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Philip Taubenheim and Joseph Trinder

Trinder rejoins auction house where he started, now as joint partner

25 September 2023

Wotton Auction Rooms has a new ownership structure as Joseph Trinder re-joins the business.

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No, it’s not a Wally Bird...

25 September 2023

Anthropomorphic bird jars are typically associated with the work of the Martin Brothers in Southall, London.

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Dutch scholar sitter comes with a princely provenance

18 September 2023

A handsome portrait with a princely provenance was among a group of intriguing Old Masters offered at a Gloucestershire saleroom

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Hand-embroidered pannier dress flies over expectations

04 September 2023

By the mid-18th century, as the fashion for the pannier dress reached its peak, some women wore dresses measuring 7ft (2.13m) wide.

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William and Mary portraits drive delftware demand

28 August 2023

Dated and inscribed and royal portrait subjects are the most desirable classes of early delftware

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The web shop window: pair of Blue John lanterns

28 August 2023

Thousands of items are available to buy from dealers online. Here we pick out one that caught our eye this week.

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Claret jug on an Odyssey

28 August 2023

This elegant Victorian clear glass claret jug of neoclassical design featured in the July 27 sale at Kinghams (25/18/15% buyer’s premium).

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Evelyn De Morgan goes for gold using unusual medium

21 August 2023

Trial run for a full worked-up version counts as a highly sought-after picture in its own right

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Not plain to see: highly decorative furniture in focus

21 August 2023

Spotlight on a selection of auction lots made using unusual or exotic materials

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Curated in the Cotswolds again

07 August 2023

The Cotswolds Vintage Fairs has been run annually with various curators in August for 13 years at the village hall at Toddington, near Broadway.

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Newspaper cartoonist Giles attracts serious collecting interest

07 August 2023

In recent times the work of newspaper cartoonists has been reassessed with a nod to its artistic, technical and historical merit.

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Sun comes out for expanded Cotswolds fair

07 August 2023

Pictures on sale at the burgeoning event depict warm and more usual seasonal days

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Another strong sum for Frederick Gore

07 August 2023

A number of strong sums for Frederick Gore’s (1913-2009) richly coloured views of Mallorca and the French countryside have been recorded since his auction record was smashed two years ago.

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Lily Antiques moves to new showroom in Cirencester

07 August 2023

Former kennels at the site of AS Fairs’ new three-day event in Gloucestershire now house a dealership

Beeleigh Abbey library

Library from famed Foyle books family up for sale

24 July 2023

More than 10,000 books and artworks from the library of the late Christopher Foyle are coming to auction in Cirencester.

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A sip that gave magical power

24 July 2023

This form of drinking vessel, with handles and lobed edges to the top of the bowl, would have been passed around the table.

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Artist identified? That’s Joli good

24 July 2023

Previously unrecorded view by the Italian scenic painter now joins six others of Naples already known

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Royal Worcester by renowned designer George Owen doubles up at auction

10 July 2023

Classic examples of distinctive porcelain take four-figure sums in Gloucestershire

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Very desirable, very Moorish

10 July 2023

Furniture attributable to Gillows demonstrates demand for desirable pieces

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A bit of Cirencester Park celeb spotting as new event launches

03 July 2023

AS Fairs’ new event in the Cotswolds boasted star visitors but was also underpinned by strong sales