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Fish dish tickles bidder tastebuds in Salisbury

26 February 2018

When it comes to the business of selling middle-market collections, the big London salerooms are particularly adept at cherry-picking the best and rejecting the rest.

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The story behind the Met’s epic £460,000 auction battle for ‘America’s first china teapot’

26 February 2018

A hitherto unrecorded teapot attributed to a pioneering North American porcelain factory sold last week for a remarkable £460,000 (plus premium) at Woolley & Wallis in Salisbury.

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New York’s Met Museum wins bidding for early American teapot at Salisbury auction – video

21 February 2018

An early American porcelain teapot sold for £460,000 at a Woolley & Wallis auction in Salisbury this week is now on its way to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.

John Bartlam Cain Hoy teapot

Early American teapot sells at £460,000 as vendor makes huge return on £15 purchase

20 February 2018

A previously unrecorded teapot attributed to a pioneering American porcelain factory sold at a Woolley & Wallis auction today for £460,000. The vendor of the teapot, a private collector from south-west of England, had bought it recently in the Midlands for just £15.

Antiques dealer Geoffrey Harley

5 Mod Brit highlights from dealer Geoffrey Harley’s collection sold at Woolley & Wallis’ auction

16 February 2018

Modern British art from the estate of the late antiques dealer Geoffrey Harley raised a total of £626,000 at Woolley & Wallis.

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Far Eastern demand helps tiaras to shine

05 February 2018

Deemed a little ostentatious in some Western circles, tiaras remain popular with the so-called ‘new’ markets.

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Snuff boxes sum up unusual appeal

22 January 2018

Four unusual collections caught the eye, if not always the cash, at Woolley & Wallis (25% buyer's premium).

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First sales of 2018 make a happy new year

22 January 2018

Two of the first sales of 2018 suggest that toasts to the future can be drunk from half-full, rather than half-empty, Georgian rummers.

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Cor blimey… have a butcher’s at this

08 January 2018

Cockney barrow boy-related jewellery is coming to auction in Salisbury later this month.

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Lambeth Walk 'cockney bling' comes to auction in Salisbury

05 January 2018

A cache of cockney barrow boy related jewellery will come to auction in Salisbury later this month.

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Brewing up a storm: America’s first china teapot unearthed for £15

02 January 2018

A hitherto unrecorded teapot attributed to a pioneering American porcelain factory has surfaced in the UK.

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Picture captures the lonely feel of Lowry art

02 January 2018

A market-fresh figure study by Mod Brit giant LS Lowry (1887-1976), pictured below, topped the sale at Woolley & Wallis.

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Previews: £30,000 plus

02 January 2018

Our weekly selection from salerooms and dealerships.

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ART MARKET: Political historian Peter Mangold's home became a Mod Brit treasure trove

02 January 2018

Art assembled by Peter Mangold, the late political historian, led a strong line-up of Modern British pictures at Woolley & Wallis (25% buyer’s premium) in Salisbury.

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Cider and a scapegoat in focus in Salisbury sale

11 December 2017

Engraved 18th century glassware opened the sale at Woolley & Wallis (22% buyer’s premium) in Salisbury on October 18.

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Sell-out sale of early spoons in Salisbury

27 November 2017

A recent silver sale at Woolley & Wallis in Salisbury included a cache of early spoons from the collection of David Constable. Each had been illustrated and discussed in his magnum opus, 'Silver Spoons of Britain', published in 2016.

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Jewels of the real-life Lady Chatterley

20 November 2017

Twelve items of jewellery belonging to Lady Ottoline Morrell (1873-1938) – the woman who inspired the DH Lawrence character Lady Chatterley – contributed more than £15,000 to the sale conducted by Woolley & Wallis on October 26.

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Ivory carves a market test at auction

23 October 2017

In a diverse 515-lot sale, finely carved wood and alabaster, porcelain and even furniture took eye-catching bids – but much of the wider market was waiting to see how a large consignment of 18th and 19th century ivory carvings would fare at Woolley & Wallis (22% buyer’s premium) on October 4.

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Riding the rising crest of the Oceanic wave

16 October 2017

The designated tribal art department at Woolley & Wallis (22% buyer’s premium) in Salisbury is now in its third year – and increasingly picking up consignments and regular buyers from well beyond its immediate hinterlands.

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Traditional values make welcome return to regions

02 October 2017

“There really does seem to be life in the traditional market”. Woolley & Wallis’ (22% buyer’s premium) latest Old Masters, British & European Paintings sale in Salisbury left specialist Victor Fauvelle in a buoyant mood.