Q & A with our jewellery specialist, Jennifer Pardoe FGA DGA

We thought it would be fun to ask a few questions to our jewellery specialist, Jennifer Pardoe FGA DGA, about her personal thoughts on jewellery and the industry…  Q: Are you more of a new or pre-loved jewellery girl? A: I like both. Of course it is always nice to be bought something brand new…

Auction Intrigue at Biddle & Webb

Biddle and Webb’s Interiors auction is nothing short of eclectic. As auctioneers we are used to seeing and selling a vast array of desirable items ranging from Moorcroft jugs to mahogany cheese coasters, witches’ balls to Rolex watches. Unusual, unconventional and at times – frankly bizarre, the ever expanding antiques industry never fails to surprise…

ERNIE BIDDLE (1919-1996)

I was born in 1919 in back to back house in Winson Green half way between the prison and Dudley Rd Hospital. One of my earliest memories is the euphoria of the community when water was piped into the house having previously used communal stand pipe in the yard.  There was a wonderful community spirit…

December Interiors Realised Prices

Here are some beautiful lots sold at our December 10th Interiors Sale. Come along to our next Interiors Sale on January 14th 2017! Lot: 13 A ruby and diamond line bracelet, featuring a line of approx. 56 graduated rectangular cut rubies, flanked to either side with a line of approx. 71 graduated round brilliant cut…

Picture Provenance or Just a pretty Story

Provenance is simply the history of a picture, the past owners, if it has been exhibited, perhaps an earlier sales invoice, all of which builds a history and reassures potential buyers that this is the picture to buy. The Sorolla picture that we are offering on Saturdayhas just such a provenance. It has been consigned…

Re-designing the status quo

Biddle and Webb’s 12th November Interiors auction will include the bespoke creations of Birmingham born inventor Peter Morrison. Peter Morrison – an accomplished designer and entrepreneur, created his first product in 1999: The Technical Development Ring for grass roots football development. In both 2003 and 2004 Peter consecutively won British inventor of the year Platinum…

October Art Highlights

There is a lot to be excited about at the beginning of autumn here at Biddle and Webb. In the wake of our most successful wine and spirits sale to date last week, with a 96% sold rate, we are fast approaching our October Interiors auction, which includes the contents of a recently sold Grade…

REVAMPING YOUR HOME AT AUCTION

The beauty of shopping for your home furnishings at auction is that you are guaranteed to walk away with beautiful unique pieces which only you will have. Particularly if you are an eclectic person with a love for all things vintage then buying at auction is the perfect place for you to revamp your home….