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VOL 53 NO 10 APRIL 2019

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LATEST AUCTION RESULTS DEALER INSIGHTS UP-TO-DATE FAIRS LISTINGS

ANTIQUE

COLLECTING

APRIL 2019

ONCE UPON A TIMEResearching the work of a 19th-century clock maker

WOMEN ARTISTS7

The unsung British painters every collector should know about

INSIDER SECRETS

Plus: HOW TO VALUE CHINESE SCROLLS DISCOVER THE SURREALIST ART OF DESMOND MORRIS BACK IN FASHION THE PRINTS OF GEORGE BAXTER

COLLECTING SPECIAL

WEMYSS WARE behind the scenes of one of the country’s greatest collections

SPACE MEMORABILIA

SET TO ROCKET

ALSO INSIDE Exclusive book offers • Previewing upcoming sales • News round up

COVER Thomas Tompion longcase clock, c. 1680-1685

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REGULARS 3 Editor’s Hello: Georgina Wroe reveals what’s inside this month’s issue, including a behind-the-scenes look at a collection of Wemyss ware

6 Antique News: What is making the headlines around the world in the realm of antiques and fine art, as well as three unmissable exhibitions

10 Profile: A look at the life and career of Annabel Yorke, jewellery specialist at Olympia Auctions in West London

18 Around the Houses: A round up of some of the more unusual sales from recent months, including a Delft charger and a ‘Braaq’

painting

27 Letters: We delve into the

Antique Collecting postbag for a selection of your thoughts

28 Cool and Collectable: On the 50th anniversary of the Moon landing, Paul Fraser looks at lunar memorabilia

34 Top of the Lots: Some of the more interesting lots going under the hammer this month are brought into focus, including pieces from the collection of a French interior designer

37 Why I Collect: The stunning art collection, which Tim Sayer has bequeathed to The Hepworth Wakefield, is in the spotlight

40 Saleroom Spotlight: Some 80 surrealist artworks from The Naked Ape author and zoologist Desmond Morris go under the hammer in Oxford

43 An Auctioneer’s Lot: Charles Hanson sits up when he is asked to sell a desk once owned by the Darwin family

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52 Book Offers: Save money on the latest titles from ACC Art Books – exclusive to magazine subscribers

54 Fair Play: Meet the dealers at this month’s fairs, at events ranging from Paris to Manchester

58 Fairs Calendar: Stay in the ‘antiquing’ loop with our up-to date listings

60 Auction Calendar: Never miss another sale with details of all the sales in your region and beyond

64 Subscription Offer: Subscribe today and have all the latest from the world of antiques delivered straight to your door, save 50 per cent and receive a free book

66 Marc My Words: Antiques Roadshow’s Marc Allum takes on the controversial topic of auction estimates

FEATURES 12 Fife and Times: We go inside the legendary collection of George Bellamy and his amazing number of Scottish Wemyss ware

22 Life Time: Leading horological expert Brian Loomes gives a masterclass in researching clock makers of the past

30 Balancing Act: Gallery owner Paul Liss considers the effect of the underrepresentation of women in the art market and reveals seven female artists

44 Colourful Characters: Duncan Phillips reassesses the colourful painting prints of George Baxter, which are back in vogue

48 Scroll Right: Modern Chinese artists are in the ascendancy, now commanding as much as their Western counterparts. But how do you judge a duff from real thing? Lazarus Halstead has all the answers

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