Art and antiques which have a Derbyshire history will be auctioned on Monday 24th March by Hansons Auctioneers. The auction will be called Derbyshire Art and will feature some of the finest antiques and art in the region, including two urns made of Blue John.
The auction is expected to attract art from some of the modern artists, along with some older pieces, like oil paintings by George Turner and paintings by Gresley. Porcelain and pottery will also feature in the sale, with the only criteria being that it comes from Derbyshire.
There are already some items which have been signed up for the auction. The Blue John urns date to around 1810 and have been given an estimated value of £5,000. Blue John was discovered by the Romans and can still be found at Mam Tor, also known as the “shivering mountain” in Hope Valley, Derbyshire. A Frank Gresley watercolour is also up for sale at the auction, depicting a thatched cottage which has figures stood out in front of it. The estimated value has been placed at £200 to £300. Collectors should remember that the bidding price will be subject to a buyer’s premium which will be added to the total price.
Perhaps successful bidders at the auction will be considering displaying their Derbyshire treasures, maybe in an antique bookcase. Cumbria has a number of established antiques dealers who specialise in antique furniture which would compliment the beauty of an item, especially the colours of Blue John.
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