Auction Results




19th & 20th Century Photographs

Date: 30th Nov, 2023 11:00
Sale number: 30 November 2023

Taking place on 30 November at 11 am, Chiswick Auctions’ 19th and 20th Century Photographs sale offers a wide-ranging selection of prints, dating from the earliest days of the medium through to the present day. The sale begins with a diverse selection of 19th century processes, albums, and subjects from around the globe, including a rare group of early images of Mecca, the Mahmal, and the Hajj, two portraits by Lewis Carroll, which featured in SFMOMA’s 2002 touring exhibition Dreaming in Pictures, and an eclectic offering of early albums and daguerreotypes.  

Our 20th Century section of the sale includes some of the most iconic portraits photography history, including Terry O’Neill’s 1971 image of a windswept Brigitte Bardot on the set of 'Les Petroleuses', and William Klein’s SMOKE + VEIL, PARIS, taken for Vogue in 1958. We are also delighted to be showcasing the private collection of filmmaker Michael Caton-Jones, which centres around American and British social documentary throughout the 20th century, and includes work from Chris Killip, Bert Hardy, Margaret Bourke-White, Alfred Eiesenstaedt, and many other photographers whose images shaped the way we saw the world through magazines such as Picture Post and LIFE.

Books & Works on Paper

Date: 29th Nov, 2023 10:00
Sale number: 29 November 2023

Please note that the sale will now take place at
The Barley Mow, W4 4PH

November’s Fine Books and Manuscripts auction is formed around a large single owner collection from a  gentlemen of varied and interesting taste.

From early Western Illuminated Manuscript leaves to private press books and modern first editions and all manner of subjects between. This sale will have something for all collectors at every price point.


Fine Sculpture and Statuary, Selected Interiors and Works of Art

Date: 22nd Nov, 2023 11:00
Sale number: 22 November 2023 A

A remarkable collection of fine classical statuary and bronzes, complimented by selected works of art and furniture.

Asian Art II 亞洲藝術 II

Date: 7th Nov, 2023 10:00
Sale number: 7 November 2023

 Asian II will feature further Chinese Works of Art, but also feature Japanese Works of Art alongside South East Asian works. The Japanese section is led by lot 1000, a rare set of Japanese Nanban Seigan lacquer panels from the Momoyama period and an oil painting by Pieter Holsteyn (1585-1662), mounted within an Aesthetic Movement rosewood cabinet attributed to Thomas Jeckyll. Further highlights include some outstanding examples of lacquer, mixed metal bronzes, cloisonné, netsuke, prints, paintings and ceramics. Of which, lot 1010 is an outstanding and large pair of Japanese bronze ‘Hōō and Kame’ okimono by Muroe Kichibei (1841-1903).

亞洲藝術 II 拍賣將進一步呈現更多的中國藝術品,同時也將呈現日本東南亞的藝術品。 其中,日本部分的亮點拍品1000,一組罕見的日本桃山時期南蠻漆板  彼得·霍爾斯坦一世(Pieter Holsteyn I 1585-1662 年)1627作油畫木板,鑲嵌在托馬斯·傑基爾(Thomas Jeckyll1827-1881 年)唯美主義運黑檀木櫃中。 其他亮點還包括一系列精彩的漆器、混金屬青銅器、琺瑯器、根付、版畫、繪畫陶瓷。 其中,拍品1010由室江吉兵衛1841-1903)作一對龐大的日本青銅「鳳凰」置物為日本部分的亮點之最。 

Asian Art I 亞洲藝術 I

Date: 6th Nov, 2023 10:00
Sale number: 6 November 2023
Catalogue: PDF catalogue

Asian I sale will include mainly Chinese works of Art from various private collections, alongside some Korean and Sino-Tibetan works. Among the highlights featured is lot 101, a rare pair of Korean embroidered ‘Sun and Moon, Birds and Flowers’ four-panel screens dating from the Joseon Period and with impeccable provenance from the distinguished Private Collection of G. St. G. M. Gompertz and thence by descent to Richard and Elizabeth Gompertz. We will also offer a small collection of blue and white ceramics from the distinguished private collection of Sir Hugh and Lady Cortazzi. The sale also features a large collection of early bronzes and jades from the Essex Collection of Early Chinese Art, British Private Collection, where some of the collection is now housed in the National Museum of Wales. As a continuation from the last sales where a painting of Gourds by Wu Changshuo achieved £42,500 (8th February, 2020, lot 597), we will offer further lots from a French Private Collection formed in Hong Kong during the 1960’s-1980’s, including paintings and ceramics. Further highlights include some outstanding examples of ceramics, textiles panels, jades, ceramics and bronzes. 

亞洲藝術 I 拍賣主要包括來自各個私人收藏的中國藝術品,以及一系列韓國和西藏藝術品。其中的亮點之一拍品101朝鮮時期刺繡「日月花鳥」屏風一此拍品擁有卓越的傳承紀錄,來自著名的G. St. G. M. 貢佩私人收藏,此後家族傳承至理查·貢佩茨伉 此外,我們還將呈現部分來自著名科爾塔齊伉儷的私人收藏青花瓷器。 此次拍賣還包括來自英國私人收藏的早期青銅器玉器,此系列藏品中的一部分現收藏威爾斯國立博物館。 延續上次拍賣傳統,其中一幅由吳昌碩創作的《葫蘆圖》在202028日以42,500英鎊的價格成交(拍品597),我們將提供更多來自法國私人收藏1960-1980年代在香港組的拍品,當中包括書畫及瓷器 此外,拍賣還包括一系列傑出的瓷器、紡織品、玉器、陶和青銅器等。 


Information for the Korean Screens 刺繡屏風資料



Silver and Objects of Vertu

Date: 11th Oct, 2023 11:00
Sale number: 11 Oct 2023

The October silver sale offers a previously unrecorded, interesting, and dated mid-19th century Chinese export silver mug, engraved for the Penang races of 1869. The date of 1869 is of note as this is the same year as the opening of the Suez Canal, which because of the considerable increase in trade in the years to follow saw the port of Penang grow to become the major entry port for British Malaya. Also offered is a very rare Irish Stuart period tankard, by the most prominent maker of late 17th and early 18th century Dublin, Thomas Bolton. In a private collection since 1982, it was subsequently recorded in Thomas Sweeney’s 1995 book Irish Stuart Silver, one of only 78 such tankards listed in the book and the earliest known for Bolton. There is also a 30-lot section of early spoons including several apostle examples, scarce pieces of pre-1800 continental silver including a Maltese teapot from the French Occupation period, one of the oldest teapots known from the island and a distinctly rare survivor in the French manner. 

The October sale has a dedicated section for non-European silver, a category for which this department leads the UK market. Ranging from countries including India, China, Burma, Persia, Iraq, and Cambodia.

Modern & Contemporary Prints and Multiples

Date: 3rd Oct, 2023 11:00
Sale number: 3 Oct 2023

The Print Department are pleased to present their extensive October Auction. The sale features over 400 lots spanning the last 100 years from C. R. W. Nevinson and Henri De Toulouse-Lautrec through to contemporary superstars Andy Warhol, Takashi Murakami and Banksy. There is a strong display of 20th Century British printmaking with works from L.S. Lowry, Henry Moore, Francis Bacon, Howard Hodgkin, Peter Blake, David Hockney and Patrick Caulfield to name just a few. The sale features a particularly special private collection of early prints by Tracey Emin demonstrating her excellent print-making prowess through dark woodcuts and delicate monotypes. With lots starting at just £100 there are plenty of works to suit all tastes.


Sound & Vision: Photobooks & Music Photography

Date: 29th Sep, 2023 12:00
Sale number: 29 September 2023

Sound & Vision brings together works that use photography as a vehicle for creative collaboration. The sale begins with ‘Sound’ - Lots 1- 43 reveal the relationships between musicians and photographers on stage and in the studio, including Philip Townsend’s (1940-2016) iconic photographs of the Rolling Stones, views of the young Beatles by Terry O’Neill (1938-2019) and Michael Ward (1929-2011) and a selection of portraits of David Bowie in his various guises.

Lots 44-166 showcase the photographers’ vision beyond the darkroom and into the world of layout: the photobook. Featuring an array of rare, collectable, and signed titles, we are please to present a selection from the personal library of Magnum photographer Chris Steele-Perkins (b.1947), including rare, signed copies of books by fellow Magnum colleagues – Henri Cartier-Bresson, Abbas, Harry Gruyaert, Martin Parr, and many others, along with Steele-Perkins’ personal signed copy of Chris Killip’s sought-after first edition of In Flagrante (1988).

Also included in this section of the sale, Lots 84-93 present a selection of incredibly rare and significant titles in the history of the Chinese photobook. From a private London collection, compiled with a focus on visual texts that demonstrate the evolution of photography’s role in the People’s Republic and the Cultural Revolution, this is a unique opportunity to acquire works cited by Martin Parr and WassinkLundgren in their seminal text The Chinese Photobook: From the 1900s to the Present (2015).

Wine, Whisky & Spirits | Timed Online Auction

Date: 15th - 24th September

Sale number: 24th September 2023

Bidding Opens: Friday 15th September 2023 from 17:00

Bidding Closes: Sunday 24th September from 18:00

The Designer Edit

Timed Online Auction

Date: 7 - 17 September 2023

Sale number: 9-17 September 2023

This September's Designer Edit offers good quality affordable designer fashion at a fraction of high street prices.

With a great selection of entry-level vintage Chanel clothing, bags and accessories, a selection of high-grade epi leather Louis Vuitton bags in a range of colours, sizes and styles, among many others.

This is your one-stop shop for an Autumn wardrobe refresh. 


Contemporary NOW: The Collectors' Edit

Timed Online Auction

Date: 23 August - 10 September 2023 

Sale number: 31 August 2023


Contemporary NOW: The Collectors’ Edit brings a huge variety of exciting and energetic works onto the secondary market from young, emerging artists. Many have been widely exhibited and come from important private collections.

The auction is a unique opportunity to purchase artwork from emerging and established names in contemporary art. Whether it’s entering into the art market for the first time, or adding to an existing collection, there is something for everyone with a wide scope of international art on offer.

In addition to many promising contemporary names, the sale also offers works by established artists, namely in The Connor Brothers, Matthew Marquis and Marc Quinn’s oil painting Wallflower as a highlight of the auction.

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Contemporary NOW: The Collectors' Edit

Timed Online Auction

Date: 23 August - 10 September 2023 

Sale number: 31 August 2023


Contemporary NOW: The Collectors’ Edit brings a huge variety of exciting and energetic works onto the secondary market from young, emerging artists. Many have been widely exhibited and come from important private collections.

The auction is a unique opportunity to purchase artwork from emerging and established names in contemporary art. Whether it’s entering into the art market for the first time, or adding to an existing collection, there is something for everyone with a wide scope of international art on offer.

In addition to many promising contemporary names, the sale also offers works by established artists, namely in The Connor Brothers, Matthew Marquis and Marc Quinn’s oil painting Wallflower as a highlight of the auction.

Viewing is by appointment only, please contact: or


Books & Works on Paper, to include the Boxing Collection of Brian and Debbie Watkins

Date: 24th Aug, 2023 10:00
Sale number: 24 August 2023
Catalogue: PDF catalogue

Chiswick Auctions’ Books and Works on Paper sale, on August the 24th, will include the boxing collection of Brian and Debbie Watkins. A lifetime’s passion, it features several exceptionally rare titles previously unrecorded at auction or in public libraries.

Amongst the highlights are a first edition of Jewish boxer Daniel Mendoza’s memoirs, published in 1808 and estimated at £4,000 - 6,000. Although the text is thought to have been written around 1806, when Mendoza spent time in debtor’s prison, some libraries have even called the edition’s existence into question.

Another lot representative of the rarity of the collection is a catalogue of the property auction which followed bare-knuckle boxer Tom Sayers’ death in 1865. His funeral was attended by 10,000 people and descended into a riot, described by The Daily News as “disgraceful”. The copy, estimated at £1,000-1,500, is annotated with the prices achieved, including for Sayers’ loyal mastiff dog “Lion”. Sayers’ tomb, crowned with a statue of Lion, is a landmark of Highgate Cemetery.

Aside from boxing, the sale includes a rare purple variation uncorrected proof copy of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, at £3,000 - 4,000. The purple wrappers indicate an earlier state than the more common version in green and only fifty are thought to have been printed. Also offered is a first edition of pioneering Scottish photographer John Thomson’s Illustrations of China and Its People, 1873 (£3,000 - 4,000).

Design & Modern Contemporary

Date: 23rd Aug, 2023 10:00
Sale number: 23 August 2023

Collections from 1-5 Colville Road, W3 8BL from Tues 29 August by apppointment only: 

Please ensure you have paid for your lot(s) before collecting as there are no payment facilities at the collections venue.



Date: 5th Jul, 2023 10:00
Sale number: 5 July 2023

A huge selection of rare & collectible cameras from the 19th & 20th centuries, together with a small offering of collectable images. 

Modern British & Irish Art

Date: 4th Jul, 2023 12:00
Sale number: 4 July 2023

Our summer Modern British & Irish Art auction encompasses a wide variety of paintings, works on paper and sculpture from the late 19th century to the modern day. The auction is centred around three important private collections, one from Europe and two from the UK.

The first of these collections come from the estate of Peter Adam. The filmmaker and producer was described by David Attenborough as “one of the key figures who helped to establish the character of BBC Two during its golden age”. He was the biographer of famous designer Eileen Gray, and close friend of Keith Vaughan and Prunella Clough, who’s works are being offered in the sale.

The other two properties come from esteemed domestic private collections amassed over a lifetime, with one featuring direct acquisition links from John Hoyland and Patrick Caulfield.

Alongside the aforementioned artists, the sale also features significant artworks by Vanessa Bell, Anne Redpath, Sir John Lavery, John Piper, Sandra Blow, Roger Hilton, Duncan Grant, Christopher Wood, Helen Bradley, Austin Osman Spare, Mary Potter and Ken Howard.


Silver & Objects of Vertu, including the Taylor collection of Indian colonial silver

Date: 21st Jun, 2023 10:00
Sale number: 21 June 2023

The summer silver sale showcases a strong collection of silver from colonial to non-European and 18th century English. The Jeremy Taylor collection of Indian Colonial and Chinese export silver contains rare examples of the colonial forms particular to the British firms producing chiefly in Calcutta and Madras in the first half of the 19th century. Chinese silver is presented with rare mugs tracking the transition from 'China Trade' style to the profusely decorated export style. The Qiu Ji tankard, or covered mug, is an excellent example of a large piece by this important maker.

English silver owned by Royalty and nobility is found throughout the sale and begins with the famous Maharaja Sir Duleep Singh and four potentially unique tea cups and saucers made for the Raja of Coorg, who was so important for the British overthrowing Tipu Sultan. Heraldry of British nobility is engraved for various families including the; Earl of Buckinghamshire, Duke of Leeds, Baroness Windsor, Duke of Argyll, Earl of Perth, Earl of Darnley, Viscount Turnour and the King of Hanover. However, two lots are engraved with the initials of prominent 19th century heiresses, Harriet, Duchess of St Albans and Francis, Marchioness of Londonderry. These pieces are engraved for them as opposed to their noble husbands, demonstrating their prominence in their own right. The final lot of the sale is a precious George II cream jug, directly modelled after a Yixing Zisha example, a wonderful Chinoiserie from the epoch of great transitions in English silver.

Read our blog on Indian Colonial Silver.


19th & 20th Century Photographs

Date: 31st May, 2023 11:00
Sale number: 31 May 2023

Spanning nearly 200 years of photography history, the sale begins with a wide range 19th century processes, albums, and subjects, including an enigmatic portrait of a young man “contracting his eyebrows” from Guillaume Benjamin Duchenne Du Bolougne’s (1806-1875) landmark publication The Mechanism of Human Facial Expression, c.1854-1856, a beautifully-presented set of chromo-collotypes by master Japanese printer Kazumasa Ogawa (1860-1929), and a rare ambrotype depicting an distinguished African American gentleman, c.1860.

The sale continues into the 20th century with headlining works that include a pair of ‘loop-de-loop’ prints by Jacques-Henri Lartigue (1894-1986) from his personal albums, which embody the care-free and fun-loving life of the young photographer and his family, a rich platinum-palladium still life by Horst P. Horst (1906-1999) that demonstrates the photographer’s masterful use of light and process, a striking, large print of New York City’s Flatiron building by Berenice Abbott (1898-1991), and a selection of works by British social documentary photographers of the 20th century, including Thurston Hopkins (1913-2014), Colin Jones (1936-2021), Roger Mayne (1929-2014), and Wolfgang Suschitzky (1912-2016).

Books & Works on Paper

Date: 24th May, 2023 11:00
Sale number: 24 May 2023

Highlights of the sale include a 1562 edition of Claudius Ptolemy’s seminal Geographia, which represented the geographical knowledge of the 2nd-century Roman Empire, with an estimate of £3,000 - £4,000.  A 1964 first edition of Chairman Mao’s Quotations, known worldwide as the ‘Little Red Book’, which still in its printed wrappers was intended for high-ranking officers only, comes for sale with an estimate of £3,000 - £4,000. 

The costume design archive of Sally Jacobs (1932 – 2020), a British stage designer whose career was innovative, wide-ranging, and influential takes centre stage of the sale. The artworks in the present collection offer an insight into the costume design process behind landmark productions at the Royal Shakespeare Company and Royal Opera, working with directors such as Peter Brook. In Jacobs’ signature style, they colourfully depict an array of British acting royalty. Comparable works are held by institutions including the Harvard Theatre Collection and Victoria & Albert Museum. Lot 161, it has an estimate of £16,000 - £18,000. 


Read more on Sally Jacobs here 


Asian Art II

Date: 22nd May, 2023 10:00
Sale number: 22 May 2023

Featuring a broad range of works of art, predominantly Chinese, including snuff bottles, ceramics, jades, books and much more. Totaling 544 lots, the sale will conclude our May Asian works of art season, and offers a great variety of objects at very accessible estimates. 

Fine Chinese and Korean Paintings and Sculpture: Classical to Contemporary

Date: 19th May, 2023 9:00
Sale number: 19 May 2023 A

In our forthcoming Fine Chinese and Korean Paintings and Sculpture auction, we will offer an array of works dating from classical to contemporary, featuring works from well-known and prominent artists, but also a wide repertoire of subjects. Included in our highlights we have contemporary works by Zhang Linhai and Luo Fahui, alongside more classical works by Gu Yun and Qi Baishi, but also paintings for the export market including ‘tea production’ paintings and a rare album depicting 'cotton production'.


Read more about Zenga Paintings, In-depth look at pieces within our Asian Art sale here

Asian Art I

Date: 19th May, 2023 13:00
Sale number: 19 May 2023 B

We are delighted to offer a great range of works of art, including Chinese, Japanese and South East Asian. Featuring some outstanding Chinese works of art, many of which come from private collections. This includes a rare cloisonné kundika from the Ming dynasty period, alongside ceramics, furniture, bronzes, jades and lacquer, representing all periods of Chinese history. 

The Japanese section includes highlights such as a silvered model of an eagle from the Meiji period, alongside a pair of magnificent screens dating to the Edo period. Furthermore, we have a wonderful section on Tibetan works of art and a section on Burmese works of art which is to be offered at auction on behalf of Prospect Burma to benefit educational scholarships. 



Silver and Objects of Vertu

Date: 23rd Mar, 2023 11:00
Sale number: 23 March 2023

The spring silver sale covers over 500 lots - from the medieval to modern, from across the world. Items of note include fine examples of Iraqi nielloware such as the gold mounted three-piece coffee set by Onaisi, a selection of rare 18th century American Colonial silver headed by a 1740s Boston salver by William Simpson, and a selection of pieces by famed modern Isfahan silversmith Jouzdani bought in 1995.

English silver is comfortably represented, beginning with a Plantagenet diamond point spoon and a pair of fine 'Egyptomamia' salts from the Lonsdale service by premier Regency silversmiths Digby Scott and Benjamin Smith. 

Designer Handbags & Fashion

Date: 15th Mar, 2023 10:00
Sale number: 15 Mar 2023

Collections: From the Barley Mow W4 4PH from 16 March, strictly by appointment only and with payment in advance. 

NEW REGISTRATIONS: If you wish to bid in this sale you will need to register at least 24 hours before the auction begins. You will not be able to bid if you register with less than 24 hours' notice.

Please send photo ID and proof of address to You may also be required to leave a deposit for higher value items: please contact for more information.

Bidding from home is quick and easy through the following methods: 

  • Online via our bidding platform Chiswick Live 
  • Telephone bidding 
  • Absentee bidding 

The Lifetime Collection of a British Journalist, Collector and presumed Diplomat (Part One)

Date: 1st Mar, 2023 11:00
Sale number: 1 Mar 2023

The lifetime collection of a British journalist, collector and presumed diplomat, comprising an extensive stamp collection, together with objects and ephemera relating to communism, politics, militaria and world travel. 

A collectors' sale with NO RESERVES and NO ESTIMATES 

Words from the Collector - John Newall


Modern & Contemporary Prints and Multiples

Date: 22nd Feb, 2023 12:00
Sale number: 22 Feb 2023

The Modern & Contemporary Prints and Multiples sale at Chiswick Auctions features an impressive array of prints, multiples and limited edition sculptures spanning the 20th and 21st Centuries.

The sale features works from the Estate of Monna Besse, a gallerist who managed the Gallerie Mazarine in Paris. Highlights include two magnificent etchings of Pikes by iconic French surrealist François-Xavier Lalanne. Further works from the collection will be featured in our 8th March 19th and 20th Century Paintings and Works on Paper auction.

From Pablo Picasso to David Shrigley the auction features a strong selection of European masters, Modern British icons, as well as YBAs, contemporary superstars and dynamic urban artists.

Please do check our Guide to Prints for a quick tour of mediums and terminology. Our friendly team are available to answer any questions- for enquiries regarding this sale please contact

The Stewart Collection of Indian and Burmese Silver

Date: 14th Feb, 2023 10:00
Sale number: 14 Feb 2023 A

The Stewart Collection represents the first ever devoted auction of Indian silver. Starting with Burma and a small amount from Ceylon, the sale then takes the viewer on an anticlockwise journey throughout the silversmithing centres of British India, beginning in Madras. The collection is remarkable for the extent to which it covers the handmade craftsmanship of every area and the variety of decoration associated with those regions in India. From the highly prolific Lucknow to the little-known Trichinopoly alongside the deeply coveted works of the Cutch region; the complex web of shapes and patterns is explored as a perfect survey of this distinct and important moment in the history of silversmithing. Indian and Burmese silver of the Raj period was admired across the world at the turn of the last century, now revived with publications over the last 25 years, this collection serves tribute to this passion of the past.


Old Masters Winter Edition, including Drawings & Watercolours from the Collection of a Connoisseur

Date: 11th Jan, 2023 12:00
Sale number: 11 Jan 2023

The Old Masters Winter Edition at Chiswick Auctions features an important private collection of drawings and watercolours from a renowned connoisseur.

The collection of predominantly English 18th and 19th century drawings and watercolours was formed over 60 years by a private collector who searched the art market from Bermondsey to Bond Street and the Marché aux Puces to Manhattan. This connoisseur was passionate about collecting watercolours, drawings and prints and he had an interesting and diverse eye. His collections were mostly kept at home carefully stored in boxes with occasional outings for appraisal and research. Each item was special to him and very few ever reached the open market.

Highlights from the collection include a previously unrecorded graphite study taken from life at Berne by Richard Parkes Bonington which has been verified by the leading expert Patrick Noon. As with the Cyril Fry sale, most of the lots are unframed but nearly all were beautifully mounted and stored carefully. Many of the lots are offered in folders that have been carefully constructed according to theme or artist. There are examples by William Henry Hunt, Edward Lear, Hercules Brabazon Brabazon, William Samuel Howitt, John Varley and Peter De Wint to name just a few artists. The sale offers a wonderful opportunity for collectors, new and seasoned to find works that have been treasured and beautifully preserved.

The family hope the sale will provide a memorial to a fanatical but much appreciated collector and aesthete. 

Expertise and cataloguing for Drawings & Watercolours from the Collection of a Connoisseur was provided by Suzanne Zack, Consultant to Chiswick Auctions. For any enquiries regarding this part of the Old Masters Winter Edition, please contact Suzanne at