Latest News Articles by Laura Chesters

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‘Outstanding’ maiolica medicine jar bought by British Museum in tax arrangement with dealer Sam Fogg

28 February 2020

A sixteenth century double-handled maiolica albarello, bought by Mayfair dealer Sam Fogg in 2014, has been acquired by the British Museum.

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Coronavirus: Sotheby’s latest to change Hong Kong auction schedule

25 February 2020

Sotheby’s has moved its Modern Art evening sale and Contemporary Art evening and day auction to New York from Hong Kong following the spread of coronavirus.

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Interior designers and auction houses team up for spring sales

25 February 2020

This spring auction houses Dreweatts and Fellows plan events with interior decorators and designers Sibyl Colefax & John Fowler, Caroline Percy and architectural historian Oliver Gerrish.

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The Box catches the Martinware crab

24 February 2020

The Box, a museum, gallery and archive set to open in Plymouth in May, has acquired a ‘colossal and extraordinary grotesque grinning crab’ by the Martin Brothers.

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Art After Hours - charity event launches at new The Open Art Fair

21 February 2020

The Open Art Fair taking place next month at Duke of York Square in Chelsea will host a Next Generation party to raise money for charity.

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New faces and organisations - the latest Movers and Shakers across the art and antiques market

20 February 2020

An update from across the world of art and antiques including at Lyon & Turnbull , Sotheby’s France and Catherine Southon.

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Record-breaking Martin Brothers grinning crab saved for nation heads to Plymouth after export block

19 February 2020

A new museum in Plymouth has acquired a ‘colossal and extraordinary grotesque grinning crab’ by the Martin Brothers after fundraising to keep the sculpture in the UK.

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Coronavirus: more Asian art sales shelved as Bonhams and Sotheby’s postpone auctions

17 February 2020

Bonhams and Sotheby’s have joined Christie’s in postponing their March New York Asian art auctions due to the spread of coronavirus.

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Girling and Oliver to leave Bonhams after reshuffle

17 February 2020

Bonhams has made a number of personnel changes this month as global CEO Matthew Girling departs.

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From a Mission Impossible-style jewellery break-in to a missing silver sculpture – the latest round up of thefts across the art and antiques sector

17 February 2020

The art and antiques trade have been called upon to help locate missing items after a series of incidents.

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Moseley Antiques Emporium closes after a quarter of a century

17 February 2020

Moseley Antiques Emporium south of Birmingham city centre is closing after more than 25 years in business.

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Bonhams and Sotheby's latest to reschedule Asian art auctions after spread of coronavirus

11 February 2020

Bonhams and Sotheby's have postponed Asian art auctions during New York’s Asia Week until June.

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Bonhams' CEO Matthew Girling to leave auction house

11 February 2020

Matthew Girling, Bonhams’ global CEO, is to step down from the role he has held since 2015 and will leave the company.

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New faces at TEFAF and Phillips plus a new home for Abacus Auctions

11 February 2020

An update from across the world of art and antiques in ATG’s latest Movers and Shakers.

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Cultural heritage trafficking is in decline, says dealer association report

10 February 2020

The reported trafficking of cultural heritage objects is small and in decline, according to analysis by the IADAA (International Association of Dealers in Ancient Art).

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Lalique panels from luxury train steam into auction after Thomas Cook demise

10 February 2020

Three Lalique glass panels designed for the dining car of the Côte d’Azur Pullman Express train in 1928 will be offered at auction next week. The Joint Special Managers of Thomas Cook Group are the vendors.

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Assay office books hit the high-quality mark

10 February 2020

A remarkable collection of books from The Birmingham Assay Office Library will be offered at Forum Auctions in London on March 26.

Events disrupted by coronavirus alert

10 February 2020

The outbreak and spread of the coronavirus has forced art fairs and auctions to postpone and cancel in light of the increasing seriousness of the situation.

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Shackleton expedition sledge and flag blocked from export

08 February 2020

A sledge and flag that were taken on Sir Ernest Shackleton’s 1907-09 British Antarctic Expedition have been temporarily blocked from export in the hope of finding a UK buyer.

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Guidance for anti-money laundering regulation published

07 February 2020

The anti-money laundering guidance for Art Market Participants (AMPs) has finally been published.