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A local viewpoint for the Northern Antiques Fair

19 September 2022

A 1731 panorama of York listing 45 places of interest is a highlight at the Northern Antiques Fair.

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Library gets to the root of agriculture

12 September 2022

Assembled over five decades by private collector Martin Burtt, The Glaisdale Agricultural Library on offer at North Yorkshire saleroom Tennants on September 30 includes volumes by the great agricultural writers of the 16th to 19th centuries.

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Tablecloth and napkins believed to be with royal approval

12 September 2022

The latest sale of Costume, Accessories & Textiles at Tennants (22% buyer’s premium) in Leyburn included an unusual example of early 20th century Irish linen: a white damask tablecloth and napkins made around the time of the coronation of George V in 1910.

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Brontë family link boosts silver jug result

05 September 2022

Tennants’ (20% buyer’s premium) summer silver sale included a Victorian jug by Robert Hennell with Brontë family connections.

Ellerby coin hoard

Gold coin hoard discovered in a cup under a North Yorkshire kitchen floor comes to auction

01 September 2022

A family re-laying their kitchen floor in their home in Ellerby, North Yorkshire, discovered 264 gold coins stored in a small cup.

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Private buyer picks up a Pelican at auction

29 August 2022

Marks painting was also one of the highlights at auction where La Thangue sold at six figures

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Leopard bites back at unlucky hunter

29 August 2022

Hot on the heels of Christie’s offering a collection of more than 80 18th century Battersea and Bilston enamels formed by interwar connoisseur Nellie Ionides (part of the May 27 auction of items from the estate of Lord and Lady Swaythling), Tennants (20% buyer’s premium) featured a smaller selection of similar wares across two sales in the summer.

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I’ll definitely swap for a Billy Meredith…

22 August 2022

The appetite for early Manchester United memorabilia is strong – even for a player who started out at their arch-rivals

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Tumbler to be taken on the last campaigns

15 August 2022

This glass tumbler, pictured below, engraved with a crowned 'N' over a band of diamond cutting, contained in a tooled leather cylindrical travelling case, is of a type that accompanied Napoleon on campaign.

WEB Tennants Mountbatten Dolls

Textiles with aristocratic connections including to Mountbatten offered in North Yorkshire auction

13 August 2022

The Costume, Accessories & Textiles Sale at Tennants on August 20 will feature a range of textiles with provenance from three aristocratic households.

In a Ligurian Garden

La Thangue rediscovery bears fruit at auction

25 July 2022

In a Ligurian Garden, a previously missing exhibition work by the British Impressionist Henry Herbert La Thangue (1859-1929), sold for £180,000 (plus buyer’s premium) in the British, European and Sporting Art Sale at Tennants in Leyburn.

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How Stan Dodds breathed life into carving

25 July 2022

Three lots at Tennants’ (22% buyer’s premium) traced the history of Stan Dodds (1928-2012) – the first and foremost of the Critters.

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Buyers bag onion form bottles

25 July 2022

This sealed and dated onion in olive green glass, below, comes with a handwritten scrap of paper inscribed 'George found [this bottle] when he dived into the Thames at Windsor'. The seal reads 'S Slater 1710'.

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Victorian diamond and pearl brooch emerges at Tennants

04 July 2022

Tennants’ Fine Jewellery, Watches and Silver sale in Leyburn, North Yorkshire, on July 16 numbers 120 lots.

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News in brief – including the auction of an Antiques Roadshow specialist’s extensive collection

27 June 2022

A round-up of art and antiques news from the previous seven days, including the sale of ceramics and collector’s curiosities from David Battie's collection at Tennants.

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Grodnertal earrings add shine

20 June 2022

An early 19th century German Grodnertal doll sold for £2500 (estimate £600-800) in Tennants’ (22% buyers premium) Costume, Accessories and Textiles Sale on May 28.

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Gravesend: three miles beyond Jamaica

20 June 2022

Bid to £4000 – 10 times low estimate – in a May 18 sale held by Tennants (22% buyer’s premium) of Leyburn were two albums of what were defined as grotesque-style caricature portraits.

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Giulia gets away successfully

20 June 2022

This exciting 1968 Alfa Romeo Giulia GTA 1300 emerged for auction at Tennants (10% buyer’s premium).

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Furniture sits comfortably in the Dales

30 May 2022

Pitched at a modest £300-500, a harlequin set of eight Charles II joined oak back stools was one of a number of successes among the furniture offered at Tennants’ (22% buyer’s premium) Leyburn sale.

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European art – Make a continental connection

09 May 2022

Focus on 19th century works by continental European artists sold recently