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…

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…

20th July Fine Art Sale – Most watched lots

Throughout the course of getting ready for an auction one of the things we like to do, once the catalogue has been published, is try to guess what the best selling lot will be in the auction. We all have our different methods of what we take into account to come to this decision, for…

20th July Fine Art Sale – Catalogue now live

Out catalogue for the 20th of July Fine Art sale is now live. We have 479 lots of Jewellery, Ceramics, Silver, Books, Furniture, Coins, Oil paintings, Watercolours, Prints, Furniture, Medals and Militaria, and much more! ....

20th July Fine Art sale

Our 20th July Fine Art sale is nicely taking shape, and the auctioneer is busy cataloguing the vast array of items to be featured in the sale. Today he's been cataloguing some of the paintings, whilst the photographer works on the jewellery section of the sale. John Knapp FisherCottages in a landscapeA limited edition print…

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…

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…