Five centuries under the hammer

Lawrence’s Ceramics and Decorative Arts auction comprise items from across the globe spanning many centuries of production. In their recent sale, over five centuries of worldwide skill went under the hammer and prices were buoyant. The Oriental ceramics included a Chinese famille rose bowl and cover (£2440) and a Cantonese enamel plaque of seated European…

Toss your way to victory

Pancake Day (Tuesday 17 February) will see the cobbled area of Church Street in Christchurch transformed into a race track as chefs, business people and local celebrities grab their frying pans and toss their way to victory in pancake races. The Christchurch Food Festival is holding the pancake races on Shrove Tuesday in front of…