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Five lots to watch at auction this week including cult Contemporary art, a William IV needlework sampler and a RAF clock

30 September 2019

With estimates from £150-1500, here are five previews of upcoming sales this week.

Art Deco figure by Ferdinand Preiss

Chinese glass painting, Art Deco figure and historical archive – six auction highlights that caught bidders’ eyes in the last week

19 July 2019

ATG’s selection of hammer highlights over the past week includes a bronze and ivory Art Deco figure by Ferdinand Preiss, a Chinese Export reverse painted mirror and an archive of documents from a historic Berkshire estate.

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Five lots to watch at auction this week including a plague plaque, a Willy Wonka golden ticket and a lost Marlborough gem

15 July 2019

With estimates from £800-12,000, here are five previews from upcoming sales this week.

Suffragette archive

What lots caught bidders’ eyes in the last week? Six auction highlights including a Suffragette archive sold at Catherine Southon’s latest sale

01 March 2019

ATG’s selection of hammer highlights over the past week includes a large scrapbook of ephemera relating to Isabel Seymour, secretary for the Women’s Social Political Union (WSPU), that sold at Catherine Southon’s latest auction.

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Five lots to watch at auction this week including a Gothic Revival clock and a George II mahogany table

25 February 2019

With estimates from £100-50,000, here are five previews from upcoming sales this week.

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Votes for Women anniversary effect lasts into 2019 with a fresh Suffragette consignment

19 February 2019

Anniversaries can tempt out collections to auction but it can have a longer-lasting effect. Last year marked the centenary of votes for women in Britain and a lot coming up in 2019 shows the consignments are still out there.

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Lalique mirror saved from dustbin

17 December 2018

The bronze pieces produced by Rene Lalique are perhaps less well-known than the master’s jewellery and glass but seldom so under-rated that they are consigned to the dustbin, as was the case with this c.1910 hand mirror, below.

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UK sales of Asian art – a coming together of cultures

03 December 2018

Despite the disparity in numbers, the market for Chinese and Japanese works of art are increasingly aligned.

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What lots caught bidders’ eyes this week? Five auction highlights including Edmund de Waal’s netsukes and a Lalique bronze hand mirror

30 November 2018

ATG’s selection of hammer highlights that sold at auction in the last week including a netsuke collection, a Lalique mirror and rare Georgian silver.

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Fresh partnership kicks off with York sale of Soame Jenyns' Oriental group

29 October 2018

Bigger and better sales for Midlands and Surrey auctioneers and a successful debut auction for the new York venture Duggleby Stephenson (17.5% buyer’s premium) made for an encouraging start to autumn.

Stuart Devlin candelabra

What to buy: Five auctions to watch this week (October 1-7 2018)

01 October 2018

Among the plethora of auctions across the UK this week, here are five highlights from upcoming sales, including a Stuart Devlin candelabra at Catherine Southon.

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Stuart Devlin collection at Surrey sale

20 August 2018

When it comes to auctions of Stuart Devlin silver, a very good market test is coming up soon. Catherine Southon’s October 3 sale at Farleigh Court Golf Club in Selsdon, Surrey, offers a single-owner collection.

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Extensive single owner Stuart Devlin silver collection comes to Catherine Southon auction

15 August 2018

In our recent ATG jewellery feature we wrote about how the death of silver designer Stuart Devlin earlier this year and a book he published just beforehand could lead to a reappraisal of his work. When it comes to auctions, a very good market test is coming up soon.

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Suffragette hunger strike medal archive sold for Catherine Southon house record to National Museum Wales

26 July 2018

A Suffragette archive including a ‘hunger strike’ medal that sold for a house-record hammer price of £40,000 at Catherine Southon’s auction has been bought by National Museum Wales.

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Fascinating Suffragette archives sold in Derbyshire and coming up for sale in Surrey

03 July 2018

An archive relating to three Suffragette sisters has been bought at Hansons’ July 2 auction by a world-renowned expert in the subject and dealer in memorabilia.

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Llots of life in top-level Meiji

14 May 2018

Estimated at £400-600, a Satsuma censer by Kinkozan provided more evidence that there is considerable life in the market for top-quality Meiji works of art when offered by Surrey auctioneer Catherine Southon (18% buyer’s premium).

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Call goes out to bid for alarm clock owned by Kenneth Williams of Carry On fame

24 January 2018

Carry on bidding at Catherine Southon’s auction on March 7 and you stand a chance of buying an alarm clock which once made sure Kenneth Williams wasn’t late for filming.

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Churchill spectacles make appearance at Catherine Southon auction

05 December 2017

Next month in the UK you can watch Darkest Hour, the new film depicting the Churchills in the early days of the Second World War as he became prime minister. But if you are truly fascinated by the man regularly voted as the Greatest Briton, you can get a fix tomorrow by bidding for his spectacles.

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Sheep and snow flow away in favour of flood scene

20 November 2017

A rather unconventional painting by the Victorian artist Joseph Farquharson (1846-1935) featured in Catherine Southon’s (18% buyer’s premium) sale in Surrey.

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Read all about it: Catherine Southon saleroom fifth anniversary

13 November 2017

In business for 20-plus years, former Sotheby’s auctioneer Catherine Southon, founder of the eponymous auction house and antiques TV presenter, takes nothing for granted.

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