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Lyon & Turnbull

Invaluable Seller since 2004

Founded in 1826 by Jonathan Lyon, Lyon & Turnbull is the oldest auction house in Scotland, and the largest independent U.K. auction house not based in London. The auction house has grown significantly in recent years, and has been named the fastest growing U.K. auction house, boasting salerooms in Edinburgh, London, and Glasgow. Lyon & Turnbull specializes in fine art, antiques, and jewelry. The auction house is a platinum member of Invaluable.com, and hosted 30 live auctions on the site in 2014. Lyon & Turnbull typically hosts at least 30 auctions each year.

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33 Broughton Place

Edinburgh, United Kingdom

+ 22 more locations

Upcoming Auctions from Lyon & Turnbull (3)

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Silver & Objets de Vertu

March 5, 2024 10:00 AM GMT

Edinburgh, United Kingdom


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Jewellery

March 6, 2024 10:00 AM GMT

Edinburgh, United Kingdom


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Asian Works of Art

March 13, 2024 10:00 AM GMT

Edinburgh, United Kingdom



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About Lyon & Turnbull

Biography

Founded in 1826 by Jonathan Lyon, Lyon & Turnbull is the oldest auction house in Scotland, and the largest independent U.K. auction house not based in London. The auction house has grown significantly in recent years, and has been named the fastest growing U.K. auction house, boasting salerooms in Edinburgh, London, and Glasgow. Lyon & Turnbull specializes in fine art, antiques, and jewelry. The auction house is a platinum member of Invaluable.com, and hosted 30 live auctions on the site in 2014. Lyon & Turnbull typically hosts at least 30 auctions each year.


In its storied history, Lyon & Turnbull famously sold a pair of silk bloomers that belonged to Queen Victoria for $14,940. The auction house also uncovered a valuable previously unrecorded plate from artist Francesco Xanto Avelli in 2011, selling for £391,250. Additionally, Lyon & Turnbull broke records with the more than £4 million sale of the Drambuie art collection.


The auction house's specialties are in fine art, antiques, and jewelry. Departments within Lyon & Turnbull include fine antiques, decorative arts, Asian art, fine paintings and sculpture, Scottish art, silver, and works on paper.


Services & Staff

Lyon & Turnbull offers auction estimate valuations as a complimentary service by email, phone, mail, in person, or at regularly scheduled valuation days. Professional valuation services are also available, offering inheritance tax, capital gains tax, and other tax valuations. Sellers may offer items on auction consignment, or in private sales for single items or collections.


When buying at auction with Lyon & Turnbull, bidders are encouraged to view items online or in person. Condition reports are available, as well as additional images. Upcoming auction schedules are available on the Lyon & Turnbull website. In person, absentee, telephone, and live online bidding with Invaluable.com are available.


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Past Auctions from Lyon & Turnbull

02/22/24

Five Centuries Day 2

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
02/21/24

Five Centuries Day 1

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
02/13/24

The Art Edit

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
02/08/24

Nature Inspired: A Private Collection of Lalique

London, United Kingdom
02/07/24

Rare Books, Manuscripts, Maps & Photographs

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
01/24/24

Scottish Wemyss Ware: The George Bellamy Collection

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
01/11/24

The Ski Sale

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
01/10/24

Contemporary Art // Prints & Multiples

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
12/07/23

Scottish Paintings & Sculpture

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
12/06/23

Jewellery & Watches

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
11/16/23

Five Centuries - Day Two

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
11/15/23

Five Centuries - Day One

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
11/03/23

Fine Asian & Islamic Works of Art ft. Scholar's Aesthetics: Dr Kenneth P. Lawley's Collection

London, United Kingdom
10/27/23

MODERN MADE: Modern & Post War Art, Design & Studio and Contemporary Ceramics & Craft

London, United Kingdom
10/26/23

Avant Garde : Art from 1890 to Now

London, United Kingdom
10/26/23

Lalique

London, United Kingdom
10/25/23

Travel & Vintage Posters

London, United Kingdom
10/18/23

Paintings & Works on Paper

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
10/17/23

Select Jewellery & Watches

London, United Kingdom
10/11/23

DESIGN Since 1860

Edinburgh, United Kingdom