Silver spice box in the form of a Mughal helmet

22 February 2013

A document found sealed within a compartment of this Mughal silver spice box states it was looted during the siege of Delhi in September 1857.


Large selection of advertising material at Chippenham sale

23 November 2012

Advertising ephemera from two large collections is on offer at Chippenham Auction Rooms on November 24 in Wiltshire.


Burgeoning Burges – another work emerges at £34,000

11 October 2012

Works of art by architect-designer William Burges (1827-1881) are extremely rare – but serendipity has seen half a dozen pieces emerge recently in the regions.


Titanic postcard in Wiltshire

25 July 2012

This Titanic postcard has been consigned to White Star Line specialists Henry Aldridge & Son to be included in their sale on July 28 in Devizes, Wiltshire.


Advertising the key to sale’s success

18 July 2012

This Eglentine Metal sign has never come to the open market before but is on offer among about 250 lots of advertising including showcards, packaging, mirrors and over 300-400 enamel signs to be sold at The Chippenham Auction Rooms on July 21.


How Burges remembered a star pupil

06 June 2012

The small Wiltshire firm Jubilee Auction Rooms – opened in the Queen’s Golden Jubilee year in 2002 and soon to move to larger premises in Pewsey – received inquiries from all over the world when it emerged they had unearthed a remarkable jewel-decorated flask by William Burges (1827-81) in a routine house clearance.

Tributes paid to Julian Mynott

29 May 2012

Tributes have been paid to an antiques dealer who was drowned along with his three-year-old son in a boating accident.

Four charged with string of frauds from telephone bids

26 March 2012

FOUR people will appear in court next month in connection with a series of frauds involving foreign-based credit cards used to pay for high-value jewellery at a number of auction houses.

Stolen lectern tracked to Romania

06 January 2012

A 19th century brass lectern stolen from a church in Wiltshire has emerged at an antiques fair in Romania.


Moorcroft Boy wins again

21 December 2011

Moorcroft Boy recorded one of the great comebacks in racing history when he recovered from a horrific injury at Aintree in 1995 to win the Scottish National the following year.


New Titanic record set at £220,000

06 June 2011

A VERY large, hand-drawn plan of the Titanic, used in the official inquiry after it sank in 1912, has sold for £220,000 at Wiltshire auction house, Henry Aldridge & Son.

Ramsbury Manor loot - the hunt goes on

25 May 2010

Despite recent developments in the case against the notorious Johnson family, including the recovery of stolen antiques in Worcestershire, innumerable valuable works of art remain at large.


Singapore and the China Seas, saved from the bonfire

22 March 2010

WILTSHIRE auctioneers Netherhampton Salerooms were celebrating a new house record on March 3 after a disbound album of Far Eastern topographical drawings sold for £43,000.

NAVA conference set for June 15

06 April 2009

THE National Association of Valuers and Auctioneers will hold their annual summer conference between 10am and 5pm on June 15 at Manor House Golf Club, Castle Combe in Wiltshire.

Wessex unites Chippenham’s two salerooms

22 January 2007

Wessex Auction Rooms, a new purpose-designed saleoom, has just opened on the outskirts of the Wiltshire market town of Chippenham.


A superb collection, Amen...

22 August 2006

IT is almost 10 years since the noted Wiltshire glass dealers Delomosne last held an exhibition with accompanying handbook, and that was the collection of cordial glasses belonging to the late John Towse.

Ramsbury theft – police release more images

27 February 2006

More details have emerged of art and antiques stolen during the multi-million pound raid on Ramsbury Manor, home of property developer Harry Hyams, on the evening of February 1.

Details emerge of £30m theft

07 February 2006

Pictures released of some of the stolen items


New demand for studio pottery brings special show

13 July 2004

SINCE 1986 Christopher Gange has been a dealer in 20th Century British Art at his Katharine House Gallery at The Parade, Marlborough, Wiltshire, but for the month of July, in a new departure, he is holding an important selling exhibition of British Studio Pottery, formerly part of his private collection.


Trade alert for double country house theft

06 July 2004

CONTINUING the recent spate of sophisticated country house thefts, valuable antiques were stolen from two homes in the south east of England in the space of a week last month.