Bellmans | Works of Art Expansion

25 July 2022

Bellman's Works of Art Department has gone from strength to strength following the appointment of two new specialists and their unique expertise.

Bellmans' Works of Art specialists, Pippa Green and Victoria Drummond.

Victoria Drummond has joined Pippa Green in the Works of Art Department at Bellmans. Victoria, specialist and auctioneer, started her career in the art world at Fellows, as a saleroom assistant in 2011, before becoming the Silver Department Administrator and cataloguer. Moving to Christie’s Decorative Arts department in 2014, she worked as sales coordinator for 19th Century Furniture and Objects, Silver and Miniatures. Later she became a Junior Specialist in Silver, Gold Boxes and Objects of Vertu and her job took her to Geneva, Paris and Maastricht. Moving to Surrey in 2017, she left Christie’s and took up the role of Saleroom Manager at Ewbanks, continuing to catalogue and value and also training as an auctioneer.

Pippa Green started her career at Christie's in 1997 as an intern and porter in the Silver department, followed by a brief stint with the Collectors department before starting in the Works of Art and Furniture department. Here she was part of the evolution of these departments into the well-known interiors model. She spent the majority of her time at Christie's at South Ken, where she became Associate Director, but ending her Christie's career at King Street in 2018. She contributed towards a multitude of sales and house sales. Before joining Christie’s, through a bursary, she completed the Christie's Education Post Graduate Diploma Course in 1995/6, interned for several months at the Peggy Guggenheim, Venice, gained a Valuation Diploma in 2005 and in 2007 her MRICS. Since 2017 Pippa has regularly vetted at the Battersea Decorative Arts Fair.

Victoria comments,
'We have some exceptional items consigned within Works of Art in August's forthcoming Interiors auction. We have all fallen for Lot 588, an exceptionally pretty French singing bird cigarette box retailed by Finnigans, New Bond Street, with an estimate of £1,000 to £1,500. Other highlights include Lot 577, a sublime pair of early 20th century Chinese reverse glass portrait paintings with an estimate of £300 - £500, Lot 556, a 19th century French Bronze of the Venus De' Medici estimated at £600 - £900 and Lot 574, an Heirloom Staunton chess set and case purchased from J.G McCarthy and Sons Fine Art Frame with original invoice.'

August's Works of Art section also features an eclectic collection of Hermes silk scarfs, vintage designer bags from Chanel, Cartier, Hermes, Louis Vuitton, Charles Jourdan and Gucci as well as a Military trunk, uniform and ephemera belonging to Major Henry T. Lawden M.C., Royal Scots Fusiliers.

Works of Art starts at 10am, Wednesday 3 August, West Sussex and is also open online to browse and bid here.

Bellmans wishes Victoria and Pippa all the best in their new roles with exciting times ahead.