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.

Lyon & Turnbull are members of Association of Accredited Auctioneers - AAA combines 20 UK auction houses, with a combined annual turnover of over £200m. Each member auction house has built a reputation for quality and integrity, many over a period of hundreds of years. AAA members are committed to the highest standards of creditability and services to buyers and sellers.

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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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PAIR OF FAMILLE ROSE 'DRAGON AND CLOUD' CHARGERS\nGUANGXU PERIOD\npainted with three five-clawed dragons amidst clouds chasing a flaming pearl, within geometric coloured bands (2)\n40cm diam Lyon & Turnbull
GEORGE IV MAHOGANY AND ROSEWOOD CROSSBANDED LIBRARY TABLE\nCIRCA 1820\nthe rounded rectangular top above a bead moulded frieze, raised on twin reeded supports, united by a turned X-stretcher and ending in acanthus carved sabre legs with foliate cast caps and castors\n136cm wide, 76cm high, 62cm deep Lyon & Turnbull
Livingstone, David, The last journals of David Livingstone... John Murray, 1874. 2 volumes, 8vo, original purple cloth gilt, one map...
Livingstone, David\nThe last journals of David Livingstone... John Murray, 1874. 2 volumes, 8vo, original purple cloth gilt, one map only; Stanley, Henry M. Through the dark continent... Sampson, Low... 1890. 8vo, original green cloth gilt; Davis, N. Ruined cities. John Murray, 1862. 8vo, school prize binding, bookplate; [Greenwood, James] Curiosities of savage life. N.p., n.d. (c..1865?)] 8vo, contemporary black half morocco, colour frontispiece, lacking title-page; Lang, John The land of the golden trade [West Africa]. Caxton Publishing Company, [n.d.] 8vo, original green cloth gilt; sold not subject to return (6) Lyon & Turnbull
A biscuit box, R Stewart (of Glasgow), London 1913, of simple oval outline with reeded rims and hinged cover
A biscuit box\n\nR Stewart (of Glasgow), London 1913, of simple oval outline with reeded rims and hinged cover\n18.5cm wide, 22oz\n\nCondition Disclaimer\nUnder the applicable to the sale of the lot, buyers must satisfy themselves as to each and every aspect of the quality of the lot, including (without limitation) its authorship, attribution, condition, provenance, authenticity, age, suitability and origin. Lots are sold on an 'as is' basis but the actual condition of the lot may not be as good as indicated by its outward appearance. In particular parts may have been replaced or renewed and lots may not be authentic or of satisfactory quality.\n\nAny statement in relation to the lot is merely an expression of opinion of the seller or Lyon & Turnbull and should not be relied upon as an inducement to bid on the lot. Lots are available for inspection prior to the sale and you are strongly advised to examine any lot in which you are interested prior to the sale. Our condition report has not been prepared by a professional conservator, restorer or engineer. Lyon & Turnbull
Night Harbour
JOHN HOUSTON O.B.E., R.S.A., R.S.W., R.G.I. (SCOTTISH 1930-2008)\nNIGHT HARBOUR\nSigned, oil on canvas\n18.5cm x 24cm (7.25in x 9.5in) Lyon & Turnbull

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Edinburgh Saleroom
33 Broughton Place
T: +44 (0)131 557 8844
F: +44 (0)131 557 8668
Glasgow Office and Gallery
182 Bath Street
G2 4HG
T: +44 (0)141 333 1992
F: +44 (0)141 332 8240
London Office and Gallery
78 Pall Mall
T: +44 (0)0207 930 9115
F: +44 (0)0207 930 7274