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Henry Sandon lots pass to new owners

15 May 2023

Much-loved expert decided time was right to disperse his impressive collection

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Six Joseph Knibb clocks star in a stellar collection

15 May 2023

This eight-day walnut longcase clock is one of six by Joseph Knibb in a 16-piece collection on offer from dealer Ben Wright.

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Pins were a personal gift from Queen Victoria

01 May 2023

Cotswold saleroom Kinghams (23% buyer’s premium) offered a series of four stick pins gifted by Queen Victoria.

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Story of the start of slave trade abolition in Britain

01 May 2023

Work published in 1808 is one of the highlights of a wide-ranging sale held in Gloucestershire

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Pomp and ceremony at Gloucestershire auction as coronation robes go under the hammer

01 May 2023

The reminder of earlier pomp and ceremony from a coronation came courtesy of a recent sale at Gloucestershire auction house Dominic Winter (20% buyer’s premium).

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Blue John beloved of Boulton

10 April 2023

This George III blue john vase standing 14in (14cm) high on a square marble base was probably turned and carved by the Derby marble mason Richard Brown for Matthew Boulton.

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Kinghams marks 150 years since the founding of Martin Brothers pottery with special exhibition

03 April 2023

ATG made a visit to Moreton-in-Marsh in the Cotswolds for Kinghams Auctioneers’ Martinware show

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The Iron Duke’s hands of time

03 April 2023

Sculpture of a personal nature leads a fine collection of memorabilia offered in Gloucestershire saleroom

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Jeweller born in Naples, name made in London

03 April 2023

Born in Naples, the revivalist jeweller Carlo Giuliano (1831-95) made his name in London.

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Familiar fliers from New Naturalist but name of artist harder to place

20 March 2023

The work of illustrator Robert Gillmor graces many books from a well-known natural history series

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18th century sieve among highlights at Cotswolds fair

20 March 2023

A Georgian treen searce is among the highlights available at The Cotswolds Decorative Antiques & Art Fair.

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Tales of Timbuktu-born prince and a 116-year-old historian

13 February 2023

This single-page letter offered on January 19 by Mellors & Kirk (24% buyer’s premium) tells the remarkable story of Abdul Rahman Ibrahima Sori (1762-1829).

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Buyer gets teeth into Thomas Nashe feast

06 February 2023

Extraordinary collection generates £64,000 bid for collaborative works by the playwright and poet

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Jane Austen, a compact collection sold at Dominic Winter auction

30 January 2023

Small group of the author’s ever-popular works makes a big impression at Gloucestershire saleroom

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Antiques Roadshow expert Henry Sandon to sell private collection at auction

24 January 2023

Ceramics specialist Henry Sandon (b.1928) will offer his private collection at auction at Chorley’s in April.

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Deeply personal Plath editions offered at Dominic Winter auction

23 January 2023

The auction at Dominic Winter (20% buyer’s premium) on December 15 included two presentation first editions by Sylvia Plath.

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Stiff competition at Suffolk sales indicates strength of Staffordshire pottery market

09 January 2023

Collectors of Staffordshire have noted a number of higher prices of late and further evidence of a more active market came when a pair of Victorian Staffordshire flatback figures was offered by Lacy, Scott & Knight (22.5% buyer’s premium).

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Officer’s first-rank taste in artworks

09 January 2023

Another slice of the collection which brought a Christopher Wood record comes up in Gloucestershire saleroom

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Two birds dish brings in £165,000 at Kinghams

02 January 2023

The sale at Kinghams (23% buyer’s premium) in Moreton-in-Marsh included a 12in (30cm) carved cinnabar lacquer dish dating from the late Yuan or early Ming period – c.1350-1400.

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Home called Hazelwood stood in Shanghai

02 January 2023

A large reticulated ‘dragon and phoenix’ censer came for sale at Mallams’ (25% buyer’s premium) in Cheltenham from a Herefordshire vendor whose family had lived in Shanghai in the 1930s.