Covington Fine Art Limited

A load of BULL !

Do you fancy a rare chance to buy a genuine Stubbs for under £1000? This fabulous print of the Lincolnshire Ox is one of a collection of 18th and 19th century prints and watercolours of cows to be sold at Bonhams 'Gentleman's Library Sale' in February this year. Covington discovered this rare group and advised the client on the sale. Most of the works were listed in the seminal catalogue of such pictures (The Rothamstead Collection, by D.H. Boalch).
See lots 319, 320, 321, 324, 325, 327, 328. 346, 353, 354

https://www.bonhams.com/auctions/25762/lot/319/


George Stubbs

A Viking Encounter

Galloway Hoard Gold FlamingoCeltic Gold Cross Galloway Hoard

Our lead valuer Angus has a close inspection of the Galloway Hoard.

Hair standing on end as he caught his first sight….. in his previous role as Head of Scotland for Sotheby's, he led a team to advise on this extraordinary find.

Angus is a Patron of the National Museum of Scotland where the hoard is currently being prepped for exhibition.

For more details click here: https://www.nms.ac.uk/gallowayhoard

Rare Chinese vase raises the bar!

Qianlong Chinese Imperial Dragon Vase

Discovered amongst a collection of spirit bottles, and stuffed with dried flowers, this extraordinary Imperial vase was hammered down at the Sotheby's Important Chinese sale, on behalf of a Covington client, for a cloud touching £1.1 million pounds.

With it's luminous cobalt blue decoration of a five clawed dragon chasing a flaming pearl and its clean and elegant body shape ensured enormous interest on the day. It was a lucky survival found hiding by our valuer on a routine free antiques valuation home visit. Do you perhaps have the pair?
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