Art at auction
Agent Louisa covers art in exhibition and galleries – this is the art sold at auction that Agent Pete writes about.
The eyes have it – Reggie Kray’s sinister sketches go under the hammer
SINISTER drawings by the gangster Reggie Kray are among the lots going under the hammer at an antiques auction in the Cotswolds next week.
River? Windmill? Maybe, until ICI got there
What do you think of when someone mentions Delftware to you? Blue and white tin-glazed pottery from the Netherlands decorated with river scenes and windmills? There may well have been a river and, indeed, a windmill at Rozenburg in Holland. … Continue reading
Saucy sketches make £1,000 at Cotswold auction
A collection of original sketches by the ‘king of the saucy postcard’ made in excess of £1,000 at an antiques auction in Cirencester last week.
Saucy sketches go under the hammer
A collection of original sketches by the ‘king of the saucy postcard’ will be going under the hammer at an antiques auction early in the Cotswolds in the new year.
Four pound charity shop painting valued at £500
Perhaps it was the way the single eye followed him around the room, but when Eliot Dyer saw the cubist watercolour in a charity shop, he knew he had to own it. Four pounds later, Gefangeme Liebe – or Prisoner … Continue reading
Eddie the Eagle’s magnum opus is back on the market
A work of art by Olympic athlete, TV presenter and plucky underdog Eddie ‘The Eagle’ Edwards is back on the market a decade after first being auctioned for charity.
Louis of France and Nelson Mandela among the big names at art auction
A French prince and South Africa’s first black president were the subjects of interest at an auction of paintings in the Cotswolds last week. A portrait of the young Louis of France, ‘Le Grand Dauphin’ was bought for £26,000 – … Continue reading
Portrait of Le Grand Dauphin sparks international interest
A collection of 39 novels and biographies by Dick Francis Click image for hi-res version A portrait of the young Louis of France – Le Grand Dauphin – is attracting significant interest in the UK and across the Channel, prior to … Continue reading
Merry Monarch makes top price at antique paintings auction
Charles II was crowned King of the Sale at an auction of antique paintings and books in Cirencester last week. A portrait of the Merry Monarch achieved £4,000 – the top price of the day – at Moore Allen & … Continue reading
Nine hundred historic library books to be sold at auction
Hundreds of historic books that have been gathering dust in the basements of Gloucestershire libraries will be going under the hammer at a Cotswolds antiques auction next week. The 900 titles – some of which are hundreds of years old … Continue reading