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Dining With An Artist | Pt. 2

MODERN & CONTEMPORARY PRINTS, LATEST NEWS, PAINTINGS & SCULPTURE, MODERN BRITISH ART

Dining With An Artist | Pt. 2

Jane Oakley | Head of Paintings & Sculpture

We challenged our Picture Department to imagine what it would be like to spend an evening over dinner in the company of an artist of their choice. Next up, Head of Department - Jane Oakley

 
Charity Shop Find is Rare Theatre Souvenir of Artic Explorers   

LATEST NEWS, FINE INTERIORS

Charity Shop Find is Rare Theatre Souvenir of Artic Explorers  

A fairly unassuming playbill bought in an Epping charity shop for £5 sold for £4,750 in our auction of Fine Interiors on Wednesday 30 June after it was discovered to be a rare theatrical advertisement printed on the H.M.S Resolute during its Arctic expedition in the 1850s.

 
A Magic Surprise at Sworders 

HOMES & INTERIORS

A Magic Surprise at Sworders 

A collapsible silk top hat - perfect for a Victorian night at the opera, or a 20th century magic trick - comes for sale on July 20.

 
Dining With An Artist

MODERN & CONTEMPORARY PRINTS, LATEST NEWS, PAINTINGS & SCULPTURE, MODERN BRITISH ART

Dining With An Artist

Amy Scanlon | Head of Modern & Contemporary Art

We challenged our Picture Department to imagine what it would be like to spend an evening over dinner in the company of an artist of their choice. First up, Head of Modern and Contemporary Art - Amy Scanlon

 
Artworks from The Estate of Douglas 'Dougie' Gray

MODERN BRITISH ART

Artworks from The Estate of Douglas 'Dougie' Gray

In our timed sale of Modern and Contemporary Art (Friday 16 July – Sunday 1 August) we offer a collection of artworks from the estate of the late Douglas ‘Dougie’ Gray (1929 - 2020)

 
A Private Jewellery Collection with a Royal Seal of Approval

JEWELLERY & WATCHES, LATEST NEWS

A Private Jewellery Collection with a Royal Seal of Approval

In our auction of Fine Jewellery and Watches on Tuesday 27 July, we offer an impressive single owner private collection of high-end jewellery by Royal Warrant holders, Hamilton & Inches, 87 George Street, Edinburgh.

 
Another Corker!

FINE WINE & PORT, LATEST NEWS

Another Corker!

Fine Wine & Spirits Post Sale Review

Yet again, very little escaped the attention of discerning Fine Wine & Spirits buyers with our June sale boasting a 97% sold rate. Great prices were achieved across all sections of the sale and topped with a single owner collection of Chateau Latour selling for a combined total of £14,915.

 
The Unknown Jewellery Designer That Should Have Been Known

JEWELLERY & WATCHES, LATEST NEWS

The Unknown Jewellery Designer That Should Have Been Known

Jewellery buyers are offered the opportunity to purchase previously unseen unique pieces designed and made by Iris Oakes c.1970, in our auction of Fine Jewellery and Watches on Tuesday 27 July. Though undiscovered in the Jewellery world, Iris was a multi-talented craftswoman, with a wealth of accomplishments under her belt.

 
Lill Tschudi’s Rhythms of Modern Life

20TH CENTURY ART & DESIGN, MODERN & CONTEMPORARY PRINTS, LATEST NEWS

Lill Tschudi’s Rhythms of Modern Life

Coming up in our auction of Design on the 13 & 14 July, we offer an energetic linocut from an exceptional Swiss artist associated with The Grosvenor School of Modern Art

 
Navajo Jewellery | A Legacy of Silver and Stone

JEWELLERY & WATCHES, LATEST NEWS, SILVER

Navajo Jewellery | A Legacy of Silver and Stone

When a local private vendor approached us with a collection of Navajo Jewellery for inclusion in our forthcoming auction of Fine Jewellery and Watches, we felt compelled to delve deeper into the history of the craft…

 
Sworders Delivery Update

LATEST NEWS

Sworders Delivery Update

When Sworders Delivery Service launched in February of this year, we were blown away with the uptake, but as with most service launches, it did not come without its challenges.

 
Ed Finnell's Music Legends

20TH CENTURY ART & DESIGN, LATEST NEWS

Ed Finnell's Music Legends

Our Design sale on 13 &14 July includes a cache of prints taken by music photographer Ed Finnell at legendary gigs held in Los Angeles in the 1970s - the very first time his work is available to buy at auction in the UK - including original photographs of Mick Jagger, David Bowie, Robert Plant and Elton John all performing in their pomp.

 
Elizabeth Fitzsimmons Selects

LATEST NEWS, PAINTINGS & SCULPTURE, FINE INTERIORS

Elizabeth Fitzsimmons Selects

As we prepare for our next Fine Interiors sale, to be held 29 & 30 June, we invited Elizabeth Fitzsimmons, a third-generation art dealer specialising in portraiture from the 16th to 20th centuries, to share her personal favourites from the auction. Here, she introduces her highlights within the diverse range of pieces in the upcoming sale.

 
Ambrice Miller Selects

LATEST NEWS, PAINTINGS & SCULPTURE, FINE INTERIORS

Ambrice Miller Selects

We were lucky to sit down with Suffolk based Interior Designer and Art & Antiques Dealer - Ambrice Miller - to discuss her five favourite lots in our upcoming Fine Interiors sale which, as expected, expertly demonstrate her eclectic and wide-ranging tastes.

 
Stansted in Bloom 2021

LATEST NEWS

Stansted in Bloom 2021

Sworders is delighted to be sponsoring this year's Stansted in Bloom garden competition. If you're a resident of Stansted and are proud of your garden, now is the perfect time to show it off!

 
The Natural World of Émile Gallé

20TH CENTURY ART & DESIGN

The Natural World of Émile Gallé

Born 1846 in Nancy, a hive of activity for French art, Émile Gallé became one of the most renowned figures allied with this area. Raised into the beginnings of a glass business started by father Charles Gallé, the material was never a mystery to him.

 
Picnic at the Petite Prom 2021

LATEST NEWS

Picnic at the Petite Prom 2021

Sworders is once again proud to be sponsoring an evening of musical entertainment in a beautiful garden setting in Much Hadham. 

 
The George Daniels Collection

20TH CENTURY ART & DESIGN

The George Daniels Collection

Highlighted amongst the lots in our July Design sale are drawings by George Daniels (1854-1940) - perhaps the most accomplished British stained glass designer working in the late Gothic and early Renaissance idiom from the 1890s until the Second World War - including designs for an impressive five-light window in the north aisle of Manchester Cathedral and extant stained glass windows in Cambridgeshire and Suffolk churches.

 
Beds & Herts Historic Churches Trust | Sworders Hosts Charity Auction

HOMES & INTERIORS

Beds & Herts Historic Churches Trust | Sworders Hosts Charity Auction

Sworders are delighted to be hosting a timed auction of objects, events, and experiences on behalf of Beds & Herts Historic Churches Trust to aid the charity's fundraising for the restoration and repair of churches and chapels in Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire, and parts of Barnet.

 
Sporting Art, Wildlife & Dogs | A Post Sale Review

PAINTINGS & SCULPTURE, SPORTING ART

Sporting Art, Wildlife & Dogs | A Post Sale Review

Great prices were achieved in the fourth installment of our annual Sporting Art Wildlife and Dogs sales on Wednesday 2 June. Strong bidding was seen across all sections of the sale and topped by two large unframed canvases of the hunt ‘in full cry’ by John Nost Sartorius (1759-1828).

 

 

 

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