Lyon & Turnbull

Established in Edinburgh in 1826, Lyon & Turnbull are Scotland's oldest firm of auctioneers. Lyon & Turnbull are now becoming identified on an international stage, setting world record prices for British and continental paintings along with outstanding results in other areas, such as jewellery, silver, furniture, ceramics, books and decorative arts. This has been aided by our marketing alliance with Freeman's, America's oldest auction house, since 2000. Both companies strive to employ the latest marketing techniques and share our expertise to extend our reach. This is demonstrated most notably through our cooperation in selling works of art in the most advantageous venue, leading to some exceptional prices. Responding to the growth of business from Southern England, 2006 saw the opening of the London Gallery in Pall Mall, which holds regular exhibitions and events as well as advance previews of selected items from forthcoming sales. Building on this presence, January 2008 saw our inaugural London sale, when The Deloitte Art Collection was auctioned in the Royal Academy of Arts to widespread interest. Due to the increasing volume of business from the West of Scotland, 2008 also saw the Glasgow office move to a larger and more prominent gallery site on Bath Street, the city's traditional art and antiques centre.

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NISHAPUR SLIP-PAINTED CALLIGRAPHIC POTTERY BOWL PERSIA

NISHAPUR SLIP-PAINTED CALLIGRAPHIC POTTERY BOWL PERSIA, 10TH CENTURY of conical form on a short foot, with kufic inscriptions which read 'The envious one is…' to the interior rim border, and 'Ahmad' to the well, all on a white ground 21.5cm diameter Estimate £1,000-1,500 + fees Provenance: From the collection of a distinguished British connoisseur; Bonhams Knightsbridge, Islamic Works of Art, 12th April 2000, lot 173. Note: Dishes such as these are associated with the Samanid dynasty, one of the earliest independent kingdoms to break away from the Abbasid Caliphate in Baghdad. These fine ceramics decorated with a wide band of bold kufic inscription on a white ground generally carry maker's names, statements, advice, sometimes jokes, and were intended to provoke witty conversation at the dinner table as the food was eaten. Leave a Bid Bid in the Room Bid Live OnlineBid on the Telephone, NISHAPUR SLIP-PAINTED CALLIGRAPHIC POTTERY BOWL, kufic, Estimate £1,000-1,500, + fees, Provenance: From the collection of a distinguished British connoisseur; Bonhams Knightsbridge, Islamic Works of Art, 12th April 2000, lot 173. Note: Dishes such as these are associated with the Samanid dynasty, one of the earliest independent kingdoms to break away from the Abbasid Caliphate in Baghdad. These fine ceramics decorated with a wide band of bold kufic inscription on a white ground generally carry maker's names, statements, advice, sometimes jokes, and were intended to provoke witty conversation at the dinner table as the food was eaten. Leave a Bid Bid in the Room Bid Live OnlineBid on the Telephone, Leave a Bid, Leave a Bid Bid in the Room, Bid in the Room, Bid Live Online, Bid on the TelephoneRead more

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An Austrian in Scotland and his artwork at Lyon & Turnbull
Behind a portrait coming up for sale at Lyon & Turnbull, is a tale of war, friendship and how an Austrian-born artist ended up on the shores of Britain.
Highlights of Lyon & Turnbull Asian sales – Crosshall Manor 15/16th June 2015
On Monday 15th and Tuesday 16th June Lyon & Turnbull will be in full swing selling Asian art. They hope to repeat the success of their last sale at Crosshall Manor in St Neots, Cambridgeshire.

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A Chinese hardwood settle,, the panelled back with burr yew veneers centred by circular panel, corresponding lower arms and hessian...
A Chinese hardwood settle,\n\nthe panelled back with burr yew veneers centred by circular panel, corresponding lower arms and hessian seat raised on relief carved and moulded legs and feet joined by stretchers\n102cm wide Lyon & Turnbull
A FRENCH BRASS AND CHAMPLEVE ENAMEL FOUR GLASS MANTEL CLOCK, 20TH CENTURY
A FRENCH BRASS AND CHAMPLEVE ENAMEL FOUR GLASS MANTEL CLOCK\n20TH CENTURY\nthe eight day striking movement with a white Arabic number dial set in a brass and glazed case decorated with foliate champlevé enamel\n18cm wide, 34cm high, 14.5cm deep Lyon & Turnbull
Anderton, Lawrence, The Protestants apologie for the Roman Church. [St. Omer: English College Press], 1608. First edition thus, 4to.,...
Anderton, Lawrence\nThe Protestants apologie for the Roman Church. [St. Omer: English College Press], 1608. First edition thus, 4to., pp. [xxvi] 56 [iv] 57-751 [i.e. 756] [lxxii], woodcut initials and ornaments, contemporary polished calf, joints cracked, small chip at foot of spine, title page a little browned and frayed at outer edge, touching one letter; two small holes to title and subsequent page affecting three letters, small water stain to lower outer blank corner of a couple of prelims, early ownership inscription of Thomas Clark on the title page\n\nNote: STC 3604.5; Milward, Religious Controversies of the Jacobean Age, 514; Lowndes I, p. 262. An expanded version of Brerely's 1604 Apologie of the Roman Church.\n\nBrerely was a pseudonym, and the true author is supposed to be the seminary priest Lawrence Anderton, though the text is sometimes attributed to James Anderton. It represents the beginnings of a new sort of controversial literature that aimed to refute its opponents using his, or his supporters', own words. This work aimed to establish Catholic claims "by the testimonies of the learned Protestants themselves". The original version proved "something of a sensation" on publication and was "frequently praised and imitated\nby subsequent Catholic apologists" (Milward). Lyon & Turnbull
Scottish manuscripts - Gordon of Gordonstoune, Sir Lodovick
Scottish manuscripts - Gordon of Gordonstoune, Sir Lodovick\nThree letters from Joseph Gordon to his father, Sir Lodovick Gordon of Gordonstoune, at Elgin, 22 Jan.- 25 March 1679, two from Paris, one from London, referring to Duke of York, conflict between Charles I and Parliament, attack on Danby, the Popish plot, & activities of France; Patrick Murray, 5th Lord Elibank (1703-1778) to John Johnstone, son of Sir James Johnstone (1697-1772), about the settling of his father's debts, Edinburgh, ?16 Nov. 1768; Ainslie, Sir Robert A.L.S. to John Anstruther, 31 Dec., 1804; Anstruther, John 2 A.L.S. to Sir Robert Ainslie, Edinburgh, 1802-05; Minto, Lady A.L.S. to Col. Drinkwater, 30 Jan. 1808; Lambert, John, Major-General Order from Parliamentary miltary leader that assessors were not to levy from David Lord Cardros (1627-1671) an undue sum, nor that a garrison be put in his house at Cardros, 28 Dec. 1651; and 5 other Scottish ms. and 2 printed documents (14) Lyon & Turnbull
Blooming Prunus
TAO SHOUBO (1902-1997)\nBLOOMING PRUNUS\nink on paper, signed and with three seals of the artist, dated to the sixth month, summer, of dingwei year (1967), dedicated to Tseng En Po, mounted and framed\n33cm high, 52cm wide (excluding frame) Lyon & Turnbull

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Edinburgh Saleroom
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Edinburgh
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