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…

Red Storm Weather Warning Issued For Storm Eunice

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Due to the Met Office's recent upgrade of Storm Eunice to Red meaning Eunice is expected to cause significant disruption and dangerous conditions due to extremely strong winds, we have made the decision to cancel valuation day and close the office tomorrow.We hope that you will all be safe and that the storm passes us all by with…

13th April Fine Art Sale – what’s on offer?

The Photographer is busy working in the saleroom taking photos of the lots we have in so far for the 13th April Fine Art sale. Yesterday she gave me all of the photos she's taken and edited, so I thought I'd give you a sneak peek of some of the items which will be in…