Wales


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Ewenny work takes £5500

05 November 2018

A pottery has stood in the Welsh village of Ewenny for five centuries but the collecting market tends to focus on those pieces produced under the influence of the Arts & Crafts movement in the late 19th century.

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What to See: Five art and antiques events in Wales this week

15 October 2018

Buyers in Wales this week have a wealth of art and antiques to choose from including a 19th century traditional Welsh hat.

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Pick of the week: Heavyweight paperweight price at auction in Wales

17 September 2018

It was of early manufacture, looked beautiful and the condition was very good – but auctioneer Ben Rogers Jones admits to still being mystified as to why a paperweight sold for such a hefty price at his Cardiff saleroom.

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Catalogue hides a Canova

03 September 2018

An intriguing item with important international artistic links is on offer at Towy Fairs’ Carmarthen Antiques and Fleamarket on Sunday, September 9.

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Welsh connections: Christie’s brokers sale of Augustus John portrait of Dylan Thomas to National Portrait Gallery

22 August 2018

Christie’s has helped broker the sale of portrait of a young Dylan Thomas by Augustus John (1878-1961) to the National Portrait Gallery.

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Welsh artist Wilf Roberts drives demand

20 August 2018

In his later years, Welsh painter Wilf Roberts spent time going on drives, his wife Sue at the wheel, out to the Anglesey countryside. He would set off with pencils or watercolours to sketch landscapes while she waited for him in the car, reading.

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Search for promised land in Wales

06 August 2018

This small 7 x 91/2in (18 x 24cm) oil on panel Biblical scene by the Victorian artist William Edward Frost (1810-77), below, doubled its top guide at Peter Francis (20% buyer’s premium) of Carmarthen on July 11.

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Guards at the Carmarthen sale forefront

06 August 2018

A famous royal regiment was remembered at the Peter Francis (20% buyer’s premium) auction in Carmarthen.

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Paper butterfly flutters into Welsh fair

23 July 2018

The Victorian fascination for natural history led to many a front parlour having as its centrepiece a cased display of butterflies.

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Welsh artist emerges out of fog

16 July 2018

'Peu à Peu Sortant de la Brume', a 1969 screenprint by Ceri Richards (1903-71) is part of the annual summer show at Oriel Tegfryn in Anglesey.

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Kyffin centenary shows are coming thick and fast

30 April 2018

The paintings of Welsh landscape artist Kyffin Williams (1918-2006) are much in evidence in this, the year of his centenary, and nowhere so much as in his native land.

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Llanelly soaks up the spongeware interest

09 April 2018

The designer Emma Bridgewater began experimenting with what are now her signature sponge-painted ceramics in the bedroom of a former squat in Brixton.

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Kyffin back to his roots for centenary

09 April 2018

Martin Tinney Gallery celebrates the centenary of Sir Kyffin Williams’ (1918-2006) birth with a selling exhibition of his paintings and works on paper.

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Buyer tracks down Turner quarry

09 April 2018

A gloriously Welsh view of a jagged, grey slate quarry by JMW Turner (1775-1851) took top honours at Cardiff saleroom Rogers Jones (20% buyer’s premium).

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Clear demand for black and white classic John Ward

02 April 2018

Selling just short of the auction record, this 10in (26cm) tall stoneware pot, below, by John Ward (b.1938) went to an online bidder on thesaleroom.com at £17,500 at Rogers Jones (20% buyer’s premium) in Cardiff.

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Doctor Who script for very first episode owned by William Hartnell comes up at auction

27 February 2018

The original Doctor Who script for the first-ever Doctor Who episode is something always likely to attract high demand at auction. Chuck in the fact that it was used and owned by the very first Doctor Who actor, William Hartnell, and it just gets better and better.

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Enter the Welsh dragon

05 February 2018

Dealer, art adviser and former auctioneer Simon Wingett is heading a project to create a new Welsh tourism centre including a sculpture park and gallery.

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Dealer calls for investors as he plans Welsh tourism hub with sculpture park and massive dragon sculpture

25 January 2018

A call has gone out to help raise £3m to create a Welsh sculpture park and tourist centre that includes an 80ft (24m) bronze sculpture of a dragon.

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Green Knight prints gallop into Cardiff exhibition

02 January 2018

Welsh artist Clive Hicks-Jenkins’ recent series of screen-prints are a fitting subject for a January exhibition.

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Plate on offer at Welsh fair recalls the elephant in the court room

11 December 2017

A child’s plate that celebrates a performing elephant which was bizarrely accused of murdering her keeper will be an unusual highlight at Towy Events’ last antiques and fleamarket of the year.

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