Inside the latest Antique Collecting magazine

In the latest issue of Antique Collecting magazine subscribe now to get it each month – we look at the unsung work of an artist with a more celebrated sibling, put the kettle on an explore the history of teapots, and meet a collector of Jack-the-Ripper newspapers stories.

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Steeped in History: No other piece of tableware has had the sane effect on the British ceramics industry as the humble teapot. Antique Collecting reports on 200 years of the iconic vessel

An antique willow-pattern teapot

Brothers in Arms: The light of then artist Gilbert Spencer, sibling of the more famous Stanley, is set to shine more brightly in the wake of a new exhibition of his war-time work and a new biography

A painting of soldiers and sheep in a field by Gilbert Spencer

Sofa so Good: Today’s collectors can learn much from furniture manuals of yesteryear, writes Professor Mark Westgarth curator of a new exhibition on early pattern books

Illustrations of antique sofas

Why I Collect: How author and historian Tony McMahon’s 19th-century collection of newspapers on Jack the Ripper informed his new and compelling theory on the identity of the notorious killer

Author and historian Tony McMahon

Also inside this month’s issue:

Lots of Love: Bargain Hunt star and auctioneer Irita Marriott delves into the history of Indian Kutch silver – increasingly popular with collectors

Marc My Words: The Antiques Roadshow expert and dapper dresser Marc Allum reports from the oh-so stylish Savile Row Concours

In the Knowles: Decorative arts specialist Eric Knowles uncovers a treasure trove of country estate clothing, including an aristocrat’s coronation robe

Lots to Talk About: Catherine Southon unveils a work by the South African artist Vladimir Tretchikoff, the artist best known for his ubiquitous painting, Chinese Girl