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We have been instrumental in selling Contemporary Objects to museum collections in the UK and abroad. These sales are often made with the generous assistance of The Art Fund; a process we understand and are happy to provide curatorial and financial information. Please contact us if you are a museum professional, or are responsible for a collection.

We are proud to have sold many Paintings and Contemporary objects to a formidable selection of museums and public collections.

  • Aberdeen: Aberdeen Art Gallery and Museums
  • Aberystwyth: University of Wales
  • Belfast: Arts Council of Northern Ireland
  • Cambridge: The Fitzwilliam Museum
  • Cardiff: The National Museum and Gallery of Wales
  • Dundee: The McManus Art Gallery and Museum
  • Dumfries: Gracefield Arts Centre
  • Dunfermline: Carnegie Trust
  • Edinburgh: City Arts Centre; Edinburgh College of Art; Heriot-Watt University; National Museums of Scotland; Queen Margaret College; Royal Edinburgh Hospital; Scottish Arts Council; Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art; Scottish National Portrait Gallery; Edinburgh University; The Watson Trust
  • Glasgow: Art Gallery and Museums; Collins Art Gallery; Glasgow University; Lillie Art Gallery
  • Kendal: Abbot Hall Art Gallery
  • Kettering: Museum and Art Gallery
  • Kirkcaldy: Museums and Art Gallery
  • London: Crafts Council; National Portrait Gallery; The Contemporary Arts Society; The Tate Gallery; Victoria and Albert Museum
  • Manchester: City Art Gallery; Whitworth Art Gallery
  • Middlesborough: Institute of Modern Art
  • Newcastle: Laing Art Gallery and Museum
  • Oxford: St Anne’s College
  • Paisley: Museum and Art Galleries
  • Perth: Museum and Art Gallery
  • Reading: Museum and Art Galleries
  • St Andrews: The University
  • Sheffield: Museums; Sheffield Graves Art Gallery
  • Stirling: The University
  • Ulster: National Museums Northern Ireland; Ulster Museum
  • York: The University
  • Australia: National Gallery of Art, Sydney; National Museum of Victoria, Melbourne
  • Canada: Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto
  • Germany: Kunstmuseum Dusseldorf
  • Holland: Ridderkerk District Council
  • New Zealand: Public Art Gallery, Dunedin
  • United States: Art Museum of Santa Barbara, California
  • Seni Vase View details
    Seni Vase
    Hiroshi Suzuki

    Seni Vase

    2018
    hammer raised and chased fine silver 999
    H:4.5cm W:4cm
    Purchased by The Pearson Silver Collection, October 2018
  • Sinew Miniature Vase View details
    Sinew Miniature Vase

    Sinew Miniature Vase

    2018
    H:7cm W:6cm D:6cm
    Purchased by The Pearson Silver Collection, December 2018
  • Purple Dream Ringset (10 part) View details
    Purple Dream Ringset (10 part)
    Wendy Ramshaw

    Purple Dream Ringset (10 part)

    c.2006
    18ct white gold with amethyst, lolite, on delrin stand with inlaid coloured bands
    Acquired by National Museums NI, for the Ulster Museum Collection
  • Amaru Necklace View details
    Amaru Necklace
    Emmeline Hastings

    Amaru Necklace

    2017
    black acrylic, oxidised silver, 18ct yellow, rose and white gold
    L:41cm
    Acquired by National Museums NI, for the Ulster Museum Collection
  • Triangle Plate View details
    Triangle Plate
    Tsubusa Kato

    Triangle Plate

    2015
    Porcelain and celadon glaze
    H:13cm W:32.5cm D:25.5cm
    Acquired by National Museums Scotland, December 2017
  • Scott’s Cumbrian Blue(s), Fukushima No. 8 View details
    Scott’s Cumbrian Blue(s), Fukushima No. 8
    Paul Scott

    Scott’s Cumbrian Blue(s), Fukushima No. 8

    2016
    in-glaze decal collage with Kintsugi type repair on broken and re-assembled Double Phoenix Willow platter, by Nikko, Japan c.1966 with brass pins, gold leaf, tile cement and epoxy resin. Last Kintsugi
    H:30cm W:41cm
    Acquired by Aberystwyth University Gallery & Museum, 2017
  • The Ash Beaker View details
    The Ash Beaker
    Grant McCaig (Silversmithing)

    The Ash Beaker

    2015
    One of two silver beakers jointly commissioned by The Scottish Gallery, Bonhams and Hamilton & Inches. Designed by Grant McCaig and handcrafted by Hamilton & Inches' silversmiths.
    Acquired by National Museums Scotland, May 2017
  • The Beauty of Rain I View details
    The Beauty of Rain I
    Michael Lloyd

    The Beauty of Rain I

    2016
    Hand raised and chased Britannia silver with gilt interior
    H:13.5cm D:14.5cm
    Purchased by Glasgow Museums, November 2016
  • The Beauty of Rain II View details
    The Beauty of Rain II
    Michael Lloyd

    The Beauty of Rain II

    2016
    Hand chased and raised Britannia silver
    H:15cm W:31.5cm
    Purchased by The Pearson Silver Collection, August 2016
  • Paper Necklace View details
    Paper Necklace
    Nel Linssen

    Paper Necklace

    2015
    Reinforced paper and elastic thread
    L:60cm
    Purchased by Aberdeen Art Gallery and Museums, August 2016
  • Scott’s Cumbrian Blue(s), Cow in a Meadow After Damien Hirst View details
    Scott’s Cumbrian Blue(s), Cow in a Meadow After Damien Hirst
    Paul Scott

    Scott’s Cumbrian Blue(s), Cow in a Meadow After Damien Hirst

    2014
    assemblage, in-glaze decal and gold on Bernardaud porcelain platter with sliced cow creamer c.1850
    Purchased by the National Museums Scotland, August 2016
    Photograph: William Van Esland
  • The Enemy Within - Catchphrase Beaker View details
    The Enemy Within - Catchphrase Beaker
    Malcolm Appleby

    The Enemy Within - Catchphrase Beaker

    Engraved Britannia silver, part gilt
    H:5cm W:6.5cm
    Purchased by The Pearson Silver Collection, January 2016
  • Hammer raised silver vessel View details
    Hammer raised silver vessel
    William Kirk

    Hammer raised silver vessel

    2003
    H:7.5cm W:14.2cm
    Purchased by The Pearson Silver Collection
  • 'The Last of The Silver Darlings' View details
    'The Last of The Silver Darlings'
    James Maskrey

    'The Last of The Silver Darlings'

    2014
    Free-blown glass jar and lid with canemara and incalmo technique, hot sculpted fish and finial
    H:49cm D:25cm
    Gifted to National Museums Scotland, October 2015
    Photograph: David Williams
  • Windturbines with Vindsäter Tree View details
    Windturbines with Vindsäter Tree
    Paul Scott

    Windturbines with Vindsäter Tree

    2013
    In-glaze screen-print decal collage on old enamel plate
    H:25.5cm W:25.5cm D:1.5cm
    Purchased by Bury Art Museum & Sculpture Centre with the financial assistance of the Contemporary Art Society, February 2015
  • Wallendorf Porcelain Tile with 4 Porcelain Summer Tree 'Shots' View details
    Wallendorf Porcelain Tile with 4 Porcelain Summer Tree 'Shots'
    Paul Scott

    Wallendorf Porcelain Tile with 4 Porcelain Summer Tree 'Shots'

    Porcelain, in-glaze decals and gold lustre
    H:7.5cm W:25cm D:20cm
    Purchased by Bury Art Museum & Sculpture Centre with the financial assistance of the Contemporary Art Society, February 2015
  • Adam and Eve with Eyes View details
    Adam and Eve with Eyes
    Stephen Bird

    Adam and Eve with Eyes

    2013
    clay, pigment, glaze
    H:35cm W:43cm
    Acquired by the National Museums of Northern Ireland, August 2013
  • Reticello Urn View details
    Reticello Urn
    Dante Marioni

    Reticello Urn

    2010
    Blown glass
    H:73cm W:28cm
    Purchased by The National Museums Scotland, 2014
  • Collection of Faceted Boxes View details
    Collection of Faceted Boxes
    Andrea Walsh

    Collection of Faceted Boxes

    2009-2013
    fine bone china and glass
    L:34cm
    Purchased by National Museums Scotland, April 2014
    Photograph: Shannon Tofts
  • Scatter Brooch View details
    Scatter Brooch

    Scatter Brooch

    2013
    silver, ceramic, vitreous enamel, steel pin
    W:7.5cm D:1.5cm
    Purchased by National Museums Scotland, April 2014
  • Slanted Red Sand Bowl View details
    Slanted Red Sand Bowl
    Adi Toch

    Slanted Red Sand Bowl

    2013
    Britannia silver, red sand
    H:7cm W:14cm
    Purchased by National Museums Scotland, April 2014
  • Two semi circular silver containers on gilded slate View details
    Two semi circular silver containers on gilded slate
    William Kirk

    Two semi circular silver containers on gilded slate

    2013
    base dimensions 20 l 10 w x 2 d cms, Beaker dimensions 9 h x 4.1 d x 6.5 w cms
    Purchased for The Pearson Silver Collection, June 2013
  • The Walter Scott Prize View details
    The Walter Scott Prize
    Colin Reid

    The Walter Scott Prize

    2012-2013
    kilncast glass
    The Walter Scott Prize for historical fiction, commissioned by the Duke and Duchess of Buccleuch.
  • Scott's Cumbrian Blue(s), Ting Tang, Upcycled Slotte Trash View details
    Scott's Cumbrian Blue(s), Ting Tang, Upcycled Slotte Trash
    Paul Scott

    Scott's Cumbrian Blue(s), Ting Tang, Upcycled Slotte Trash

    Suomi Finlandia, Arabia Willow and Gustavsberg Stanbul, set of three platesbowls. Inglaze decals on Caroline Slotte's cut earthenware forms trashed with gold lustre.
    Purchased by the Crafts Council, England, March 2013
  • Foot and Mouth View details
    Foot and Mouth
    Paul Scott

    Foot and Mouth

    2012
    in-glaze decal collage on plate
    Acquired by the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, 2012 (special commission)
  • White Camelia Vase View details
    White Camelia Vase
    Katharine Coleman

    White Camelia Vase

    2011
    emerald green glass overlaid on clear lead crystal
    H:32cm W:9cm
    Purchased by the National Museums of Northern Ireland, March 2013
  • Seascale Pigeon 14 View details
    Seascale Pigeon 14
    Paul Scott

    Seascale Pigeon 14

    Inglaze decal collage and gold lustre on old earthenware platter c.1930, marked Bristol Poutney and Co
    H:33cm W:40cm
    Purchased by the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, December 2012.
  • Ruff Neckpiece View details
    Ruff Neckpiece

    Ruff Neckpiece

    1998
    precious white metal
    H:2.4cm W:2cm
    Price on Application
    Purchased by the National Museums of Scotland, November 2012
  • Hedgerow No:6 View details
    Hedgerow No:6
    Paul Scott

    Hedgerow No:6

    in-glaze decal collage and gold lustre on old earthenware plate c.1930
    H:28cm W:38cm
    Purchased by the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, December 2012.
  • A Willow for Ai Weiwei View details
    A Willow for Ai Weiwei
    Paul Scott

    A Willow for Ai Weiwei

    2011/2012
    Erased, cracked Willow pattern platter, c.1840, with in-glaze decal collaging and gold lustre
    H:26cm W:45.3cm D:5.2cm
    Purchased by the Crafts Council, England, March 2013
    Photograph: William Van Esland
  • Golden Square Brooch View details
    Golden Square Brooch

    Golden Square Brooch

    2012
    silver, enamel, precious yellow metal, steel
    H:5cm W:5cm
    Purchased by the National Museums of Scotland, November 2012
  • Torus in Matrix (red) View details
    Torus in Matrix (red)
    David Watkins

    Torus in Matrix (red)

    2006
    hard anodised aluminium
    Purchased by the National Museums of Scotland 2008
  • Optical Brooch View details
    Optical Brooch
    Andrew Lamb

    Optical Brooch

    2002
    18ct yellow & red gold
    H:4cm W:3.5cm
    Purchased by Aberdeen Art Gallery and Museums, November 2011
  • A Charm of Goldfinches by Paul Preston View details
    A Charm of Goldfinches by Paul Preston
    Paul Preston

    A Charm of Goldfinches by Paul Preston

    2007
    H:5.91cm W:5.1cm D:2.43cm
    Commissioned through The Scottish Gallery for the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, in memory of Oxford Gallery co-founder Valerie Stewart
  • Universe View details
    Universe
    Wendy Ramshaw

    Universe

    2007
    glass
    H:45cm
    Purchased by the National Museums of Scotland
  • Broken China Bowls View details
    Broken China Bowls
    Katharine Coleman

    Broken China Bowls

    glass overlaid on clear lead crystal
    Purchased by the National Museums of Scotland, Edinburgh
  • Installation of vessels in studio View details
    Installation of vessels in studio
    Bodil Manz

    Installation of vessels in studio

    2009
    slipcast porcelain
    Collections including the Victoria and Albert Museum, London; National Museums of Scotland, Edinburgh; Aberystwyth Art Gallery & Museum, Wales
  • The Crown Princess Takes Tea View details
    The Crown Princess Takes Tea
    Katharine Coleman

    The Crown Princess Takes Tea

    2009
    glass overlaid on clear lead crystal
    H:9.5cm
    Purchased through the Art Fund by Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery, 2011
  • La Nuova Religione Madonna View details
    La Nuova Religione Madonna
    Philip Eglin

    La Nuova Religione Madonna

    2009
    H:52cm W:19cm D:13cm
    Purchased by Middlesborough Institute of Modern Art 2009
  • Necklace View details
    Necklace
    Jacqueline Ryan

    Necklace

    18ct gold, vitreous enamel and garnets
    L:78cm
    Purchased by Aberdeen Art Gallery and Museums through The Art Fund at Collect 2009.