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VOL 56 NO 4 SEPTEMBER 2021

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OLYMPIC CYCLING EPHEMERA FAIRS THIS MONTH TWO PAGES OF PUZZLES

ANTIQUECOLLECTING

SEPTEMBER 2021

Northern Artists 9

Discover the names inspiring a dedicated band of collectors

Inside: THE MAGICAL RETURNS

EXPERT FOCUS ON

FROM HARRY POTTER

MEMORABILIA SNIFFING OUT A BARGAIN

SCENT BOTTLES UNDER

THE HAMMER REFLECTED GLORY

LENNOX CATO ON

MIRRORS FOR EVERY INTERIOR

Only Fools and Horses

40 years of British sit-com collectables

GLASS ACT! 100 YEARS OF THE ICONIC ITALIAN MAKER VENINI

INSIDER REPORT

BRITISH SILVER POST-WAR

Why contemporary UK makers are even better than their Georgian predecessors

ALSO INSIDE The Bloomsbury Group • Must-see exhibitions • Best columnists

COVERAlessandro Mendini (b 1931) Arcimboldo, Venini, sold for €10,400, courtesy of Piasa, France © Andrea Vianello, see page 20

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THIS MONTH

REGULARS 3 Editor’s Hello: Georgina Wroe introduces this month’s issue which, among other things,

celebrates post-war British silver

6 Antique News: A dive into all the events taking place this September, including three mustsee exhibitions

10 Around the Houses: A round-up of recent sales from the UK’s auction houses, including a world record for a painting by the Welsh artist Sir Kyffin Williams

19 Lots of Love: Christina Trevanion meets the daughter of the hugely talented wildlife artist Mouse MacPherson

24 Waxing Lyrical: Evolving from the Pembroke, David Harvey goes in praise of the Regency sofa table

30 Cool and Collectable: 40 years on from the first episode of Only Fools and Horses, Paul Fraser looks at sit-com memorabilia

36 Without Reserve: From

Chippendale to sunburst, Lennox Cato explains why every interior needs a mirror

38 Your Letters: This month’s mailbag includes a plea for information on a Far Eastern game and memories of a favourite childhood book

46 Book Offers: Save a third of the price on the latest titles from our sister publisher ACC Art Books

52 Top of the Lots: A lifetime of cycling ephemera and Princess Margaret’s diamond and pearl bracelet are on offer this month

54 Puzzle Pages: Test your antiques knowledge with our head-

scratching quiz and crossword

56 Saleroom Spotlight: A single owner collection of scent bottles goes under the hammer this month in North Yorkshire 58 Fair News: Discover the finest fairs taking place this month

59 Fairs Calendar: Keep up to date with events near you with our essential guide

61 Auction Calendar: The latest sale dates from the UK’s leading auction houses in September 66 Marc My Words: Antiques Roadshow’s Marc Allum considers how a museum may not be the best place for your beloved collection

FEATURES 14 Escape to the Country: A behind-

the scenes look at Charleston Farmhouse in Sussex, the rural retreat of the Bloomsbury Group artists Vanessa Bell and her lover

Duncan Grant

20 Forging Ahead: Dealer Holly

Johnson celebrates a century of the influential 20th-century Italian glassmakers, Venini

26 Bath’s Rooms: A new immersive exhibition in the Georgian city is a must for fans of the period

32 Northern Lights: Martin Heaps reveals why northern artists are attracting a new generation of collectors

40 Polished Performance: Post-war British silversmiths are as good, if not better, than their Georgian predecessors, writes collector and expert John Andrew

48 Harry’s Game: Memorabilia from the Harry Potter franchise is notching up a magical amount at auction, says Ivan Macquisten

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