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Welsh auction houses to continue to host virtual auctions despite room bidding now permitted

06 August 2020

The Welsh government has given auction houses the green light to open premises to the public this month.

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Carmarthen fair put on hold

03 August 2020

Towy Events organiser and dealer Robert Pugh has cancelled his August antiques and fleamarkets monthly event at the Carmarthen Showground and will await government guidance about when he can restart.

Welsh auction houses must wait to fully reopen – but online trading continues

20 July 2020

Although auction house premises in England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Ireland can (under restrictions) be open to the public, the official green light is yet to be received in Wales.

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Hambling makes sale waves

15 June 2020

A group of eight works by Maggi Hambling (b.1945) appeared at a recent online sale held by Welsh saleroom Rogers Jones (22% buyer’s premium).

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Welsh wonderland of ceramics manufacturers

04 May 2020

From Ewenny to Llanelly, Nantgarw and Swansea, ceramics produced in the region over many years is a strong feature of this market.

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Prince Charles investiture chairs emerge at Cardiff auction

04 May 2020

The investiture of the Prince of Wales in July 1969 was a pageant for the television age: held at Caernarfon Castle on a circular dais beneath a transparent Perspex canopy.

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‘Penbrok’ put on the map

20 April 2020

This copy of Christopher Saxton’s 1578 map of Penbrok, or Pembrokeshire as it came later to be known, was offered in a Welsh Sale held by Rogers Jones (22% buyer’s premium) of Cardiff.

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The sun never sets on Sir Kyffin

13 April 2020

Giant of the Welsh art market takes the limelight with an intriguing yellow-infused work

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Rare Samuel Shufflebotham work on Llanelly Pottery offered at Carmarthen Showground event

24 February 2020

Only about three of these c.1907 Llanelly Pottery rose bowls (below) are known to exist, says dealer Robert Pugh who is pricing the one shown here at £700.

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Pritchard enlarges showroom in Welsh market town

17 February 2020

Drew Pritchard is enlarging his showroom in the Welsh market town of Conwy. The first set of works are set to last about six to eight weeks, and the shop will be closed from February 21-March 25.

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New year temptations: a feast of Poole, Minton, Troika and Border ceramics on the menu

20 January 2020

It was during the Carter, Stabler and Adams period in the 1920s-30s that some of the most memorable Poole wares were produced. Much of this Art Deco range – red earthenwares covered in a white slip and a semi-matt-glaze before decoration in a variety of Jazz Age patterns – was based on the work of chief designer Truda Carter.

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Rusting BP enamel sign is The Winner in Welsh sale

06 January 2020

Rescued from a skip, a rusting British enamel advertising sign sold for £10,400 (plus 24% buyer’s premium) at auction in Carmarthen.

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Silver table toppers draw strong trade interest

02 December 2019

Exuding the exuberant confidence of pre-1914 Britain, this 21in (52cm) long silver table centrepiece, below, was a natural target for the London trade at the Anthemion (17.5% buyer’s premium) November 20 sale in Cardiff.

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View of Swansea street before the bombs

04 November 2019

A 1940s view of Swansea described as ‘historically important’ by the auction house which sold it featured among some good results for 20th century Welsh art in the regions.

Friendly feel in Chepstow

14 October 2019

Michaela Millard of Rafael Fairs launched a monthly vintage and retro fleamarket at Chepstow Racecourse in Monmouthshire in August, and the next is on Sunday, October 20.

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Famous Welsh religious revival painting ‘Salem’ saved for nation

11 October 2019

The National Library of Wales has bought Salem by Sydney Curnow Vosper (1866- 1942) ahead of a planned auction.

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Welsh history highlight

07 October 2019

Carol and Robert Pugh of Towy Events are expecting a good turn-out of up to 200 standholders inside and out at their antiques and flea market at the Carmarthen Showground on Sunday, October 20.

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Rogers Jones to offer one of the best-known images in Welsh art in Cardiff auction

23 September 2019

A second version of one of the best-known images in Welsh art comes for sale in Cardiff next month.

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Yellow Tour de France jersey of mighty Merckx

23 September 2019

A yellow Tour de France jersey once worn in the gruelling race by the legendary Belgian cyclist Eddy Merckx (b.1945) sold for a mid-estimate hammer price of £7000 at Rogers Jones (18% buyer’s premium inc VAT) on June 14.

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All Blacks Originals are fern favourites at Welsh saleroom

23 September 2019

Rugby is said to be akin to a religion in Wales and Cardiff saleroom Rogers Jones (18% buyer’s premium inc VAT) has scored impressively in recent years with related lots – such as the auction record for a shirt.

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