Dear Friends, We bid fond farewells to Norman our 80-year-old porter two weeks ago in a grave-side ceremony under blazing sunshine . He was a good man and his golfing mates gave him a great send-off. In our next sale on the 14th March we have a cracking collection of antique carved ivory – mainly Japanese and ranging from large figures to netsuke. Much of it is signed. From the same address comes good lacquer and interesting artefacts. And, from another vendor, we have taken Continue reading →
Images of some of the items in our March sale.
Images of some of the items in our February sale:
Dear Friends, So I said to Joe, why don’t you open a gents’ hair dressing salon next door to the saleroom and serve my clients? So that’s what he’s done and very smart too. It’s called a Gentleman’s Lounge and if you take a catalogue in he will give you a 15% discount and a cup of coffee. He has great music playing. As for our auction, we have a real cracker for the last sale of the year. Another 900 lots of fresh-to-the-market goods. Continue reading →
Images of some of the lots in our December sale: From a large selection of wines and spirits including whisky, Champagne, brandy and port.
Dear Friends, It’s that time again! Bainbridges are about to hold an auction of more new to the market and mainly unreserved lots. Just like the oil painting in the last sale, by Albert Moor, a still life of flowers. It fetched £19,000 plus premium. I can’t say I expect results like that this time, but the PICTURES section is full, and includes works by Michelangelo Maestri, Pierre Grist, Hottenhamer, Brian Davis, Henry Young Alison, Barry Raynor, David Gentleman, Carl F. Felkel, Benjamin Williams Leader, Continue reading →