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Grief and Loss; Roman Funerary Art

Lot 41. A ROMAN LIMESTONE STELE FRAGMENT Circa 2nd Century A.D. Offered in the Antiquities Auction on 29th March 2017.  I was recently researching Classical Greek funerary monuments at university, and it got me thinking about this Roman stele fragment offered in my next sale. The way the viewer interacts with the deceased and the questions this …

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Behind Closed Doors: Shunga, Japanese Erotic Paintings

previous post: Chinese Art from the Collection of Bernard Buckman (1910 – 1991) An album of shunga paintings, lot 52 in Chiswick Auctions’ forthcoming ASIAN ART sale of 28th February 2017, well exemplifies the explicit and often controversial genre of Japanese ‘shunga’ paintings. Their controversial and sexually explicit subject-matter has seen the art-form subjected to …

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How to buy an Hermes Scarf

Hermes scarves are a simple way to add a touch of French elegance to any outfit. First designed by in 1937 (Hermes 100 year birthday), these silk squares have been the staple accessory in every stylish woman’s wardrobe, from Paris to Dubai. With countless designs available, there is an Hermes scarf for everybody. My upcoming sale …

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Chinese Art from the Collection of Bernard Buckman (1910 – 1991)

previous post: Boys at Play: a Hardstone-Inlaid Table Screen from the 18th Century; next post: Behind closed doors: Shunga, Japanese Erotic Paintings The first one hundred and twenty-one lots (1-120) from Chiswick Auctions’ ASIAN ART sale of 14 November 2016 are from the collection of Bernard Buckman (1910 – 1991). He was a central figure in shaping …

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Russian Ceramics and Glass enormously successful at recent sale

Our best seller was a Russian engraved royal goblet from the 1750s which is likely to have been made by the Imperial Glassworks in St. Petersburg. Bought for £5,280, including buyer’s premium, the piece is of an unusually large size at 27.5cm high. It has a faceted base and is decorated on one side with …

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Clocks by Big Ben’s creator Edward Dent auctioned

Three clocks by the creator of the world-famous ‘Big Ben’ and Royal clockmaker were auctioned in our European Works of Art and Clocks sale last month. You can view the catalogue or check the sale results. The clockmaker Edward Dent (1790—1853), who was Royal clockmaker to Her Majesty Queen Victoria and HRH Albert Prince of …

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‘The Hobbit’ and ‘Lord of the Rings’ first editions to be auctioned tomorrow

Two very special first editions of much-loved works by celebrated author J.R.R. Tolkien, 1892-1973, will be up for auction in our Printed Books and Manuscripts sale tomorrow, Wednesday September 28, 2016 from 1pm. You can attend the auction in person, bid by telephone, or bid online from anywhere. Huge wave of interest ‘The Hobbit’, full title …

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IHY BRONZE

An Egyptian Bronze figure of IHY

One of the highlights of the next Antiquities sale is a very rare Egyptian bronze figure of the child god IHY. Often depicted holding the ancient Egyptian instrument the Sistrum, the child deity Ihy personifies jubilation and music. He was worshipped in the temple complex at Dendera as one of the triad of Deities alongside …

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AN IMPORTANT CHINESE BRONZE RAM WINE VESSEL

A CHINESE BRONZE MODEL OF A RAM, YANGZUN. Qing Dynasty, 18th Century. 22cm H. £4,000 – £6,000   Ram-form bronze vessels are extremely rare, and Chiswick Auctions is excited to offer the above example in our ASIAN ART sale of Monday 14th November 2016. The yangzun, or ritualistic wine vessel, formed as a covered bronze …

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Your special invitation to sell Jewellery with Chiswick Auctions

We are currently welcoming entries for our Jewellery sale, taking place on 20th September 2016. You can view previous sale results here. We are pleased to welcome Rachel Hutchinson as the new Jewellery specialist, she will be working alongside Matthew Caddick, Head of Department, concentrating on taking forward and developing the jewellery department. If you have any items you would …

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In the news…House & Gardens

Check us out in the August edition of House & Gardens ! Our director, Leigh Osborne is featured, it covers his water tower home which was the star of television series Grand Designs and of course our auction room in West London.            


Walking Sticks and European Works of Art and Clocks

This week we play host to two fantastic Specialist sales. On Tuesday 21st June, we start with a sale of Canes and Walking Sticks , followed by European Works of Art and Clocks which will be followed by the General sale.    The Canes and Walking Sticks sale starts at 11am. The private collection of walking …

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