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VOL 56 NO 5 OCTOBER 2021

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REGULARS 3 Editor’s Welcome: Georgina Wroe introduces this month’s issue, packed with comment from the UK’s best columnists

6 Antique News: All the latest from the world of antiques and fine art, including two returning Cézannes and a new film about the daring art heist of a Goya

THIS MONTH

54 Top of the Lots: A selection of Loetz glass, a rare pot by Bernard Leach and a special fan all go under the hammer this month

56 Book Offers: Save more than a third on the latest titles from our sister publisher ACC Art Books

58 Fairs Calendar: Keep up to date with all the events in your area with our listings guide

COLUMNIST CHRISTINA TREVANION BOOK OFFERS POST-WAR BRITISH JEWELLERS

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Setting record prices in salerooms around the UK WELSH ARTISTS 3

InsideWATCH OUT: 75YEARS OF THE BREITLING NAVITIMER

ANTIQUE ROAD TRIP!

LENNOX CATO VISITS DUMFRIES

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SILVER LINING IRAQI NIELLO WARE PRICES HAVE RISEN 3,000% IN 14 YEARS

FINE AND DANDY COMIC COLLECTING IS BACK IN VOGUE

EXCLUSIVE REPORT

Autumn fairs

RETURN! AFTER 18 MONTHS ON HOLD DISCOVER THE EVENTS TAKING

PLACE NEAR YOU

ALSO INSIDE Market report: NFTs • Paintings to inspire • Focus on period oak

COVERAntique desk and chair GAP Interiors, photographer Anya Rice

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10 Around the Houses: Bobby Charlton’s jersey and David Beckham’s football boots are among recent sales, as well as a George II partner’s desk

14 Saleroom Spotlight: Behind the scenes at a sale of period oak and folk art in Suffolk this month

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17 Lots of Love: Christina Trevanion reveals why she has a soft spot for the renowned arts and crafts furniture designer and architect Ernest Gimson

22 Waxing Lyrical: Fine English furniture specialist David Harvey is cock-a-hoop over the ingenious designs of Regency maker William Pocock

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24 Without Reserve: Antiques Roadshow’s Lennox Cato takes a trip around the Chippendale-rich stately home Dumfries House

35 Market Report: A look at NFTs and how they are revolutionising the digital art market

36 Your Letters: This month’s mailbag reveals memories of a trip to Venice and a warning on the danger of leaving your collection to a museum

37 In the Loupe: nine pages of jewellery, watches and gemstones

47 Fair News: This autumn sees the return of a number of popular events, from the CADA Fair to the Bath Decorative Antiques Fair

52 Puzzle Pages: Test your antiques knowledge with two pages of brain teasers from Peter Wade-Wright

60 Auction Calendar: Never miss another sale with details of all the best auctions taking place in October 66 Marc My Words: Antiques Roadshow’s Marc Allum enjoys a busman’s holiday to the antique shops of Deal and the South Coast

FEATURES 18 Silver Lining: Discover why Iraqi silver niello ware might just be your next collecting obsession, with expert John Rogers

26 Caper Chase: On the 70th anniversary of Beano’s Dennis the Menace, there’s nothing funny about the prices British and American comics are achieving in the saleroom

30 Just Williams An auction record has been set for a work by the Anglesey painter Sir Kyffin Williams, reports Ben Jones Rogers

38 Ringing Sixties Mary Ann Wingfield shines a spotlight on the remarkable London-based independent jewellery designers of the 1960s

42 Opal Suits How October’s gemstone of opal has enchanted jewellery makers from Ancient Rome to the art deco period and beyond

44 Flight Club: Designed for pioneering pilots of the 1950s, Breitling’s Navitimer celebrates its 70th birthday next year

48 A Collector’s Eye: Nothing unlocks the secrets of the past like a painting. We selects seven from gems from a new book, all on public view

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