction Rooms earlier this month and were bought by the Bath Preservation Trust for £21,000.

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Sweet music makes £120,000

17 March 2015

Bath auctioneers Gardiner Houlgate (20% buyer’s premium) set a new house record on March 12 with the sale of a guitar by the celebrated French luthier Jean-Baptiste Voboam (1658-after 1731) for £120,000.

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Bath fair has plenty for seasoned dealers and casual buyers alike

25 February 2014

It turns out that a pair of three-foot pricket candlesticks, an advertising sign and a heavy convex mirror are not the easiest things to transport with only two hands on the London Underground at rush hour. In fact, the kindness of strangers becomes crucial.

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Matteo Sellas guitar strikes a £48,000 chord

04 October 2013

There was a great deal of international interest, particularly from institutions, when this five-course baroque guitar by Matteo Sellas of Venice, from the second quarter of the 17th century, was offered at Gardiner Houlgate’s September 19-20 sale in Bath.

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Sue Ede sticks to trusted formula for Bath and the Cotswolds

10 August 2012

Last month, we reported on Sue Ede’s purchase of The Bath Decorative Antiques Fair from Robin Coleman, the Bath-based dealer who has organised the event for the past 23 years.

Sue Ede acquires Bath Decorative Fair

02 July 2012

Sue Ede has acquired ‘The Bath Decorative Antiques Fair’ from Robin Coleman, the Bath-based dealer who has organised the event for the past 23 years.

Byebye BABAADA, welcome WEADA

29 January 2007

AT the end of March, the Bath and Bradford on Avon Antique Dealers’ Association will cease operations. Members will join in the launch of the new West of England Antique Dealers’ Association.

A provincial Stradivari for £1m?

30 October 2006

A Stradivari violin, which has been played in concert halls all over the world, is being offered for sale by Corsham-based auctioneers Gardiner Houlgate in London on November 6.