19th August Fine Art Sale – Jewellery section achieves over £54,000 in combined hammer prices

The Jewellery section in our Fine Art sales typically does well, but our 19th August sale achieved hammer prices beyond expectations. We had 202 Jewellery lots in the sale, with estimates ranging from £40-60 up to £8,000-10,000 for a 3 carat diamond solitaire, meaning there was something in the section for just about all budgets.…

Collecting Royal Worcester Porcelain

A Royal Worcester twin handled vase and cover, painted with blackberries and leaves to an ivory ground, signed "K Blake", puce mark and date code for 1934. Sold for £140 at Anthemion Auctions

The Royal Worcester porcelain factory is the oldest, continuously operating, English porcelain factory still in production today.  Their impeccable craftsmanship and tailored design produces fine bone china collections of iconic British luxury tableware.  The creation of beautiful porcelain items had being ongoing in Asia for centuries before and through trade the British public began to…

Robert Thompson of Kilburn – “Mouseman”

Robert (Mouseman) Thompson (1876 - 1955) was a British furniture maker, based in Kilburn, North Yorkshire. Thompson's trademark was a carved mouse, which appears on every piece he made from 1919 onward, hence the moniker "Mouseman". The story surrounding the iconic trademark, as told by Robert Thompson himself, was that one of his craftsmen remarked…