The most valuable item at an auction by Elite Decorative Arts is a rare Chinese jade sculpture of a bear, weighing 40 pounds and 14 inches high. The bear dates back to Eastern Han Dynasty, 474-B.C, TO 220-A.D. and is the largest sculpture of the time. At auction, the bear is expected to (more…)
An expert of Worcester ceramics, Henry Sandon was enthralled by a Royal Worcester Loving Cup, which turned up on the Antiques Roadshow while filming at Birmingham university. The cup was presented to (more…)
Elves Antiques is full of antique Christmas ornaments and collectibles. Every day of the year, the house is filled with Christmas trees, ornaments and decorations, known by the local people as the “Christmas House”.
Dave Eppelheimer didn’t intend to leave the Christmas decorations up in his home, but as his collection grew and he ran out of places to store them, the antiques (more…)
Walt Disney is quoted as saying, “If you can dream it, you can do it”, which is exactly what he did when he created the first colour cartoon, animated film and later, the Disneyland theme parks. Together with Herb Ryman, Walt Disney created the concept of a fun family (more…)
At Sock Monkey’N Around Antiques, shoppers happily browse among items which date back up to one hundred years. Antique Christmas ornaments, toys and china are all (more…)
As the value of antique rugs soars, an increasing number of collectors are choosing to hang the rugs from the wall, rather than put them on the floor. Previously, antique rugs, collectively known as “Persian”, were typically used as floor coverings. As the value of (more…)
A section of brass, which was discovered on a cattle station in central Queensland, is to be auctioned at Bonhams on 13th December 2011. The piece of brass turned out to be a rare 14th century time piece, and will be sold in the fine clocks and instrument auction at (more…)
A court has ruled that a woman who sold a rare antique vase for £228,000, has to give the proceeds of the sale to the original owner, the mother of her ex-partner. Andrea Calland sold the Chinese vase, which (more…)
Antique experts were left baffled when they were presented with a toy locomotive at the Antiques Roadshow valuation day in Whitley Bay. The train was discovered in a (more…)
The valuation of a bronze rhino statue measuring 18-in left owners in shock during filming of Antiques Roadshow. The antique was originally purchased for £575, but was valued on the antiques programme at £200,000.
The hefty bronze antique which is 260 years old, has been (more…)