Hansons auctioneers of Etwall will be selling a rare and early Derbyshire horse racing admission disk from 1830 in their September Fine Art auction, with an estimate of £700-£900.
The Chesterfield racecourse disk is engraved with the name of its original owner G H Barrow, who was involved in the iron industry in Staveley. Not dissimilar to the modern badges used at Newmarket and Ascot today, the silver disk, which measures approximately 2.5cm, would have given the owner access to the Chesterfield enclosures and stand and the privileges which came with that.… View the full post
A collection of coins and medals from the Great War and WWII awarded to Principal Matron Ida Walden has sold at Fellows’ Coins and Medals auction for £25,000.
The Lot included: The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, O.B.E., Military, Royal Red Cross, 1st Class R.R.C., dated 1945, India General Service Medal, Waziristan 1921-24 clasp, named to ‘N. Sister. I.… View the full post
Rachel Trembath of Henry Adams Fine Art is to become Chichester’s first female auctioneer after achieving the highest level of qualification from the National Federation of Property Professionals in the specialist sector overseen by the National Association of Valuers and Auctioneers. She recently won an award from the NFoPP for achieving the highest overall mark in the qualification last year.
Having already gained a degree in conservation and restoration and a post-graduate diploma in the conservation of historic objects, Rachel said, “Both my degree and master’s degrees are relevant to the huge variety of objects we handle here at Henry Adams.… View the full post
A carpet, which had been stored in a garage for 10 years, sold for four times its estimate at the Charterhouse auction in Sherborne on Friday 24th July.
“The owner inherited the carpet and house from a close family member. As a relatively modern property, the carpet did not sit well in rooms with fitted carpets, so was somewhat redundant. In addition, the carpet was worn, cut and stained.” Commented Richard Bromell.… View the full post
The Petersfield Antiques Fair will take place at Petersfield Festival Hall in Hampshire on 4th to 6th September, bringing together a mix of traditional antiques and collectables with all exhibits vetted for authenticity and correct labelling.
The Fair will feature lots of LAPADA members who will join new faces including Paul Lake from South Wales who is showing fine boxes and objets d’art.… View the full post
A superb collection of English Arts & Crafts furniture from leading designers of the Decorative Arts Movement will feature at The Cotswolds Decorative Antiques & Fine Art Fair at Westonbirt School, near Tetbury, from 14th-16th August 2015.
Specialist dealers Steve Bentley Decorative Arts will be showing a range of carefully assembled pieces typical of the Arts & Crafts period that influenced early 20th century architecture and design.… View the full post
Stride & Son Auctioneers and Valuers of Chichester in West Sussex will offer the entire collection and stock-in-trade of the late renowned bibliophile Robert Date (1947-2015) on July 30th and 31st.
Bob, as he was better known to his friends and colleagues in the book and antique trade, was perhaps the epitome of the collector/dealer, reflected in the enormously varied range of material set to be auctioned.… View the full post
Courtesy: Wedgewood Museum
KEITH MURRAY (1892-1981) was one of the most influential designers of glass, ceramics and metal ware in inter-war Britain. In recent years his elegant, minimalist designs have chimed with current interior tastes making him avidly collected in Britain, his native New Zealand, the United States and Japan.
His name was mostly associated with the range of plain, crisply modeled earthenware vases, bowls and jug sets designed for Wedgwood pottery, although few people are familiar with the broad range of glassware which he designed for the Stourbridge firm of Stevens and Williams and still fewer know of his design for the Royal silversmiths, Mappin and Webb.… View the full post
Antique Collecting considers the ongoing popularity of Mouseman furniture and what to look out for when buying one of the iconic designs.
The mouse, spotted running up chair legs, is arguably one of the most iconic trademarks in English Arts and Crafts furniture. First patented in 1931 by Robert Thompson, this little mouse remains the stamp of quality in a Yorkshire cottage industry still thriving today.… View the full post
Theriault’s July auction, ‘Love, Shirley Temple’, featuring nearly 600 costumes, memorabilia and dolls from the former child film star’s personal archives gained global interest. The auction, conducted on July 14, was followed by an auction of antique dolls on July 15. The two days of auctions totaled over $4.2 million, a new record for the Annapolis, Maryland-based firm, Theriault’s, which specialises in the auction and appraisal of childhood memorabilia.… View the full post
Hansons next Decorative Arts auction in October will feature a collection of Robert ‘Mouseman’ Thompson items, including a rare pair of bookends, a table lamp, bowl, coffee table and work box. All from a local private collector, the items are expected to generate significant interest. The craft based tradition of using hand production methods and tools, as well as the quirky use of the mouse, sometimes incorporated as decoration, makes each item individual and desirable.… View the full post
Bidders were taken on a world tour as antiques and works of art from around the globe went under the hammer at Shropshire’s leading fine art auction house.
Oldest item on offer at Halls’ successful Fine Furniture, European ceramics and Works of Art in Shrewsbury were two Egyptian antiquities consigned by a West Midlands vendor. A faience model of Isis and Horus, from the period 332-30BC, sold for £3,300 and a turquoise faience amulet of Thoth, from the period 664-525 BC, sold for £1,500.… View the full post