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.


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.


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.


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


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


Very desirable, very Moorish

10 July 2023

Furniture attributable to Gillows demonstrates demand for desirable pieces


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


Best wishes from Pooh author Blue

03 July 2023

Inscription by AA Milne using his nickname boosts price of a limited-edition copy to £21,000


RAF signatures? I’ve got a Few

19 June 2023

Illustrious names feature under portraits in a book about flying heroes from the Second World War

Harper Field

Stroud Auctions rebrands to Harper Field and relocates

12 June 2023

Stroud Auctions has completed its rebrand and relocation and is now called Harper Field Auctioneers & Valuers.

The Burning of London Bridge

Painting of a fire of London – but not the great one – comes to auction

12 June 2023

A sale of Old Masters, British & European Art at Chorley’s in Gloucestershire on June 27 includes this 17th century English School painting depicting the burning of London Bridge.


Special relationship in action 1745 style

12 June 2023

A print commemorating an 18th century example of British and American military cooperation was given as a present 200 years later to mark another joint success.


Self-portrait shows Denton Welch at time when his life was shattered by an accident

05 June 2023

A small but eyecatching self-portrait by Denton Welch (1915-48) equalled the auction record for the artist.


Demand remains high for Mod Brit female artists

05 June 2023

Two works bringing demand at different auctions recently showed the market’s continued appetite for works by Modern British female artists.

Elizabethan manuscript on cheese

Pick of the week: Cheesy does it for £45,000 Elizabethan manuscript at auction

29 May 2023

Leading the sale at Dominic Winter on May 17 was a highly unusual Elizabethan manuscript treatise on cheese and cheese making.


How Omega pottery became a part of the Bloomsbury Group story

29 May 2023

Estimated at £20-40, this large ‘continental’ turquoise-glazed bowl sold for a surprise £5800 at Tayler & Fletcher (21% buyer’s premium) in the Cotswolds.


Picnic plans for dealers ahead of Arthur Swallow Fairs' new Cirencester Park event

29 May 2023

Adam Hills of Retrouvius, the London shop and studio specialising in architectural salvage, has 35 ex-University of Nottingham large oak refectory tables and benches with hand-carved details to shift.

Russian bread dish

Pick of the week: Bread and salt charger is welcomed on second visit

22 May 2023

It is traditional in Russia for important, respected or admired guests to be greeted with an offering of bread and salt.


5 Questions with Simon Clarke of Christopher Clarke Antiques

22 May 2023

Simon Clarke runs Christopher Clarke Antiques with his brother Sean in Stow-on-the- Wold.