Art sale helps gallery

Cheshire Life: De­cem­ber 2018

Cheshire Life - - Homes & Interiors -

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

Ivory gem

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.

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