Coronavirus (COVID-19) Customer update

Following the UK Government's advice, for the safety of our clients and staff, Anthemion Auctions is now temporarily closed. We will remain closed, in line with all government guidelines and restrictions, until further notice. Our 1st April General sale has been postponed until we are in a position to re-open. All future sale dates will…

Valuation Fridays

This past Friday saw a staggering array of items come in for valuation, and ultimately for auction. Our valuer was kept on his toes all day, and was very excited by the variety that kept coming into the auction house. Our next valuation day is Friday, 31st January, and is the penultimate valuation day for…

18th Century Continental hardwood table cabinet – Sold for £7,500 at Anthemion Auctions

500 BCE philosopher Heraclitus of Ephesus coined the phrase "The only constant in life is change", which in the antiques market is particularly applicable to furniture. Sadly, gone are the days of the grand mansions with their multiple salons and sitting rooms, and a dozen or more bedrooms, each half the size of a football pitch. All…

Jack Jones oil painting – Sold for £9,800 at Anthemion Auctions

Jack Jones - A street scene with figures and a dog on the pavement and road, Oil on board. Signed and dated '88 29 x 40cm. Sold for £9,800 at Anthemion Auctions

Art often has a way of dividing opinion, what one person loves, the next could hate. This is particularly the case with modern art, with examples like Tracey Emin's 1998, My Bed and the recent Comedian by Italian artist Maurizio Cattelan, (which was a banana taped to a wall) springing to mind. Pieces like this…

Diamond Solitaire – Sold for £14,000 at Anthemion Auctions

Jewellery, and diamonds in particular, is always sought after at auction, by both dealers and the general public. Sale after sale our jewellery section continues to offer surprises, and often takes the place in our top selling lots. Over the years, Anthemion Auctions has seen some absolutely beautiful pieces come into the auction house both…

19th February Fine Art sale -Submissions now being accepted

While it may only be the 9th of December, and February may seem like an eternity away, we've already begun the preparations for our 19th February Fine Art Sale. Submissions are being accepted, and we've had some very interesting pieces come in already. We offer valuations for auction purposes on Fridays, between 10am and 4pm,…

Magnificent George V silver centre piece – Sold for £13,500 at Anthemion Auctions

Our 20th November Fine Art sale featured some very lovely items, and one of these in particular really piqued the interest of our buyers. On Sale day there was a hush in the sale room when lot 321 came up for auction, with the anticipation being palpable in the room! Lot 321 We had our…

20th November Fine Art Sale – Jewellery

Lot 100 - Estimate £4,000 - 6,000, An Emerald and diamond ring, the central square cut emerald approximately 9mm x 9mm estimated at 4cts, surrounded by rould old brilliant cut diamonds to a white metal setting and shank, size p, overall approximately 7.5 grams

Our 20th November Fine Art Sale is fast approaching, and our Jewellery section, with over 150 lots, promises to delight! The Auctioneer is busy cataloguing the rest of the sale, but we thought we'd give you a glimpse of some of the lots to be offered. Which one is your favourite? (click on the image…