9th FEBRUARY 2017 Sale Information

This is a sale you won’t want to miss.  The first of the year, it packs 800 or so lots and includes, among the various clearances, the remaining contents of the Kensington home of the late Jane, Lady Abdy.  This is a charming town house in Pelham Crescent, previously the home of Sir Cecil Beaton.  The items include some 35 lots of lovely jewellery, including a superb cabochon garnet and diamond pendant, circa 1880, a fine and  large amethyst drop brooch, circa 50 ct., a Continue reading →

8th DECEMBER 2016 Sale Information

Our last sale of the year approaches.  It’s on Thursday the 8th December at 11am with viewing the day before from 1pm to 7pm and on sale day from 9.30am and includes alcohol and a rare Clarice Cliff Lotus jug in Fragrance pattern. It’s perfect and 29 cm high (see previous news post for photographs). Not the biggest auction of the year but every section is represented. Starting with the FURNITURE, a local home brought us the most charming and relatively small 19th century Japanese Continue reading →

3rd NOVEMBER 2016 News and Dates for 2017

We are about to lose our manager.  Sadly, William, whom you will have known for 5 years and has managed here for the last two, is leaving us on Friday 4th November to return to work locally to where he lives in Cirencester.  He recently married the lovely Sophie and they are expecting their first child in the spring. We shall miss him and wish him and Sophie lots of luck and happiness.  Hopefully he might pop back as a peripatetic porter! The good news is that we Continue reading →

29th SEPTEMBER 2016 Sale Information

After a long summer break, and we hope you enjoyed yours, we have hit the ground running and our September sale is a big one!  Over 10,000 items in 930 lots. It includes signed works by Hockney, Elizabeth Frink and Robert Motherwell , colonial and South African works, a Beilby glass, large and good diamonds, good furs, lots of gold, silver, 1960s furniture and so much more.   The sale in on Thursday 29th September at 11am, with viewing on Wednesday 28th September from 1-7pm and from 9.30am Continue reading →

4th AUGUST 2016 Sale Information

Dear Friends, To bid on-line register with ukauctioneers.com  Need a new car?    Read on…….. Our next auction, in a few days time on the 4th August, is full of wines.  It’s one of the 3 sales we hold each year that has a licence for the sale of alcohol, the next being the December 8th sale . I think we’ve done you proud.  It’s not so much the bottle of Krug ’76 which will be a snip at £200 or so, but the wines from Continue reading →

30th JUNE 2016 Sale Information

Dear Inners and Outers, It is what it is, so let’s make the best of it!  We are still holding our next auction THIS THURSDAY the 30th June.  It combines good probate instructions locally and from a titled lady in Harley Street. 18th, 19th and 20th century PICTURES, PRINTS, PORTRAITS, & MAPS, including a good portrait of a gentleman with a cello, English School, circa 1770, colonial watercolours and of the Scilly Isles, and of local interest including of Richmond and Isleworth, by British, American, Continue reading →

26th MAY 2016 Sale Information

We have two NEW EMAIL addresses. So please adjust your spam filters to allow our emails through.  They are: enquiries@bainbridgesauctions.com for general enquiries and lotinfo@bainbridgesauctions.com if you want to enquire about a specific lot, need a photograph or want to leave a bid. Another month, another sale!  This one is on the 26th May, Thursday starting at 11am.  We view the day before 1-7pm and on sale day from 9.30am.  Have you ever wanted a penny farthing cycle?  We have one.  And if you collect Continue reading →

17th MARCH 2016 Sale Information

Dear Friends,   Just as I was about to publish this post I have taken in 9 items of fabulous ‘Imperial’ Chinese kingfisher jewellery looted from the Imperial City by the grandfather of the vendor who was an officer in the 17th Bengal Lancers and present on the 15th-16th August 1900 at the fall of the City.  He bought them from his servant who had found them near the ‘Coal Hill’ in Pekin .   Three things please before I start.  One is to tell Continue reading →

11th FEBRUARY 2016 Stop Press!

Dear Friends, We are pleased to bring to your attention  extra exciting lots that have arrived since our previous email. Chinese pieces including a very decorative bottle vase with Buddhist lions in famille verte enamels, a small but finely worked silver bowl pierced with auspicious dragons, and a charming pair of 18th century porcelain dishes painted in underglaze blue and copper red with fruit in early Ming style, which, although not quite of Imperial quality, bear the desirable seal marks of the Qianlong emperor and Continue reading →

11th FEBRUARY 2016 Sale Information

Dear Friends, Our first sale of the year on Thursday 11th February approaches and I am pleased to announce that we have confirmed instructions to offer a Geneva Bible printed by Rouland Hall, Geneva, 1560, and including ‘The Whole Book Of Psalmes’, ‘printed by the printers to the Universitie of Cambridge’, 1634, within a 17th century binding and inscribed with family records from 1642.  This is  an important book and it’s worth at least reading Wikipedia to have its importance put into context  (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geneva_Bible). On Continue reading →