Latest News Articles by Gabriel Berner

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London fair provides folk art platform via the internet

11 January 2021

Folk art is in the spotlight at the first digital edition of The London Art Fair.

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BADA’s first female chairman looks to virtual world with a human touch

11 January 2021

New BADA chairman feels personal contact is still vital for firms in a Covid-19 environment

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5 Questions: Tom Parry of Chester’s Farm Antiques

11 January 2021

Tom Parry runs Chester’s Farm Antiques in Nottinghamshire and specialises in decorative arts, including ceramics, jewellery and silver.

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Picasso and Hugo partnership platters appear in first UK show

11 January 2021

Though prolific in many mediums, Pablo Picasso created silver platters in only 24 designs throughout his entire career, creating an even smaller number of pieces in gold.

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The web shop window: ornate Renaissance pearl pendant

11 January 2021

Thousands of items are available to buy from dealers online. Here we pick out one that caught our eye this week.

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Tune in to a group of folk zingers

21 December 2020

Simple folk art depictions stuffed full of charm prove highly attractive to buyers at Dreweatts' auction.

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'More affordable' alternatives to the very top names at Roseberys

21 December 2020

An array of affordable alternatives to the blue-chip names in Modern British art generated strong bidding at Roseberys' (25% buyer’s premium) auction.

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Affordable art: Three works sold for under £1600 including a Harry Fidler oil

21 December 2020

Three modestly valued works selling at regional sales including a Harry Fidler oil.

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Venetian works by ‘follower of’ Canaletto make big sums in their own right

19 October 2020

A high-quality veduta of Venice by one of Canaletto’s followers was the runaway star at Chorley’s (22.5/15/12.5/10% buyer’s premium) two-day auction in Gloucestershire.

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Portuguese works pop into Chichester saleroom

19 October 2020

A pair of late oil landscapes by Silva Porto (1850-93), a pioneer of naturalism in Portugal whose works appear rarely outside his home country, drew multiple bids at Chichester saleroom Henry Adams (20% buyer’s premium).

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Affordable art: Three works sold for under £1700 including a Sylvia Gosse street scene

19 October 2020

Three modestly valued works selling at regional sales including a Sylvia Gosse street scene.

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Humbert Craig’s Irish outlook brings benefit to Locke & England

19 October 2020

Irish artist James Humbert Craig’s (1877-1944) passion for the outdoors and landscape painting took him frequently to Donegal, Connemara and the glens of Antrim.

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Affordable art: Three works sold for under £2000 including a Louisa Canziani oil on canvas

28 September 2020

Three modestly valued works selling at regional sales including a Louisa Canziani painting.

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Old Pretender in Scotland at last

28 September 2020

August is traditionally a busy month for Edinburgh saleroom Lyon & Turnbull (25/20% buyer’s premium) and this year was no exception – despite the exceptional circumstances.

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Lenkiewicz turns art into saleroom gold

28 September 2020

Early work by the Plymouth artist portrays himself alongside German alchemist

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Antiquities: The impressive body of bidders at ancient art auctions

14 September 2020

Not just whole figures but parts such as feet and hands are sought after by collectors in the antiquities market, as evident at a vast six-day auction in Essex

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Greek terracotta goddess doubles estimate at Christie's

14 September 2020

This exceptionally preserved Greek terracotta seated goddess retaining much of its stylised red slip decoration emerged as one of the highlights of the summer antiquities sales in London.

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Egyptian bronze falcon sarcophagus emerges in Salisbury auction

14 September 2020

A dozen lots of Greek, Roman and Egyptian artefacts once owned by Ferdinand Mainzer (1871-1943), a German-Jewish gynaecologist turned historical author, will open Woolley & Wallis’ tribal art and antiquities auction in Salisbury on September 22.

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Mosaic fragments ‘from a Roman villa’ sell in Bristol

14 September 2020

Consigned from a private deceased estate, a group of decorative mosaic floor tile fragments took a multi-estimate £2200 at Clevedon Salerooms (22% buyer’s premium) in Bristol.

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Egyptian mask comes to Somerset auction

14 September 2020

This Egyptian polychrome painted wood sarcophagus mask comes from the lid of an anthropoid coffin. These were coffins carved to the outline of the mummy’s body and decorated with the face and wig of the deceased.