Olympic memorabilia achieves over £20,000 in 23rd November Fine art sale

The 23rd of November Fine Art sale had the room (and online) buzzing with excitement over the collection of Olympic memorabilia which came under the hammer that night. With over 50 lots and several phone line it was a much anticipated section of the sale, which did not disappoint, achieving over £20,000.00 for our delighted…

Classic Cartier ring leads the way in the jewellery section of the 23rd November Fine Art Sale

Once again our jewellery section of the November Fine Art sale lead the way, both in being the first section of the sale and being the section to bring in the highest overall sales. Leading the way was lot 100, a Cartier diamond ring, set with a central emerald cut diamond approximately 6.5mm x 5mm…

Rare 1949 Austin Pathfinder pedal car sold for £4,800.00 on 23rd of November

The Austin Pathfinder was an idea pioneered by Lord Austin in 1948. At the time, the town of Bargoed, like much of the South Wales valleys, was struggling – having been completely dependent on mining, the decline in the industry was leading to high unemployment and poor communities. Lord Austin conceived the notion of opening…

John Knapp Fisher – Atmospheric Wales

John Knapp-Fisher’s painting is recognised around the world, and has become synonymous with the landscape of Pembrokeshire. With a highly distinct style, and an eye for capturing atmosphere, his paintings are mini monuments to a place and time.John was born in London in 1931 and spent his early years in the countryside of Kent. His…

20th July Fine Art Sale – Books

Books can be a real enigma when it comes to selling at auction. Often times they don't sell, and sometimes they surprise us and sell better than we could have possibly imagined. Folio Society books can usually be counted on as a definite seller, and you would think that first editions of collectors books would…

20th July Fine Art Sale – Jewellery

Yesterday's Fine Art Sale saw our Jewellery section of the sale achieve some great hammer prices for our vendors, with the Rolex, and the two Omega watches commanding the most viewings & adding to potential buyer's wish lists. Some of the best selling lots included: Sold for £2,600.00 - A gentleman's stainless steel Rolex Oyster…

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…