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…

Anthemion Auctions 2022

As we get ready to welcome buyers, vendors and everyone else back to the saleroom, we'd like to take this time to remind everyone of a few things which could affect your visit to Anthemion Auctions. Government legislation means that Art Market Professionals (including auctioneers) are now required to ensure we have the following information…

19th August Fine Art Sale – Catalogue now live!

It's been a while coming but our May August Fine Art Sale's now live, and boy, it's a biggie at 758 lots! We'll be starting the sale with a bang, with 195 lots of Jewellery, including some beautiful rings, necklaces, brooches and earrings. A solitaire diamond ring, the round brilliant cut diamond approximately 3cts, with…

20th November Fine Art Sale

Anthemion Auctions' 20th November Fine Art Sale is looking to be an eclectic mix! We've got some very pretty jewellery, lots of silver, ceramics, Ecuadorian works of art, and an interesting mix of watercolours, oils and prints, sporting memorabilia and a 1997 Dodge Viper GTS, with personalised number plate . Whilst the sale is quickly…

21st August Fine Art Sale – Swansea and Llanelly

Welsh ceramics continue to delight at auction, with latest installments generating widespread interest and delight. One of our "prettiest" lots was a Swansea porcelain plate, which sold for £1,200.00 to some very delighted buyers, and to much excitement in the sale room! Submissions are now being accepted for our November Fine Art sale, but if…

21st August Fine Art Sale – Jewellery sales soar!

Our 21st August Fine Art sale saw our Jewellery lots achieve sales in excess of £25,000.00, ensuring we will have some very happy vendors. Some of the highlights of the Jewellery section included a beautiful "19th century diamond enamel and yellow metal ring with the letter "E" picked out in rose diamonds below a yellow…