Latest News Articles by Terence Ryle
Bottle vase supplies a £55,000 Chinese surprise24 August 2020
Solid selling punctuated by a number of estimate-eclipsing bids made the July 17-18 sale a very welcome return to business for Tennants (20% buyer’s premium).
Five O’Clock means it is time for Belleek24 August 2020
Around the year 1904, during the Second Period of Belleek production in Fermanagh, Ulster, designer William Harris designed the Five O’Clock pattern.
Vernacular crafts treasured for innate charm make hefty sums in the saleroom17 August 2020
Some aspects of the traditional antiques market continue to perform with zest – and ‘folk art’ is among them.
Sales platforms for totem station signs17 August 2020
Collected by a Scottish enthusiast, 26 railway station totems – the enamel signs introduced across the UK by newly nationalised British Rail in 1948 – gained UK-wide interest at McTear’s (24% buyer’s premium) in Glasgow.
Dresden Shepherds get bidders flocking in10 August 2020
Pair thought to be Derby are rated as Gilbody rarities by specialist and dealer who competed
Sewing box takes Bleasdales’ top spot10 August 2020
Delayed for a month by the pandemic, the specialist sewing sale held as a timed online auction on thesaleroom.com at Bleasdales (20% buyer’s premium) of Warwick proved a profitable stitch in time. The sale, which covered the gamut of collectables, closed with only 16 of the 665 lots failing to get away.
It’s not what you know but Who you know03 August 2020
The response among Sixties regulars at a north London pub to the fly poster, below, advertising a gig by the High Numbers may well have been: The who?
Golden Age longcase underlines long and lucrative career of great London clockmaker20 July 2020
The maxim that major names and top quality will always sell was underlined in the biannual specialist clocks sale at Dreweatts (25% buyer’s premium).
Bromsgrove metalwork blows estimates away20 July 2020
From the house clearance of a deceased estate, a small collection of Arts & Crafts metalwork triggered an estimate-demolishing response from dealers and collectors at Fieldings (20% buyer’s premium).
Caughley namechecks Mr Berridge04 May 2020
Made within 20 miles of Halls’ (23% buyer’s premium) Shrewsbury rooms, 76 lots of mid to late-18th century Caughley soft paste porcelain from two local collections attracted countrywide bidding.
Pottery expertise provides firm foundations as works by the Martin Brothers, De Morgan and Dresser emerge27 April 2020
Held over three pre-lockdown days on March 5-7, Evesham saleroom Kingham & Orme’s (23% buyer’s premium) auction was rich in the best of English and European decorative arts.
Sex Pistols ‘holy grail’ is punk pick06 April 2020
Among a 200-lot list of vinyl records by a galaxy of rock and pop stars, punk provided the outstanding performance at Cottees’ (18% buyer’s premium) specialist sale at Poole.
Sunny outlook for the first Canterbury weekend format30 March 2020
With Storm Ciara getting under way (in pre-coronavirus days…) it was not, perhaps, the ideal time to launch the new weekend sales at Canterbury Auction Galleries (20% buyer’s premium).
Shell out for unusual furniture30 March 2020
As a young man in the 1960s, British creative designer Anthony Redmile (b.1937) took the London interior design scene by storm. Although his work was hugely eclectic, he became best known for his quirky designs taken from the animal kingdom.
Hawk bell recalls sad story of Duleep Singh23 March 2020
There was no shortage of desirable names among the 1370-lot Fine & Decorative three-day sale at Kingham & Orme (23% buyer’s premium), such as Charles Ashbee, Omar Ramsden, Lalique, Christopher Dresser and William de Morgan.
Spode service heads to US23 March 2020
With supply generally exceeding demand for Spode services – such was their abundance on tables of the 19th century middle class – prices at auction remain modest.
Kashmir woollen design is surprise top seller as a family estate comes to Yorkshire auction23 March 2020
Long unseen material from the country home of an ancient English family brought some estimate-demolishing five-figure bids at Morphets (17.5% buyer’s premium) including a genuine sleeper.
Sale drives towards a sell-out23 March 2020
With just five of the 630 lots of toys and models failing to get away and an £80,000 total well above top hopes, Special Auctions Services’ Newbury sale was, said auctioneer Hugo Marsh, “just like the old days – even better”.
Dedicated design auctions have become a regular part of the regional saleroom calendar16 March 2020
From relatively modest beginnings, specialist design sales have become mainstream money-spinners at provincial auctions.
Modest but marvellous Mouseman09 March 2020
This set of table and chairs by the ever-popular Mouseman had been bought from the Kilburn workshops in the 1970s by the vendor’s parents.