Modern Collectables

Phillips Offers Rare Patek Philippe Eurasian Watch With £2.7m Estimate

Phillips in association with Bacs & Russo is offering the earliest made and previously unknown Patek Philippe yellow gold reference 2523 with cloisonné enamel dial, representing the Eurasian landmass. with an estimate in excess of CHF 3.5 million (£2.7m). The watch is a leading highlight of The Geneva Watch Auction: XIII on May 8th and 9th, 2021. Aurel Bacs, Senior Consultant Bacs & Russo and Alex Ghotbi, Head of Watches, Continental Europe and Middle East,...

John Crabbie Unveils Limited Edition Rare 50 Year Old Single Malt

John Crabbie Unveils Limited Edition Rare 50 Year Old Single Malt. John Crabbie was one of the pioneers of Scottish whisky. His passion for high quality whisky took him to the best distilleries in Scotland, to purchase single malt whisky for his renowned Crabbie brand. Today, more than 200 years on, John Crabbie & Co are proud to present their 50 Year Old single malt whisky from the iconic Bunnahabhain distillery on the northern shores...

British Warplane History At Risk as V-Bomber Cockpits Come Up For Auction

British war plane history could be lost forever if a man who’s amassed a ‘museum-ready’ collection of rare V-bomber cockpits can’t find someone to pilot his lifetime’s work to a new destination. Nigel Towler, 65, has dedicated 40 years of his life to salvaging and restoring the largest array of V-Bomber cockpits in one private collection. The strategic bombers first flew 70 years ago courtesy starting with the Vickers Valiant in 1951. It entered service...

Antiques Expert Reproduces One-of-a-kind Daniel Delander Barometer

Following his pioneering work to create the first ever replica of John Harrison’s oldest clock (circa 1713), antiques specialist Matthew King has now recreated the unique and iconic barometer built by the esteemed 18th century London clockmaker, Daniel Delander. The Delander barometer combines science with decorative art, an instrument for measuring atmospheric pressure to help predict weather conditions, in a spectacular and opulent case. The replica that Matthew has created is an authentic representation of...
Grove Square Galleries – Meeting the Challenge of Uncertain Times

Modern CollectablesGrove Square Galleries – Meeting the Challenge of Uncertain Times

Running a gallery in these uncertain times is a challenge – even more so opening a new one. Arts & Collections talked to Serena Dunn of Grove Square Galleries about the gallery’s approach (Image top of page – Marc Standing, Primordial Instinct) Opening in October 2020 with an inaugural show of work by painter Christopher Kieling, Grove Square Galleries in London’s exclusive Fitzrovia offers emerging and established collectors an avenue for exploration and discovery. Merging...
More Than a Piano, Solis by Edelweiss is a Work of Art

Modern CollectablesMore Than a Piano, Solis by Edelweiss is a Work of Art

UK-based piano maker Edelweiss has created a majestic masterpiece with the launch of the Solis. While the evenings are drawing closer and colder in the UK you may ask where the sun has disappeared to. The answer is the United States, in particular a new home in California. A Los Angeles based home has just taken delivery of the eagerly awaited Solis, a breath-taking new piano from UK manufacturers Edelweiss. The Solis is the more...
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