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Wishes for many happy returns

News of a consignor comeback after 18 years leads a look at recent regional sale stand-out lots

Returning clients are usually welcome, but few more so than the couple who consigned two pieces of Red Anchor Chelsea to the sale at Lacy Scott & Knight’s (17.5% buyer’s premium) on June 10.

Their last consignment to the Bury St Edmunds saleroom had been back in March 1999 – a pair of 1781 Sèvres swan-handled vases sold for £500,000, at the time a record for any work of art sold at a UK auction outside London (ATG No 1383).

The recent entry was two 4in (10cm) tall boxes shaped as russet apples with caterpillar knops. Both dating from c.1755, box one, numbered 48, had the red anchor mark to both base and lid, the other, numbered 51, only to the base.

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Antiques Trade Gazette is the essential publication for everyone with a serious interest in art, antiques and collectables. Every week it is packed with up-to-the-minute news on the market, with individual items beautifully illustrated throughout. Since 1971 it has been the most reliable source of information on what is really happening at auctions in the UK and around the world. Each issue is filled with auction advertisements and detailed auction reports written by expert journalists. The Dealer’s Diary section keeps readers constantly updated on what is happening at the fairs and markets and in the galleries and shops. Market professionals and serious collectors throughout the world rely on ATG to keep them informed on developments and issues which shape the art market. It is here that they learn about the prices achieved at auction in every area - from antiquities to pop memorabilia, from impressionist paintings to Chinese art. With 500 or more art objects pictured, every issue is a treat to the eye and a visual education. Whatever the topic Antiques Trade Gazette is well-informed, up-to-date and entertaining.

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