You don’t need to be an explorer to embrace the exotic at home, explains Karyn Sparks The arrival of tribal art in the first half of the 20th century awoke something in the Western world. The cultural diversity of these beautifully shaped objects captured the eye of the collector and art lover and has been one of the most interesting sectors of the trade to evolve over recent years.
At midday on 6th October 1990 John Trevillian stepped into a three-bedroomed, semi-detached, ex-council house in Essex and started a personal journey that grew into a 25-year project: To take a standard English dwelling and transform it into a wonderland of inspirational locations, each set in a different time and place.
Summers Place Auctions recently announced that it will be including a family of four mammoth skeletons in its 5th ‘Evolution’ Sale on 21st November. It will be the rst time that a family of these ice age giants will be offered for sale and they are expected to sell in the region of £250,000-400,000.
This herd of 112 silver cow creamers, which has been collected by one careful owner, are up for sale with an asking price of £85,000. The novelty jugs made for serving cream with tea, first appeared on our shores in the 1750s.
A brooch given by Queen Victoria to her favourite daughter, Beatrice, on her 14th birthday is to be sold at Tennants Auctioneer’s Autumn Fine Art Sale on 18th November at their North Yorkshire salerooms in Leyburn.
Hollywood Icon and incandescent star of one of the most beloved films of all time, Vivien Leigh (1913-1967) captured hearts and minds with her fiery, luminous performance as Scarlett O’Hara in Gone with the Wind in 1939.
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