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Collectors' Corner

Giant cod were destined for Spain

April 28 2018

UNLESS YOU count the Press & Journal staffer that accompanied me to the London Olympics, the only Aberdeen photographer known to me is the great George Washington Wilson – renowned, of course, for thousands of high-quality images of Victorian Scotland (now available online thanks to the University of Aberdeen).

Collectors' Corner

Anglo-Saxon brooch tells a tale

January 20 2018

HISTORICALLY, the Anglo-Saxon period denotes Britain between about 450 and 1066, from the initial migration from northern Europe and up until the Norman Conquest – and, of course, it is remembered as the era in which the English nation was established.

Collectors' Corner

Rare Chinese plate fails to fascinate at auction

February 3 2018

SOME AUCTIONEERS make the most of what they’ve got. In this respect, I can pick out Nick Burns of Lindsay Burns & Co in Perth, whose marketing skills often ensure high prices on special items. The national publicity created for a picture in his last sale, for example, helped it on its way to a London dealer for a whopping 20-times estimate £26,000.

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Highly regarded painter offers a snapshot of the times

April 7 2018

THE LOWER ground-floor area of Perth Museum – my favourite place – is where the city’s permanent art collection finds a home. A handful of Old Masters grace the left-hand wall, including the magnificent maybe-Caravaggio Prometheus, while the free spirit right-hand surface is presently hung with oil paintings of Perth.

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