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A STORY OF THREE BROTHERS: A collection of memorabilia capturing the experiences of the Hanham brothers during WWI, including the bullet-lodged tobacco tin which saved the life of Private Hanham, will feature in this sale. For the full story, please click on the news links below:




Forthcoming Sales in 2015

Coins, Militaria and Collectables

12th March 2015

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Paintings and Drawings, Furniture and Works of Art

16th April 2015

(Last date for entries: March 13th)

Asian Art

15th May 2015

A Belle Epoque opal and diamond bracelet - Estimate: £1000-2000

An Art Deco large old-cut diamond cross ring - Estimate: £2000-4000

Silver and Jewellery, Furniture and Works of Art

11th & 12th June 2015

(Last date for entries: May 1st)

A fine pair of Royal Worcester vases decorated by Charles Baldwyn with black headed gulls flying over tree lined cliffs, 12" high, sold for £10,420

Recent Sales

Ceramics and Glass, Furniture and Works of Art

19th & 20th February 2015


Saturday, 14th February 9:30am-12noon
Monday, 16th February 9:30am-5pm
Tuesday, 17th February 9:30am-7pm
Wednesday, 18th February 9:30am-5pm


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A George III two handled tray, the centre engraved with a double crest above an armorial thought to be those of Grant and Frenchie through descent to the Earldom of Deafield. Joseph Craddock and William K Reid, London 1813, 27.75 across, (c.186oz). Provenance:

Acquired from J.H. Bourden-Smith Ltd. London 1992. The collection of James Fairfax A.C. Stanbridge Mill, Gussage All Saints, Dorset.

Jewellery and Silver, Furniture and Works of Art

4th and 5th December 2014


Saturday, 29th November 9:30am-12noon
Monday, 1st December 9:30am-5pm
Tuesday, 2nd December 9:30am-7pm
Wednesday, 3rd December 9:30am-5pm

Sale starts at 10:30am

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A rare Chinese whitish jade conch shell brush washer, Qing, probably Qianlong, 3.25'' long, sold for £24,400

Asian Art

14th November 2014


Monday, 10th November 9:30am-5pm
Tuesday, 11th November 9:30am-7pm
Wednesday, 12th November 9:30am-5pm
Thursday, 13th November 9:30am-5pm

Sale starts at 10:30am

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The contents of Highdon House Front

The Contents of Highdon House

Monday 27th October at 11am

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Walter Richard Sickert (1860-1942) A view of a London town house, oil on panel, 11.75" x 9.75", sold for £20,740

Paintings and Drawings, Furniture and Works of Art

25th September 2014

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"Duke's sale of the contents of Melplash Court, near Bridport, became one of the highest grossing 'on-the-premises' sales ever conducted by a provincial auctioneer."

Antiques Trade Gazette Issue 1959 - For a full review of the sale see http://www.antiquestradegazette.com/news/7680.aspx

A Qianlong mark and period hardwood carving of Lohan achieved the highest price in the 3-day sale selling for £382,400
A Qianlong mark and period hardwood carving of Lohan achieved the highest price in the 3-day sale selling for £382,400


Wednesday 22nd September
at 10.30am

Including glass, ceramics, books, Russian icons and manuscripts, textiles, silver and plate, clocks and works of art.

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Reflections of the Orient

Thursday 23rd September
at 10.30am

Including jade, Chinese robes and textiles, Oriental works of art, ivory, bronze and sculpture, Japanese wood and laquer, oriental jewellery, ceramics and pictures.

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Friday 24th September
at 10.30am

Including paintings, furniture and outside effects.

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The Dorchester Fine Art Saleroom
Weymouth Avenue
Tel:  +44 (0) 1305 265 080
Fax: +44 (0) 1305 260 101
Email: enquiries@dukes-auctions.com

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