Wales


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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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Tom Gerrard’s Welsh jewels

02 October 2017

'Anglesey Landscape IV' is one of around 30 works included in Tom Gerrard’s (1923-76) upcoming retrospective at Oriel Tegfryn Gallery in Menai Bridge (October 20-November 12).

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Fine setting for a Welsh assembly

02 October 2017

The long-running biannual antiques, art and design fairs held in the fine ornamental setting of the Orangery in Port Talbot’s 1000-acre Margam Park, has its next outing this weekend (October 7-8).

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Portraits of great and good send Carey Morris to record level

25 September 2017

Paintings by one of Wales’ more obscure artistic talents sparked fervent bidding at Rogers Jones’ (20% buyer’s premium) Welsh Sale in Cardiff.

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Peaks and valleys for Welsh pots

25 September 2017

Auctioneer hails return to form for Swansea and Nantgarw porcelain at Cardiff themed sale...

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Shop talk: The House of Rust

18 September 2017

In our continuing series looking through the keyhole of ‘bricks and mortar’ shops in 2017, this week ATG talks to Chris Hardie about The House of Rust which opened two years ago. He says: “If it’s quirky, odd or just downright amazingly ‘rusty’, then you’ll probably find it here.”

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Fame and Fortunes of the auction world

11 September 2017

A collection from someone with a famous relative will normally prick up the ears of any self-respecting auctioneer.

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Colourful 1940s film posters found used as carpet underlay come up at auction in Cardiff

21 August 2017

Inspector Hornleigh Goes To It, Day Time Wife, and perhaps even He Stayed for Breakfast may sound like certain late-night films common when Channel 5 first launched, but they are innocent titles from the 1940s cinema era.

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Two shows of Welsh art

24 July 2017

The two galleries in Wales that fall under the umbrella of Martin Tinney celebrate local art in their summer shows.

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Wander through a Welsh county

03 July 2017

Carmarthenshire is full of delights for antiques buyers. Here, we look at a brocante trial, views of castles coming up at a fair and another event in which you can go potty at a botanic garden.

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Why the Blairman bunch do like to be beside the seaside

03 July 2017

Furniture and works of art dealer Martin Levy took a trip to the north Wales seaside recently.

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Welsh art shows maturity in the market

30 May 2017

“The good thing for Welsh art is the maturity of the tourist industry. It’s no longer, ‘if you want to go to Wales, you go to Butlin’s in Pwllheli’.” Ben Rogers Jones of Rogers Jones (20% buyer’s premium) puts much of the increased demand for Welsh art over the last 20 years down to that tourism trend.

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'Britain’s Fabulous Disc Stars' - early Beatles poster ignites bidding battle

30 May 2017

A gig poster advertising as the headline act ‘Britain’s Fabulous Disc Stars!’ sold for £28,000 at the Roger Jones (20% buyer’s premium inc VAT) May 23 auction.

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Secrets of Koh-i Noor diamond to be revealed at Hay Festival in Wales

25 May 2017

The mysterious history of the Koh-i Noor diamond will be revealed during the Hay Festival by authors of a new book.

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Welsh auction wizardry showcases range of artists

02 May 2017

Held several times a year, the all-Cymru affair has been a regular fixture of Rogers Jones’ calendar for 16 years, offering primarily Welsh art and pottery.

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