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Sensational ceramics to bid for and buy at Halls’ Autumn Auction

Antique ceramics can make wonderful decorative items, often suiting the kitchen, dining room and living room equally well.

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Spice up your kitchen with a novelty pepper pot

Call it a pepper shaker, a pepper pot or a pepperette, this selection of novelty examples will persuade you to pick up a piece for your home.

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Bring the garden indoors with five elegant plant and flower receptacles coming up at auction this month

You have dead headed the roses, harvested the last of the sweet peas and the dahlias are coming to an end. The flowers in your garden may be concluding for the season but why not stock up on vases and plant pots to bring cut flowers and plants indoors for autumn.

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Get your home autumn-ready: Spruce up your fireplace with accessories from online auctions

It is still August but autumn is around the corner. Now is the perfect time to get your home ready for a cosy changing of the season.

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The differences between silver and silver plate

Silver and silver plate may look similar but there are important differences between them which greatly affect their values at auction.

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The natural approach: Art Nouveau glass from a huge single-owner collection

The sinuous, natural curves of the Art Nouveau style could be portrayed perfectly in glass.

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A wide variety of glass across different styles and periods is available to buy at auctions on

Items from a Fine Interiors auction at Sworders

Types of auction – a quick guide

Every auction house gives each of its sales a specific title. Once you know what to look out for, it becomes very simple to browse a list of upcoming auctions to find what you want. Here is a quick guide.

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Bonhams goes back to nature with latest Decorative Art and Design auction

Learn more about the birds and the bees with auction house Bonhams’ latest sale. Its Decorative Art and Design sale on August 11 features an array of wonderful objet d’art and items inspired by nature.

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Cats, pigs and a range of Wemyss highlights on offer in Edinburgh auction

Proud porkers are the most distinctive product of the Wemyss factory but the range encompassed far more than happy hogs.

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