Selected Quality Antiques

Tuesday 25th to Thursday 27th November


Important First World War Medal Group
(Part of a Private Collection)
Estimate:  £2,000 – £2,500

Selected Quality Antiques:  Oriental, European & British Ceramics, Glassware, Metalware, Collectables, Silver-plate, Silver, Jewellery, Clocks, Watches, Fine Wines, Ports, Whiskies, Spirits, Table Furniture, Antique Furniture and Rugs 

Catalogue available to view on-line


Wine Sale – Thursday 27th November

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Recent prices include:- single bottles-Ch Haut-Brion 1966 £100; Ch Latour 1995 £240; Moet and Chandon champagne 1980 £110; Ch Margaux 1966 £100; Ch Tertre 1986 £75.

Cases include:- Ch Lynch Bages 1990 £600; Amarone Della Valpolicella 2009 £210; Ch Smith-Haut-Lafitte 1983 £280; Sigalas Rabaud 1990 £270. Ports include:- Fonseca 1977 £75; Sandeman 1963 £55; Taylor’s 1977 £65.

For further information please contact: Martyn Fox



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Country Sale – Every Monday

For over half a Century this traditional Country Sale has been held on the same site each Monday (Tuesdays after a Bank Holiday)

10.00     Garden Produce & Nursery Stock
10.30     Victorian & 20th Century Furniture and Effects
12.30     Motor Vehicle Sale
13.30     Cottage Furniture and Effects with Books

For further information please contact David Gould or visit our website page

Artist’s Resale Rights (Droit de Suite)

Artist’s resale rights (Droit de Suite) in addition to our normal Buyer’s Premium of 17.5% + VAT, a commission of 4% (No VAT) will be payable on resale works of qualifying artists, for a period of up to 70 years after their death, on pictures making over one thousand Euros (payable in Sterling at the rate applicable on the day of the sale); such Lots are marked with an “*”, this will be payable by the purchaser of the picture.

Please refer to Item 8 of our Terms & Conditions for terms and expressions attributed to artists and their works.

Condition Report Service

Keys Fine Art Auctioneers offer a Condition Report Service in advance of our Fine Art Sales and respectfully ask that requests are made at least 48 hours prior to the commencement of the Sale. Although we do our best to reply we regret that late requests are not guaranteed to be met due to the constraints of the sale.

We take great care to ensure that any statements as to attribution, age, date, origin, provenance and condition are reliable and accurate but it should be noted that all such statements are skilled opinions prepared with due care, if provenance (written or historical fact) cannot be produced. However, Keys Fine Art Auctioneers do not guarantee that condition reports, whether included in the catalogue, or given at a later time; cover all aspects of an item(s) condition. All clocks, watches and mechanical items are sold on behalf of vendors by Keys Fine Art Auctioneers strictly on an “As Found” basis.

No guarantee or warranty is issued or given in anyway, either written or verbal and therefore refunds will not be issued on the basis of the Lot not being “in working order”, “incomplete”, or “not in original condition”.

Keys Fine Art Auctioneers would respectfully ask that prospective buyers view Lots in person, wherever issues regarding condition are seen as important to them, satisfying themselves as to the condition, completeness and originality of any Lot on which they intend to bid.

Rare Emerson book wows at auction

A “rare” Victorian book featuring pictures of the Norfolk Broads in the 19th Century has been auctioned for almost triple its guide price.

The compilation of pictures by photographer Peter Henry Emerson was one of just 200 copies and was expected to sell for about £25,000 in September.

But it eventually sold for £66,000 at Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers in Aylsham.

Sarah Prior, book manager, said: “As it kept rising we just thought ‘Wow!’. Life and Landscape on the Norfolk Broads is so rare because the photographer smashed all the original plates once it was published. Ms Prior said: “It’s one of those books that we thought we would never see until this copy appeared. We’re really thrilled.”

The 81-page book, nearly A3 in size, belonged to a lady from Norfolk and had been in her family since it was published in 1887. Each image includes an explanation, written by Emerson and artist Thomas Frederick Goodall.

The copy has been bought by a private collector living in London.

Emerson was born in Cuba in 1856 and moved to England when he was a teenager where he championed a natural approach to photography.