Art sale helps gallery
Cheshire Life: December 2018
Artist Colin Jellicoe (19422018) opened his first gallery in Manchester with his friend and fellow artist, Geoffrey Key, while his second in Portland Street, which opened in the late 1960s, quickly became a muchloved fixture on the local art scene. The first 30-odd lots in a sale at Stockport auctioneers Capes Dunn represented five decades of Jellicoe’s own work. It was attended by many local artists who had known him and who had exhibited at the gallery, as well as some of the people who appear in his paintings. Most hotly contested was titled ‘C. J. under Blue Wester Skies’ from 2002, which sold
Owners of antique ivory are in a quandary: legislation has been drafted intended to stamp out ivory poaching. When it is introduced sales of all ivory, with very few museum quality exceptions, will be illegal. In the meantime, gems find strong interest like this early Victorian jewellery casket at Cato Crane’s rooms in Liverpool, which sold for £1,150 to an online Asian buyer. Heavily carved with floral designs and pierced work, it had an inner liftout tray, all lined with its original felt.