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Friends Auction

April 05, 2011

Friday 15 April

The Friends of the Holburne Museum are holding an auction of antiques and collectables as part of their fundraising for the Museum’s redevelopment scheme.

Friends Auction items

The Friends are committed raising £200,000 and their contribution will be used towards the new displays telling the story of Sir William and his collection. Given Sir William’s interest in pictures and the decorative arts, an auction of antiques and collectables seemed an appropriate fund raising event.

Included in the sale will be interesting pieces of Bristol glass, pottery by Bernard Leach, prints of Bath and a splendid view of Great Pulteney Street and the Holburne Museum by the Bath artist Peter Brown. There are also items of silver and silver-gilt including spoons from William Beckford’s collection.

Sidney Blackmore, the chairman of the Friends, who is organising the event said, “I have been overwhelmed by the generosity of members in offering items for the sale including a portrait miniature by the Bath artist Charles Jagger who painted the Museum’s founder. The auction should have something for everyone, from small pieces of glass, silver and porcelain, interesting textiles – including a splendid group of evening bags – to modern studio glass. Several artist members have donated their own works.”

The auction will be at the Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institution, 16 Queen Square on Friday 15 April at 6.30pm, with viewing from noon that day.

If you are interested in becoming a Friend of the Holburne Museum, or would like further information about the auction contact Sidney Blackmore Tel

Published on: 05/04/2011