December 30th, 2015
I have had the rare opportunity of buying some wonderful miniatures from estate sales and collections that have been down sized recently.
There comes a time in the life of a miniature collection when their owners are down sizing their full scale home and the space for their miniatures is reduced too, resulting in the sale of some pieces to accommodate.
Others find their owner has passed away and it is the task of the family to find new homes for the collection.
This is an opportunity for miniatures made by artisans no longer around or rare pieces to surface onto the market for others to enjoy.
As a relative ‘newbie’ to the world of miniatures (the last 10 years), there are makers’ names I don’t recognise but I can see from the quality of their work were well respected in their lifetime. People like Roy Sherwood, Jane Newman, James Parker, Terry Curran and Denise Woods.
Other pieces do not bare any maker’s marks, which is a shame because the quality of workmanship is beautiful. They can stand their ground as an incredible miniature because of their scale, detail and craftsmanship but it would be great to attribute a maker to them.
Here is a glimpse of some of those finds in my ‘Estate sale and Down sizing pieces‘ section.
If you have a collection you are considering selling I would be delighted to talk with you.
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