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VOL 53 NO 9 MARCH 2019

OUR BEST-EVER BOOK OFFERS AFFORDABLE ANTIQUITIES UPCOMING LOTS

ANTIQUE

COLLECTING

MARCH 2019

WATERCOLOURSSplashing out on

What every collector needs to know

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Plus: AMERICAN TEXTILES FROM THE 1930S see page 26

REFLECTIONS ON ANTIQUE MIRRORS IDENTIFYING ARTS & CRAFTS TREASURES

PAGE TURNER: The history of English library furniture

ESTATE JEWELLERY Discover what to look for in an antique diamond

ALSO INSIDE Cold War memorabilia • Early oak in the spotlight • Top columnists

COVER Rosie Sander Iris sibirica, 2011, watercolour, on sale at this month’s BADA Fair from Jonathan Cooper, priced £16,000

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60 Fairs Calendar: Stay up to date with our listings of the best events around the country and beyond this month

62 Auction Calendar: Never miss another sale with our extensive calendar of events taking place in March

REGULARS 3 Editor’s Hello: Georgina Wroe introduces this month’s issue, including previews of the BADA and TEFAF Maastricht fairs

6 Antique News: A round up of this month’s movers and shakers, including the opening of a new auction house and three must-see exhibitions

12 Around the Houses: Your best

66 Last Word: A sideways look at the world of antiques from Duncan Phillips, including details of a Welsh artist

FEATURES 20 Clear Cut Winners: Ever wondered how valuers put a price on antique diamonds? Richard Ogden provides some insider tips barometer to today’s market. Find out what is selling and for how much, including a Native American rattle and delftware drinking vessel

24 Saleroom Spotlight: A look at

26 Print Works: Discover the stunning textiles made by unemployed women working on a project in Milwaukee in the 1930s, on show this month the collection of one of the country’s best-known dealers in early oak, which is going under the hammer this month

30 Cool and Collectable: 30 years

32 Trowel Play: Always thought buying antiquities was the preserve of museums and the super rich? Start a collection today for £100

on from the fall of the Berlin Wall, Paul Fraser considers memorabilia from the momentous event

39 An Auctioneer’s Lot: Charles

Hanson puts a sought-after Tudor watch in the spotlight

36 Softness for Water: On the eve of a new exhibition, Anthony J. Lester considers the history of the Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours

40 In the Frame: May Geolot

52 Fair Play: Meet the dealers at this month’s events as we go behind the scenes on the national and international scene reflects on the beauty of antique mirrors and their illustrious makers

45 Chapter and Verse: Antique

56 Top of the Lots: A preview of some of the quirkier and best pieces coming up for sale in upcoming weeks furniture dealer David Harvey presents a potted history of that most English of rooms – the library

58 Book Offers: Possibly our best sale yet. Discover the money you can save on a range of design titles from ACC Art Books

48 Arts School: Researching the makers of arts and crafts gems can be an utter pleasure, specialist Anthony Bernbaum reveals the tools you need

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