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Roadmenders work surfaces outside London

19 December 2022

A small and recently discovered painting by Peter Lanyon (1918-64) emerged at Kinghams’ (23% buyer’s premium).

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Sitter dubbed a ‘knight who looks like a postboy’

19 December 2022

William Nicholson (1872-1949) is known today for restrained and sensitively handled still-lifes but in his day he found more success with his portraits.

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Put in the hours for the rewards

12 December 2022

Illuminated manuscript c.1470 is a highlight in Gloucestershire saleroom

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Brilliant Brunel – and a scandalous corset

12 December 2022

Commissioned by the 'Illustrated London Times' to document the construction of the mighty Great Eastern, the young photographer Robert Howlett (1831-58) took some of the most famous images of ship’s designer Isambard Kingdom Brunel (1806-59).

Great Yarmouth Punch and Judy figures

That’s the way to do it if you buy Punch and Judy at auction

05 December 2022

Punch and Judy shows in Britain date back to as early as 1662 – recorded by Pepys – with origins in the charismatic 16th century Italian puppet Pulcinella.

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Transport lots that tell a story

05 December 2022

A fine First World War silver presentation model of the Vickers FB5 or Gunbus made by Goldsmiths & Silversmiths Company (London 1916) was sold together with two related photographs plus a copied letter of provenance at Dominic Winter (20% buyer’s premium).

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Why provenance is so important when it comes to de Wint

05 December 2022

A group of five watercolours by Peter de Wint (1784-1849) that were previously kept at a Grade II-listed Oxfordshire country house caught the eye at a recent sale.

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Bidders wide awake to the opportunity to own a Richmond

05 December 2022

A small watercolour titled A Sleeping Wayfarer by George Richmond (1809-96) roused a few bidders into action when it was offered at auction.

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Stroud pepperbox adds spice on home soil

28 November 2022

The Stroud engineer Edwin Beard Budding (1796-1846) is considered the inventor of the lawnmower (1830) and the adjustable spanner (1842).

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Arthur Swallow Fairs launches new Cotswolds event

14 November 2022

A new decorative and salvage fair will launch next summer in the Cotswolds.

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Gunbus could be an auction high flyer

14 November 2022

This fine First World War silver presentation model of the Vickers FB5 or Gunbus was made by Goldsmiths & Silversmiths Company (London 1916).

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Swallow swoops on Cotswolds

14 November 2022

Organiser announces 2023 launch of another decorative home and salvage event

Thomas Jenner-Fust of Chorley’s

Chorley’s auction house changes hands

07 November 2022

Auction house Chorley’s has changed hands, with director Thomas Jenner-Fust buying the business with former colleague and friend Werner Freundel.

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‘The most beautiful herbal’

07 November 2022

A copy of the 1543, first German language edition of a work that centuries later, in 'Printing and the Mind of Man', was declared to be “perhaps the most celebrated and most beautiful herbal ever published” was offered by Gloucestershire saleroom Dominic Winter (20% buyer’s premium) on October 12.

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Pick of the week: Mexican jar is choc full of saleroom interest

31 October 2022

In colonial Mexico cacao beans and vanilla pods assumed a similar status to tea leaves in England.

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Mayer rivals Pratt for promotion

24 October 2022

Among the most desirable of all ‘Prattware’ transfer printed wares are the series of very rare and highly decorative advertising plaques produced for firms such as Crosse & Blackwell and Huntley & Palmers.

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All cisterns go in Gloucestershire

10 October 2022

Two classic country house ‘garden’ form 17th century examples show their mettle

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Single-owner collection takes Root in Bath instead of clinging on to London hotbed

26 September 2022

Does the Contemporary art auction market need levelling up?

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Pitch perfect for Ruskin’s tower

19 September 2022

Watercolour of Oxford by the Victorian arbiter of taste benefits from attractive estimate.

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Dutch works by mystery artist land well in the saleroom

19 September 2022

Two large 18th century paintings of figures at the port of Antwerp drew plenty of comment when they went on display at the South Cerney saleroom of Dominic Winter in the run-up to its July 21 sale.