Artefacts back to the stone age at Stowmarket auction

Thomas Smythe oil on board expected to fetch �500-�700 ANL-160229-170322001
Thomas Smythe oil on board expected to fetch �500-�700 ANL-160229-170322001
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An auction on Saturday will bring together East Anglian artefacts ranging from a Neolithic stone axe to the work of a sought after Ipswich artist,

Bishop & Miller’s Fine Art auction at their saleroom on Stowmarket’s Charles Industrial Estate includes three paintings from Ipswich artist Thomas Smythe (1825-1906) whose country scenes have been said to capture the spirit of rural England. These paintings are part of a collection and have estimated auction values of £500 to £1,200.

There is also an East Anglian Neolithic Axe Head in the auction at £1,000-£1,500 and a book on the history of the village of Buxhall.

The auctioneers say the book ‘shows a fascinating and local interpretation of the Village’ and is expected to attract an auction price of £30-£50.

Alongside the local lots are some high quality, high end items such as a 6.2 carat diamond ring estimated at £70,000 to £90,000 and a George III longcase clock by Gardner of London estimated at £400 to £600.

The auction takes place on Saturday at with viewing tomorrow and Friday between 9.30am and 4.30pm and Thursday from 9.30am to 7.30pm as well as from 8.30am on the day of the sale.

To find out more about the auction visit for full details on the auction and upcoming valuation days.