Modern Collectables

Terence Cuneo Painting Celebrating the Age of Steam Offered by Sworders

Sworders’ March 10th-11th Fine Interiors sale includes a well-known oil painting by artist Terence Cuneo (1907-1996). Evening Star at Full Steam, signed and dated October 1963, is estimated at £40,000-60,000. The painting’s ‘end of an era’ subject is the last steam locomotive ever built for British Railways – the BR standard class 9F engine completed at Swindon Works in 1960. Built with the intention that it would be preserved as a heritage object, it was...

Aston Martin Announces Vantage Roadster

Joining the Vantage Coupe, which was launched in 2018, the new Aston Martin Vantage Roadster convertible model amplifies the emotional appeal of a model renowned for delivering a compelling blend of potent performance, outstanding dynamics and everyday usability. Testament to the uncompromising design, engineering and execution of this scintillating open-top two-seater, Vantage Roadster shares the Vantage Coupe’s absolute commitment to driving thrills. Powered by Aston Martin’s 4.0-litre twin-turbo 510PS/685Nm V8 engine and mated to an...

Jonkers Rare Books Suggests Romantic Titles for Valentine’s Day

With Valentine’s Day fast approaching, Jonkers Rare Books of Henley-on-Thames has come up with a selection of ten titles chosen to make perfect gifts for a loved one on Friday. As ever, Jonkers can present all books in gift boxes, and next day courier delivery is available on all orders received before 3pm. “Ah, my Beloved, fill the Cup that clears Today of past regrets and future Fears” Sangorski And Sutcliffe Rubaiyat Of Omar Khayyam...

Oxford Ceramics Gallery Shows 100 Years of The Leach Pottery

Oxford Ceramics Gallery has announced plans for its 2020 season of exhibitions, starting with 100 years of The Leach Pottery which runs until March 14th 2020. Founded in 1920, The Leach Pottery helped shape studio ceramics as we know it today, and is a cornerstone of ceramic history. The exhibition includes over 200 works sourced from across the globe from these masters of ceramics: Bernard Leach, Shoji Hamada, Michael Cardew, Kawai Kanjiro, and Tomimoto Kenkichi;...
Iconic Djinn Chairs As Seen in 2001: A Space Odyssey for Sale from Chiswick Auctions

Modern CollectablesIconic Djinn Chairs As Seen in 2001: A Space Odyssey for Sale from Chiswick Auctions

Chiswick Auctions is excited to present two iconic chairs, the design of which was chosen by Stanley Kubrick for his classic 1969 film 2001: A Space Odyssey, in the Design sale at Chiswick Auctions this Tuesday, February 11th, 2020. The Djinn chairs were designed by Olivier Mourgue in 1965, while he was working for the French manufacturer Airborne International, and epitomise ’60s ‘futuristic’ design. The design has gone on to take a place in interior...
London Classic Car Show 2020 Presents £70m of Prestigious Marques

Modern CollectablesLondon Classic Car Show 2020 Presents £70m of Prestigious Marques

Over £70 million worth of cars will be for sale at The London Classic Car Show at Olympia from 20th-23rd February. Highlights include an Aston Martin DB4GT, a low mileage Ferrari 512 BBi and a  Maserati Ghibli 4.9 SS Spyder. The weekend of 20-23 February 2020 will see over £70 million worth of classic cars from some of the world’s most prestigious marques all gathered under one roof at this year’s London Classic Car Show....
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