PR & Media

Catherine Southon’s auctions always attract media interest, both from the antiques magazines and websites as well as the National media.

Antiques Trade Gazette – April 2015

Covered on the front page of the ATG was the fabulous result for a pair of Victorian salts in form of kangaroos, which sold for almost double the top estimate for £18,000.

The Times – November 2015

Another great story was the sale of a unique sketchbook of the voyage of the migrant ship, The Harpley, from Hobart Town, Tasmania to England in 1847.  Although the artist was unknown, the 52 illustrations from the journey around the world saw a lot of interest and it was sold for £12,500.

Antiques Trade Gazette – June 2016

Top lot in Catherine’s auctions so far is the beautiful Federico del Campo scene of Venice, which sold for £23,000 on 7th June 2017. The unusually small size suggests that the oil on canvas was most likely a sketch for a bigger painting. The vendor had no idea what he had been looking at for years – it had belonged to his grandmother’s father and he had not realised the importance of the artist.

Antiques Trade Gazette – June 2016

In June 2016, Catherine didn’t make just one but two great discoveries when she sold a fine gold mounted nephrite photo frame marked Fabergé with the workmaster’s mark of Michael Perchin for £18,000. The other discovery was a rare Art Deco gold and amethyst table striker by Janesich, which was brought in to Catherine’s office for valuation by a lady who worked locally – it sold for £16,000.

Country Life – February 2017

Other highlights include a rare Hong Kong Plague medal which sold for £21,000, a 17th/18th century Chinese rhinoceros horn libation cup which fetched £18,000 and two, rare sets of 19th century portrait miniatures of the Sing family, the Royal family of Punjab, including Maharajah Sher Singh, which sold for £16,000.

Homes and Antiques – October 2015

Several of the signed Lowry prints which have been selling well in the auction room over the last few years have made it into the press and the Ceremonial funeral details and route maps of the State Funeral of the Late Sir Winston Churchill were much discussed.  Unique Star Wars memorabilia, part of the Stuart Freeborn collection of make-up related items from The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi, attracted much interest. And two single owner sales were featured in the press – the Venini glass collection with a special feature in Homes & Antiques – and the Richard Channing Collection of Decorative Arts.

Antiques Trade Gazette – November 2015

The Telegraph – November 2017


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Next Auction

Wednesday 9th September 2020

Previous Auction

10th June 2020
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