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…

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…

24th November Fine Art Sale – Catalogue now live

Our 24th of November Fine Arts sale is now live, and the condition report requests are flowing in thick and fast! There are 318 lots of Jewellery, including: A stunning diamond necklace set with approximately 10ct of diamonds 102 lots of ceramics including: A Wedgwood Travel part dinner set, designed by Eric Ravilious 79 lots…

24th November Fine Art Sale

Our24th November Fine Art sale is quickly shaping up to be a real corker of a sale! We have an abundance of jewellery at the beginning of the auction (at last estimate, in excess of 200 lots), some beautiful D'Oyly John paintings, and paintings by local Welsh artist Ifor Davies, other oil paintings and watercolours,…

Valuation Fridays….

Last Friday turned out to be a bumper day for valuations. Lots of people were in to see what their treasures might fetch at auction, which ran the full spectrum of variety possible! We had lots of Jewellery, ceramics, a fleet of clocks, paintings, a cello, coins & stamps, a pair of Chinese blue &…