Latest News Articles by Gabriel Berner

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Gibson offers Asian auction

08 November 2021

Fashioned into a recumbent billy goat or deer, this diminutive Qing dynasty rhinoceros horn carving goes under the hammer in the inaugural live auction of Asian art from St James’s dealer Alastair Gibson of Gibson Antiques.

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Peake performance: the master carver recognised

08 November 2021

Great-granddaughter reunited with great-grandfather's work at The Chelsea Antiques Fair

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Auction house earns praise as fair venue

01 November 2021

The Northern Antiques Fair looks set to move permanently from Harrogate following a successful first outing at Tennants auction house complex.

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Auction house Tennants hailed as great northern fair venue

01 November 2021

The Northern Antiques Fair looks set to move permanently from Harrogate following a successful first outing at the new venue of the Tennants auction house complex in Leyburn.

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The web shop window: English delft dish from 1701

01 November 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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Dee day for Scone Palace comeback

01 November 2021

After two cancelled fairs due to the pandemic, the biannual Scone Palace Antiques & Fine Art Fair in Scotland is back with a new edition scheduled for November.

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Wartime work showing soldiers in Normandy joins Olympia fair highlights

27 October 2021

A “vanishingly rare” oil by Barnett Freedman (1901-58) showing a newly liberated Normandy town shortly after D-Day is among the star exhibits at the Winter Art & Antiques Fair at Olympia in London.

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5 Questions: Ceramics dealer Andrew Muir

27 October 2021

Andrew Muir bought his first piece of Clarice Cliff – a small and damaged candlestick – for £25 from a pub auction in 1989. Today he is an established dealer in 20th century ceramics and is showing his diverse stock at the latest edition of the Winter Art & Antiques Fair at Olympia (November 2-7).

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The web shop window: 1960s rosewood worktable by Danish architect Finn Juhl

27 October 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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Gallery duo aim to set new sculptor’s reputation in stone

27 October 2021

This autumn, galleries Willoughby Gerrish and Tomasso have joined forces to hold a ‘conversation in stone’ between the Contemporary sculpture of Emily Young (b.1951) and a selection of antique works.

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Sparkes charger generates a buzz at the Pavilions

27 October 2021

This earthenware charger was painted by Catherine Sparkes (1842-1910), a genre, flower painter and illustrator who made a significant contribution to the development of faience pottery at Doulton Lambeth.

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Technical masterpiece that emerged in the Song and Yuan dynasties

18 October 2021

This reticulated Longquan celadon pear-shaped vase is one of the stars in an exhibition at Littleton & Hennessey in Duke Street, London.

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5 Questions: Steve and Kerry Amies of Track 21 Interiors

18 October 2021

Steve and Kerry Amies of Track 21 Interiors trade from fairs and online.

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Take to the flaw: a jade ewer

18 October 2021

Jade ewers such as this one represent cu da ming.

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From print form to three dimensions

18 October 2021

Most likely taken from black and white prints, these porcelain figures of a Jewish man and woman were created c.1740 during the Qianlong period.

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Bronze stands out at Battersea fair

18 October 2021

Top selling items at The Decorative Antiques & Textiles Fair in Battersea included a large bronze sculpture.

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Hare-themed Ming incense burner

18 October 2021

The hare, one of the 12 Chinese zodiac animals, is associated symbolically with longevity and the moon.

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Good times in a boat artwork combines tradition and modernity

18 October 2021

Created with handmade paper, gold leaf and ink, this large work Good Times: Boating Together was made in 2020 by Yao Jui-chung (b.1969).

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Sensitive carving shown on bronze head of Buddha

18 October 2021

This bronze head of Buddha, formerly in a private Belgium collection since the 1970s, is priced at £75,000 from Antwerp gallery Marcel Nies Oriental Art.

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Human body and a horse’s head in harmony

18 October 2021

The Tang dynasty, considered a golden age of reform and cultural advancement in China lasting from 618-907, is the focus of Eskenazi’s exhibition .