Angling antiques go up for auction

Invest in fishing-themed collectables belonging to the late George Miskin

Image: A George Jones earthenware pate-sur-pate plate after Frederick Schenck (circa 1880). Courtesy of Dreweatts & Bloomsbury

Angling addicts will have the opportunity to pick up rare fishing-themed prints, pictures, porcelain and antiques when a collection of pieces belonging to the late George Miskin goes up for auction at Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions' Donnington Priory saleroom in Berkshire on 12 January.

Miskin, who died last year, was a dedicated angler from childhood and built up a collection of valuable objects that reflect his passion. Many were put up for auction in May 2012, with only the most cherished pieces remaining to be sold posthumously. These include watercolour paintings by Norman Wilkinson and Erskine Nicol (see below), earthenware objects by Robert Lallemant, and examples of British and continental pottery.

Image: ‘Fly Fisher Fishing the River’ by Norman Wilkinson. Courtesy of Dreweatts & Bloomsbury

Image: ‘Fisherman's Knot’ by Erskine Nicol. Courtesy of Dreweatts & Bloomsbury

The Dreweatts & Bloomsbury auction takes place on 12 January at Donnington Priory, Oxford Road, Donnington RG14, with viewings open from 9 to 13 January. Browse the catalogue here.



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