23rd November Fine Art Sale – Most watched lots

The auction catalogue has been live for a couple days, and so far, the most watched lots in the sale are pretty varied, but there are a few usual suspects in there, like jewellery, which always has a strong following in our Fine Art sales, but especially our November sale when traders and private buyers…

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…

23rd November Fine Art Sale – Catalogue now live

Our 23rd of November Fine Art sale catalogue is now live. The sale features over 800 lots of Oil paintings, Olympic and other sporting memorabilia, watercolours, Welsh art from Jack Jones, Donald McIntyre, Sir Kyffin Williams, Glenys Cour, Brian Reeves, Iwan Gwyn Parry, Will Evans, Valerie Ganz and Dilys Jackson, ceramics, jewellery, medals and militaria…

23rd November Fine Art Sale – Last call for entries

The auctioneer has started cataloguing the 23rd November Fine Art Sale, and the photographer is busy editing all of the existing lots, but it's not too late to submit items for auction. Our valuer is here next Friday from 10am to 4pm, if you would like to have items valued for submission to a future…

Olympic memorabilia to be sold in our Autumn Fine Art Sale

We are set to offer this truly unique collection for auction in our autumn fine sale on the 23rd November 2022. The fantastic selection of memorabilia features Olympic medals and ephemera spanning many decades. It was consigned to Anthemion by the family of Ernest James Henry (Billy) Holt, CMG, CBE (1883 – 1972), who had…

20th July Fine Art Sale

Typically there are a lot or two in the sale that could be classified under the category of quirky, or unusual & we love to see this kind of thing come through the door. Last Friday we had a big consignment of unusual items which has our whole team buzzing with excitement.....but I can't talk…

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…