North-west England


Snake that speaks the language of jewellery

20 September 2021

This Victorian snake necklace is one of the best of its kind to appear on the regional market in recent memory.

Decorative focus at revamped Chester

06 September 2021

Designed by Italian sculptor Egidio Boninsegna (1869-1958) for Stefano Johnson Foundry in Milan, this Art Nouveau bronze relief was shown at the city’s International Exposition in 1906.

Dealers invited to take stalls at new fair in Burnley's market hall

30 August 2021

The former mill town of Burnley in Lancashire is better known for its Premier League football team these days than its history.

Valuable watches stolen in ‘brazen theft’ at Cheshire antiques centre

19 August 2021

Cheshire Police has issued CCTV images of two men they would like to speak to in connection with a theft at an antiques centre in Northwich.

Plea for help to recover late artist’s medals stolen from Macclesfield museum

05 August 2021

Two medals awarded to the late artist Charles Tunnicliffe (1901-79) were stolen when The Silk Museum in Macclesfield was burgled earlier this week.

Pinxton pieces at their finest

26 July 2021

William Billingsley (1758-1828), a key figure in the history of both English and Welsh porcelain, left the Derby factory in 1795 yearning to create the finest, whitest and most translucent porcelain.

Thorburn’s birds of prey swoop down to Carlisle

26 July 2021

A group of bird books were a feature of a sale held by Thomson Roddick (18% buyer’s premium) in Carlisle.

Polar Medals sold at auction are believed to be the only father and son combination ever awarded

22 July 2021

What is believed to be the only father and son Polar Medal group to be awarded more than doubled the top estimate at Warren & Wignall (17.5% buyer’s premium) on July 14.

Farming family reaps reward years later as Flemish cabinet tops Wilson55 sale

19 July 2021

A sale at Wilson55 (22% buyer’s premium) in Nantwich this month was topped at £22,000 by an 18th century Flemish ebony and tortoiseshell veneered cabinet.

Zinkeisen sisters show their family value at two auctions

05 July 2021

Works by the Zinkeisen sisters continue to bring demand at auctions around the country.

Liver bird brooch made as a wartime order

28 June 2021

This liver bird brooch, hallmarked for 1943, appears to have been commissioned as a bespoke order for Margaret Hall, the daughter of a lord mayor of Liverpool who, from 1935-6, was herself the lady mayoress of the city.

Cabinet bought from country house offered at Wilson55

21 June 2021

The July 8 Fine & Classic auction at Wilson55 in Nantwich includes this 18th century Flemish ebony and tortoiseshell veneered cabinet.

Postcards of Cumbrian life (and loss of life)

07 June 2021

Trying to set a water-speed record is one of sport’s most hazardous competitions – with a high fatality rate as a result.

Meat feast out, kimonos in

10 May 2021

Antiques on High Cumbrian branch now open

Satsuma bowl sold by Blow

03 May 2021

The May 11-14 auction at Adam Partridge will feature the last 40 lots of Meiji period Satsuma from a noted Worcestershire collection.

Bible cover boasts Mary Queen of Scots connection

03 May 2021

A Mitchells (22% buyer’s premium) sale included selected contents from Greystoke Castle near Penrith – home to the Howard family for over 500 years.

John Cowburn’s Liverpool jug now worth £7400

19 April 2021

A documentary 18th century blue and white porcelain jug emerged for sale at an auction held by Warren & Wignall in Leyland, Lancashire.

Sex Pistols and Rolling Stones poster successes

05 April 2021

A highlight of the Omega (28% buyer’s premium inc VAT) Punk, Indie & New Wave auction on January 26 was an original listing poster for the Sex Pistols’ ill-fated 1976 Anarchy tour.

Hat that fell to Earth and a Strange tale about a suit

05 April 2021

As the sale title suggested, plenty of Bowie material appeared in Omega’s (28% buyer’s premium inc VAT) David Bowie & Glam Rock Vinyl Records & Memorabilia auction earlier this year.

Radiohead demo cassette evokes that Friday feeling

05 April 2021

Three previously unheard tracks by the band that went on to become Radiohead surfaced thanks to a demo cassette that sold at Merseyside auction house Omega (28% buyer’s premium inc VAT).

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