Don Quixote brooch

Sold for £1,925

Don Quixote brooch

David Smith

Sold for £110

David Smith Estuary Japan

16th century religious carving

Estimate £500 - £800

16th century religious carving

Charles Newington

Estimate £1,500 - £2,000

Charles Newington Blue Cuba 8

Russian aquamarine brooch

Sold for £990

Russian aquamarine brooch

Collection of sewing machines

Sewing machine


About Grand Auctions

Grand Auctions is a Kent auction house situated in Folkestone. We are a specialist auction house dealing in paintings, jewellery, watches, gold and silver, quality glass, ceramics and Asian art. On our staff we have a qualified gemmologist and diamond grader, a published art biographer and a general valuer who spent six years in the valuations department at Christie’s.

Everything we sell is photographed and given global exposure both on our own website and on We run a live online bidding facility during sales and prospective buyers are welcome to view all lots at our premises prior to each auction. View our next auction catalogue here .

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Latest Blog Post

It is a lucky coincidence that we are selling one of Charles Newington’s major paintings at the same time there is a major exhibition of the paintings of Wifredo Lam at the Tate Gallery. Unfortunately the exhibition is at Tate Modern, a building I greatly dislike. Lam, together with Roberto Matta, has been one of the inspirations for Charles’s work throughout his life. Lam was born in Sagua La Grande, Cuba with a Chinese father and a mother of Spanish/African heritage, an interesting mix. He was given money by his home town to attend art school in Madrid. Unknown to many in his later life, Lam studied in detail the work of the Old Masters and developed a career as a portrait painter.

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