Operating since 1826, Lyon & Turnbull is one of the longest-established fine art and antiques auction houses in the United Kingdom. In the 21st century, we combine dedicated personal advice and attention with innovative, thoughtful marketing and a deep understanding of the world of art and antiques to offer an unparalleled auctioneer service.
We hold approximately 45 auctions per annum, including specialist categories such as Scottish paintings, British & European paintings, Asian works of art, jewelry, silver, antiques, books, furniture, and contemporary art and design. For details on the categories of art and antiques we sell, please visit the department's page.
Lyon & Turnbull operates internationally, providing valuation and auction services worldwide, and ensuring our client's works of art and antiques are seen, desired, and purchased by the world’s largest art markets in Europe, America, and Asia.
Modern and vintage wristwatches are one of the fastest growing markets for collectors and investors, and every month we offer a dedicated section, which is hotly contested by bidders from around the world. Leading names in the luxury wristwatch market feature regularly in our sales, including Rolex, Omega, Cartier, Jaeger le Coultre, and Breitling.
Every watch is meticulously cataloged, and extensively photographed, with detailed condition reports for every lot, and is one of the most popular sections in our calendar. Our watch specialist Will Ellin can offer free advice on selling your watches at auction, and reaching a worldwide market.
On April 1, 2023, Fontaine's will present an array of American and European timepieces spanning from the 18th to the 20th century. The auction will feature a rare E. Howard & Co. No. 23 Ninety-Day Astronomical Regulator.
At Fontaine’s Auction Gallery, we have the expert knowledge to provide precise evaluations and auction estimates. For more than five decades, we have been working with people around the world to buy and sell antique furniture, jewelry, fine art, decorative art, and other valuables. With our considerable market knowledge and international experience, we can help you achieve your purchase and sales goals.