20th July Fine Art sale

Our 20th July Fine Art sale is nicely taking shape, and the auctioneer is busy cataloguing the vast array of items to be featured in the sale. Today he's been cataloguing some of the paintings, whilst the photographer works on the jewellery section of the sale. John Knapp FisherCottages in a landscapeA limited edition print…

The power and influence of women’s art

Historically, women artists have not been attributed the recognition and standing of their male counterparts. Despite the fact that art in its broadest variety of forms has been visibly produced, influenced and shaped by both women and men from as early as Palaeolithic cave paintings, male artists take centre stage in art history, and both…

Sunlit wonders from a brilliant mind…

The captivating paintings of Cecil Doyly-John Cecil Rochfort Doyly-John - A Continental Street Scene - Sold for £620 The works of Cecil Doyly-John are instantly recognisable for their warm, vibrant tones and sun - drenched scene setting. They have a visual language of their own, seemingly transporting the viewer immediately to their scenic locations, evoking not…

Britain’s oldest porcelain brand is still its most popular – The origins of the iconic Royal Worcester

Worcester Porcelain was established in 1751, and is believed to be the oldest porcelain brand in England.The factory was established by Dr John Wall, a physician who worked in conjunction with apothecary William Davis to develop an entirely new method of porcelain production. Wall was inspired by the beautiful porcelain that had been created in…

Airs and graces – The history and magic of the music box

The creation of the music box was arguably one of the most revolutionary moments of musical history. While instruments have evolved in their forms and uses over the ages, the invention of a mechanism capable of independently reproducing an entire tune was a huge cultural leap.The earliest music boxes were created in the 1700s, and…

Valuation Friday – Good Friday

Please note that our valuer will not be here for the next two Friday's and as such there will be no valuation days. Friday the 15th of April is Good Friday, so we will be closed for the day & the following Friday he will be on holiday. Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience…

13th April Fine Art Sale – Furniture

We love it when beautiful things come in for auction, and furniture especially, as it can be such a fickle market. Although age tends to not have significant bearing on saleability (Modern Scandinavian sells really well, much to our antique loving auctioneer's distaste), some of the older furniture struggles to find its niche market these…