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Eardley Norton clocks chime with bidders

10 June 2019

Eardley Norton, who is listed at 49 St John’s Street, Clerkenwell between 1762- 94, enjoyed a reputation as a skilled mechanic and the maker of complex timepieces, sometimes with musical and astronomical movements.

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Two Cs ready for three busy fairs in summer 2019

10 June 2019

Organisers report that all of their events are fully booked as far ahead as October this year

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Matisse makes top Shropshire sum

03 June 2019

Characteristic etching is best-seller in appealing single-owner mix of works on paper.

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Tobacco taken with a conscience

20 May 2019

Almost wholly reliant on slavery, the tobacco industry was the subtle target of British Abolitionists 50 years before Britain outlawed slavery and nearly a century before the American Civil War.

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Charlotte Rhead looks to be right attribution

20 May 2019

Catalogued as ‘Art Nouveau… manner of Charlotte Rhead’, this pair of tube-lined tiles went at 10 times the estimate at Trevanion & Dean’s (17.5% buyer’s premium) sale in Whitchurch.

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Five highlights estimated under £1000 at Halls’ Asian sale this week – including an Indian rarity donated to a charity shop

13 May 2019

Halls' sale on May 15 in Shrewsbury, combining Asian objects with a country house sale, has ceramics, textiles and paintings at a range of prices to tempt new collectors. ATG picked five items for closer inspection.

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Get the visual low-down on Ludlow

13 May 2019

This oil on canvas of A June Day, Ludlow by Beryl Maud Sinclair (1901-67) is among the works featured at Miles Wynn Cato’s final exhibition devoted to views of the Shropshire market town.

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Kangxi famille verte vase offered at Halls

06 May 2019

Halls’ Country House & Asian Art sale in Shrewsbury on May 15 will include a 21in (54cm) Kangxi famille verte vase decorated with a panorama of Asiatic birds, butterflies and dragonflies.

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Elkington electroplated device impresses at Shrewsbury sale

29 April 2019

An Elkington electroplated duck press outsold silver proper at Halls (20% buyer’s premium) of Shrewsbury on March 20.

Two art and antiques events held for good causes

19 April 2019

A country house car boot to raise funds for a newly opened specialist equestrian centre in Much Wenlock, Shropshire, will run at the 800-acre Isle Estate at Bicton near Shrewsbury on Sunday May 12.

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Myles Birket Foster continental scenes bring demand at English auctions

15 April 2019

After abandoning his early career as a contributor to Punch and the Illustrated London News, Myles Birket Foster (1825-99) went on to establish his reputation as a painter of technically skilled and highly polished watercolours, depicting landscapes and rustic subjects from Scotland to the Mediterranean.

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Bidders with lots of bottle tops

25 March 2019

Whatever it may be, someone, somewhere will be avidly collecting it.

Mein Kampf hits headlines and Indian works make an impact at auction

11 March 2019

The lot that gained all the publicity in a recent Shropshire sale, even national newspaper coverage, was a copy of Adolf Hitler’s Mein Kampf.

Joneses to run Amulet events

25 February 2019

Emma and Oli Jones of JOS Events are taking over Amulet Fairs’ antiques and collectors’ fairs run at the Oswestry Showground by Sheila Jackson for 30 years.

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Picasso mistress shows her own art skills

18 February 2019

A painting by one of Picasso’s mistresses drew considerable interest at Halls (20% buyer’s premium) of Shrewsbury on February 6.

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Liner SS Normandie oozes Art Deco luxury in souvenir publication

19 November 2018

A large and handsome souvenir publication for the French liner SS Normandie was offered in a Mullock’s (20% buyer’s premium) sale of October 16.

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First World War: they also served

19 November 2018

British Empire soldiers included more than a million Indian Army troops serving overseas.

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Suffragettes stand up for rights by burning a grandstand

05 November 2018

On June 13, 1913, just five days after the infamous death of Emily Wilding Davison under the king’s horse at the Derby, two Suffragettes set fire to the Hurst Park grandstand in Surrey.

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Shropshire auction house Perry & Phillips closes as director returns to dealing roots

25 October 2018

Auction house Perry & Phillips in Bridgnorth will close after 170 years in business as its owner has decided to instead focus on running the antiques centre in the Shropshire town.