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View from the Malvern Hills by Laura Knight

Gloucestershire auction offers Laura Knight landscape and furniture from Georgian mansion

03 November 2017

Paintings by Dame Laura Knight (1877-1970) appear fairly regularly at auction, most commonly her views of Staithes and Cornwall as well as figurative works.

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Postcards live on in the saleroom world

23 October 2017

Last month, Britain’s oldest postcard publisher, J Salmon, announced it was closing after almost 140 years of business. Blamed for its demise was the rise of selfies and social media.

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Last edition of the year for Cotswolds decorative fair

16 October 2017

The final 2017 edition of the Cotswolds Decorative Antiques & Art Fair takes place from October 27-29 in Westonbirt School, Gloucestershire.

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The polar explorers who searched for fellow explorer Franklin

16 October 2017

A single-owner collection focusing on the polar regions was a notable feature of the travel section of the October 4 sale held by Dominic Winter (19.5% buyer’s premium). It included, at a 10-times estimate £3000, the posthumously published Memoirs of Lieutenant Joseph Rene Bellot.

Ship logbook Australia

Logbook recording brutal treatment of teenage 'exiles' transported to Australia sells for £11,000 at Gloucestershire auction

10 October 2017

A logbook recording three voyages to Australia and the Far East made in 1847-52, two of them transporting young prisoners, or 'exiles', to Australia, led Dominic Winter’s latest sale.

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Continental buyers put in sterling performance for quality consignments

09 October 2017

Cheap sterling can help bring in the foreign buyers – but only if auctioneers can deliver the right goods. These were much in evidence at Chorley’s (20% buyer’s premium) sale at Prinknash Abbey on September 13-14.

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Pick of the Week: Marvellous Maltese marquetry at Gloucestershire auction

02 October 2017

Maltese furniture commands a premium – and not simply because it appeals to a committed group of island collectors.

Saleroom finds winning recipe

18 September 2017

In recent years Dominic Winter (19.5% buyer’s premium) has enjoyed considerable success with cookery manuscripts and the most recent auction further enhanced the saleroom’s recipe for culinary success.

Sheridan’s ‘School for Scandal’

Manuscript copy of Sheridan’s ‘School for Scandal’ takes £3100 at Gloucestershire auction

14 September 2017

Bid to £3100, some ten times the high estimate, a contemporary manuscript copy of Richard Brinsley Sheridan’s ‘The School for Scandal’ sold at a recent Dominic Winter sale.

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First World war photograph: not so top brass

28 August 2017

Militaria has the advantage of a wide price range for items. A photograph sold in Cirencester on July 7 was a good example of ‘more affordable’ levels.

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1813 and all tatt

26 August 2017

Tattooed from head to foot, this ‘Native of Nukahiva’ (in the Marquesas Islands of French Polynesia) features on one of the two frontispieces and a folding chart that form the illustrative content of the 1813, first English edition of Adam von Krusenstern’s 1803-06 Voyage round the World…

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Naive livestock paintings brighten the gloom around traditional 19th century art

21 August 2017

Naïve-style paintings of livestock remain one of the liveliest sectors of the 19th century pictures market, judging by the response to several examples offered in Gloucestershire.

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French 18th century magic trick book features 'blow' reading device

14 August 2017

‘L’Abbé Quille’ (shown below), against whose leg a dog is seen relieving itself in the illustration, is one of 84 hand-coloured plates – 12 each of seven subjects – that make up a French magic trick book of c.1799 sold for £2900 by Dominic Winter (19.5% buyer’s premium) in a June 19-20 sale.

Malt House

Malt House Emporium launches petition to stay in Stroud home

07 August 2017

A Stroud antiques centre has launched a petition to stay after its landlord issued a notice to end the lease.

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Core Arts & Crafts collection stolen

07 August 2017

Thieves in Chipping Campden have struck at the core of the Court Barn Museum’s collection of Arts & Crafts silver and jewellery.

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Gould’s Birds of Britain flies to £36,000 at Dominic Winter

07 August 2017

Handsomely bound, a set of Gould’s Birds of Britain offered as part of the small but select Dorros ornithological library at Christie’s New York sale of June 15 failed against a $60,000-80,000 estimate, but in a Dominic Winter (19.5% buyer’s premium) sale of the previous day a very differently presented set brought a mid-estimate £36,000.

Shone-ap-Morgan

One Welshman and his goat: rare broadside takes £1200 at auction

03 August 2017

Dating from the early to mid-18th century, the large, roughly 16 x 14in wood engraving called ‘Shone-Ap-Morgan, Shentleman of Wales’ seen below is an exceptionally rare broadside that was sold for £1200 in a Dominic Winter auction this summer.

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Pick of the Week: Cabinet stands tall as Flemish highlight

24 July 2017

When this cabinet on stand appeared in the inventory of a Gloucestershire home in the 1920s it was described simply as ‘An old Italian Cabinet of ebony and Tortoiseshell’. In fact, it is Flemish rather than Italian and was probably made in Antwerp in the first half of the 17th century.

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Meadows on organic auctions growth

10 July 2017

While many in the trade believe the future lies in specialisation, Gloucestershire auction house Dominic Winter (20% buyer’s premium) is making significant inroads into the general market beyond its renown as expert in books, maps and other works on paper.

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Dealers duel for lecterns in college consignment

10 July 2017

Entered by a leading UK college, two very similar pairs of mid-18th century mahogany lecterns, one illustrated above, became the focus of two major West Country dealers at Tayler & Fletcher’s (20% buyer’s premium) June 22 sale at Bourton-in-the-Water.