Art Deco style and sophistication on offer in the Cotswolds

Art Deco, the movement encompassing design ranging from furniture to fine art, silver to jewellery, transport to architecture, is a popular collecting field.


If you are looking to ‘splash the cash’, the highest estimated lot is Diana with Hounds, an Art Deco silvered bronze figure group, c.1925, by this Josef Lorenzl. It is modelled as a nude woman with bow, flanked by two dogs, on green onyx base, and signed in cast Lorenzl, 48cm high. Estimate £7500-8500.

You can bid for Diana with Hounds by Josef Lorenzl on

The term is derived from Arts Décoratifs, from the Exposition internationale des arts décoratifs et industriels modernes (International Exhibition of Modern Decorative and Industrial Arts) that took place in Paris in 1925.

Originating just before the First World War, it came to dominate the interwar 1920s-30s period.

On May 26 Cotswolds auction house Kinghams is holding a sale dedicated to this movement, titled Style & Sophistication: A Celebration of Art Deco, offering a wide array of 210 lots.

Here are five ideas on what to buy (including main image above).

Viner teaset


TSR Kinghams Viner Teaset

Estimated at £1200-1500 at Kinghams is this Art Deco silver four piece teaset, Edward Viner, London 1934, canted cuboid boat form, etched stepped bar banding and carved ivory handles, 29.5cm long, 55.69ozt. You can see the teaset by Edward Viner on

Glass timepiece



TSR Kinghams Maurice Timepiece

This Maurice Model, an Art Deco glass timepiece, c.1935, polished and frosted, is modelled as two rams, flanking a central clock face. Signed, it measures 23cm high and is estimated at £900-1200.

Check to find the Maurice Model Art Deco glass timepiece.

Light touch



TSR Kinghams Dancer Light

Shown here is Dancer, an Austrian Art Deco chrome figural table lamp, by Karl Hagenauer, c.1927, modelled as a nude figure holding a glass cylindrical shade, stamped marks, 53cm high. Estimate £400-600.

Bid for Dancer by Karl Hagenauer via

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TSR Kinghams Racquette Ram

Guided at £400-600 at Kinghams, this lithograph poster, Raquette Ram, is by Rene Vincent (French 1879-1936), signed in the plate, 1.02m x 72cm, offered framed.

View Raquette Ram by Rene Vincent on



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