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Scottish festival showcases sparkling array of jewellery

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Exquisite hand-made work by over 50 established and emerging makers will be on show at Scotland’s annual Elements Festival of Jewellery, Silver and Gold.Organised as a partnership between The Incorporation of Goldsmiths of the...

Elements – Selling fair of gold, silver and jewellery next week

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From 8 to 10 November 2019 there is a selling fair, exhibition and events all centred on gold, silver and jewellery at Lyon & Turnbull on Broughton Place. The event, organised by The Incorporation...

Lyon & Turnbull at Marchmont House for Conversations In Wood

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Eighteen artists and makers are taking part in the first of a new series of events at Marchmont House to promote Scottish creativity.Conversations in Wood @ Marchmont House, from 3-5 August 2019, features leading names...

Two Mackintosh chairs sold in Edinburgh for high prices

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We visited Lyon & Turnbull last week to look at the two very rare Mackintosh chairs which had been designed for Miss Cranston's tearoom.With an impeccable provenenance these two oak chairs sold today for...
Charles Rennie Mackintosh chair made of oak

Two Mackintosh chairs at auction next week in Edinburgh

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Two chairs will be auctioned next week in Edinburgh and are each expected to fetch between £30-50,000 each.They were made for Miss Cranston's Tea Room in Glasgow and designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh. This...

Elements 4 – jewellery exhibition and sale 19-21 October

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At Lyon & Turnbull's auction house over the next few days there will be an exhibition of gold, silver and jewellery organised by The Incorporation of Goldsmiths of the City of Edinburgh and Lyon & Turnbull...

Lyon & Turnbull – Sale of African & Oceanic Art in Edinburgh on Wednesday

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Lyon & Turnbull are hosting their first African and Oceanic Art auction this week on 21 March 2018.This sale will include the African Art collection of John Rendall, the Australian who became famous after...

Elements 3 – Jewellery festival where you can meet the makers

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From 2 to 5 November Elements 3 A Festival of Jewellery, Silver and Gold will bring more than 50 of the UK's most skilled makers together. There is a fair, jewellery making demonstrations and...

Reeves collection sold at Lyon & Turnbull today

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The Reeves Collection of textiles was sold at Lyon & Turnbull's auction house earlier today for £231,600.The renowned collector had amassed textiles all the way through his life from the early days of his...

New director joins the Lyon & Turnbull board

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Dr Bendor Grosvenor the art historian and broadcaster will join the board of auctioneers Lyon & Turnbull as a non-executive director.He is known for discovering lost paintings by Old Master artists like Rubens, Peter...

David Bowie painting sold in Edinburgh

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A self-portrait by the late David Bowie was sold today by Lyon & Turnbull for £22,500, which was seven times the original estimate.The new owner is in films but wished to remain anonymous. He seemed...

News from the sale room – Lyon & Turnbull sell Mackintosh chair for over...

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Lyon & Turnbull sold a ladderback chair designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh for £21,250 at their  of Decorative Arts on November the 11th 2015 in Edinburgh. The chair was made for Miss Cranston's Willow...

Peploe take two

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Iconic Peploe painting of Iona has a second painting of his children on the back Auctioneers at Lyon & Turnbull have a painting by Samuel John Peploe of Iona on the front, whilst on the...

What’s on in Edinburgh this week

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MONDAY 1ST SEPTEMBER 2014Blackwell's Edinburgh presents The Monthly Book Quiz: if you know your Waugh from your Peace and your Meyer from your Heyer, try this monthly quiz.  Teams of up to five can...

What’s On in Edinburgh this week

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MONDAY 11TH AUGUST 2014Phill Jupitus: Sketch Comic.  The National Galleries of Scotland are letting legendary stand-up, poet and roving sketchsmith Phill Jupitus loose in its rooms for three weeks during August.  Each morning Phill...

‘Ming’ Plate sells for record price in Edinburgh

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It was a record breaking day for Lyon & Turnbull yesterday as a Blue & White Ming Style Dragon Charger sold For £427,250An impressive blue and white plate decorated with a five toed blue...

Chinese snuff bottles to be auctioned in Edinburgh

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One of the largest collections of Chinese snuff bottles, valued at £40,000, are to be put on sale at Lyon & Turnbull on 4 June 2014, spanning three centuries the snuff bottles belong to...

Fergusson sculpture kept under his bed to be sold at auction

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 “Eastre, Hymn to the Sun”, a sculpture valued at £12,000-18,000, by Scottish Colourist John Duncan Fergusson, which lay under his bed for three years before he could afford to have it cast, will be...

Rare book sells for double estimated value in Edinburgh

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A rare private and incomplete copy of T. E. Lawrence’s book The Seven Pillars of Wisdom, valued at £20,000 was sold at Lyon & Turnbull today for £42,050 to a private buyer who wishes...

Two Hundred Year Old Imperial Chinese Robe Makes £15,000

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Experts at Lyon & Turnbull were stunned when they came across a 200 year old Chinese Imperial Robe in a wardrobe in a house in the Highlands of Scotland. The Imperial Kesi Ground Formal...

Lyon & Turnbull to sell mystery dog today

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 A very unusual stuffed dog called Mavis is to be sold at Lyon & Turnbull, however the breed of the dog has auctioneers baffled. Valued at up to £2-3,000, the dog is to be...

Napoleon’s Table to be sold by Edinburgh auctioneers

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A table once used by the Emperor Napoleon valued at £300 will be sold at auction by Lyon & Turnbull in their Fine Antique Sale Edinburgh next week on 26 June 2013. The regency mahogany...

First Edition of The Great Gatsby sold today in Edinburgh

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Auctioneers at Lyon & Turnbull today sold a first edition of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s Great Gatsby for £1875, on the eve of the premiere of the new film starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Carey Mulligan....

Lyon & Turnbull sell rare Imperial Glassware

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Rare Collection of Russian Glassware From Exiled Member of the Russian Imperial Royal Family Makes £48,000 at auction.A large collection of 19th century Russian Imperial Glassware belonging to Grand Duke Michael Milkhailovich grandson of...

Collective Gallery Auction – 14 March 2013

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In summer 2013, Collective will move from Cockburn Street to the former City Observatory on Calton Hill, Edinburgh. This extraordinary city centre, hilltop location will shape the organisation and its programme in new, distinctive...

Cast of Greyfriars Bobby sold today

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Greyfriars Bobby Sells For £3,100 and is set to return to the Isle of SkyeThe original plaster model of Edinburgh’s famous Greyfriars Bobby, valued at up to £1,000, was sold today at Lyon &...

Lynedoch’s wedding band to be sold in Edinburgh

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Lyon & Turnbull are to sell the 18th century wedding ring of General Thomas Graham, Lord Lynedoch. Valued at £500, the gold wedding band, which belonged to his wife, the Honourable Mary Cathcart, was...

Auction house had record sales this summer

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Lyon & Turnbull Summer Sales Reach Record Total of £2.1 millionThe summer season of sales at Lyon & Turnbull drew to a close last week with a record total of £2.16 million. This included...

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