Wednesday 23rd May, 2018
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April Fine Art Sales - Now On Line...

The catalogue for our April Fine Art Sales may be viewed by selecting the links 'View Complete Catalogue' on our homepage. You can also view and download a PDF copy of the catalogue by selecting the 'View Interactive Catalogue' link. 

N.B.  Thumbnails with a green border have multiple images. 

To view the Addenda and Errata for this sale, please select the 'Auctions' tab above and then select 'Current Sales'.  The addendum can then be viewed by selecting the appropriate sale date.



Our offices will be closed on Good Friday 30th March and also on Easter Monday 2nd April.  Please note, there will be no General Sale on Wednesday 4th April.


Arrival of New Valuer....

We are pleased to announce the arrival of a new valuer to our impressive team, Matthew Denney, having spent the previous sixteen years working as Senior Valuer for Dukes of Dorchester. Prior to this Matthew was a Senior Lecturer at Southampton Institute (now Southampton Solent University) where he was course leader for the Fine Arts Valuation Degrees, much missed course which helped many aspiring auctioneers and dealers find a route into the antiques business.
Matthew is a highly experienced general valuer who brings experience and professionalism to his work producing written valuations for probate, insurance and other purposes. Matthew is an enthusiastic auctioneer and has played an important part in achieving high prices for clients across the West Country and further afield. As happy dealing with individual items for private clients as dealing with large estates, and on one occasion an entire museum contents, Matthew is a Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors qualified valuer.
With specialisms in the English Arts and Crafts Movement, for which he was awarded a PhD, and twentieth century design Matthew has published and lectured widely to many different groups and societies. An enduring love of the fine and decorative arts allied to a professional approach to client relations makes Matthew an important part of the team in Crewkerne.
Matthew has lived in Dorset for many years, currently in Lyme Regis. Once a keen triathlete he now cycles regularly and runs only occasionally. An enthusiastic motorcycle tourist and a lover of contemporary art of all varieties Matthew is a regular theatre and gallery goer.


Another fine collection is to be sold, inherited by a family in South Somerset and includes a wide variety of early and modern Moorcroft. Highlights include a large Carp Vase designed by Sally Tuffin, Estimate: £1500-2000 (see image), a Moonlit Blue Vase, a Claremont Bowl made for Liberty & Co, a pair of Moonlit Blue Candlesticks and a wide variety of other vintage and modern Moorcroft items.

The collection will be divided into 26 lots and will be included in Lawrences April Fine Art Sale on Thursday 12th of April.