Latest News Articles by Noelle McElhatton
Asian Art in London to overhaul awards after authenticity of 'best object' winner questioned19 November 2018
The organisers of Asian Art in London are to abandon the event’s ‘best objects’ award after doubt was cast on the authenticity of one of this year’s winners. The Danish auctioneer which won the award however is standing by the Yuan attribution for the flask after conducting a scientific test.
BADA dinner marks 100 years of standing up for the trade13 November 2018
Nostalgia and future-gazing abounded at BADA’s centenary dinner on Monday November 12, as a wide span of dealer generations celebrated 100 years of the association’s history.
Comment by ATG's editor-at-large05 November 2018
At times, the UK art market can feel London-centric – particularly in a week when the capital plays host to 'Asian Art in London' and the city stakes its place alongside Hong Kong and New York as a world hub for the Asian art market.
Export of piano keys ‘distort ivory statistics’22 October 2018
New figures obtained by the BADA reveal that piano keys represent the vast majority of ivory items exported from the UK in the past three calendar years.
Armada Table sails to €360,000 result22 October 2018
A table created from wood and sculptural elements from a Spanish Armada galleon shipwrecked off Ireland’s west coast 430 years ago has sold for €360,000/£316,800 (plus 20% buyer’s premium + VAT) at auction house Adam’s on October 15.
'Armada Table' makes €360,000, nearly twice top estimate, at Adam's in Ireland16 October 2018
A table created from wood and sculptural elements from a Spanish Armada galleon shipwrecked off Ireland’s west coast 430 years ago, has sold for €360,000 plus 20% + VAT at auction house Adam’s today (Tuesday, October 15).
Change to VAT threshold could hit many dealers15 October 2018
Small dealers have expressed their dismay at news that Chancellor Philip Hammond is considering a plan to bring many more businesses into the VAT system by reducing the threshold for paying.
Tighten rules on trade in rhino horn says antiques dealer group BADA08 October 2018
Dealer body BADA have called for a tougher stance in the run-up to wildlife conference.
Ivory ban law not expected until spring 201908 October 2018
Collectors and sellers of antique ivory are being told that the ivory ban is unlikely to become law before spring 2019, a longer lead-time than originally thought.
BBC's decision to axe Flog It! after 17 years is "disappointing," presenters say03 October 2018
The long-running and successful antiques programme Flog It! has been axed as part of the BBC’s 'modernisation' of its daytime schedule, a decision presenters have described as "very sad news" and "disappointing for viewers".
ATG letter: When is the ivory trade ban due to come into force in the UK?01 October 2018
MADAM – Could you please update us on the forthcoming ivory ban: if passed, does it become law that day or will the new rules apply later? Richard Gardiner, Chichester.
Table made of Spanish Armada ship parts up for auction at Adam's in Ireland27 September 2018
A table made of wood and sculptural elements from a Spanish Armada galleon that was shipwrecked off Ireland’s west coast 430 years ago, and described as “one of the most important and earliest pieces of Irish furniture”, is to be offered by auction house Adam’s in October.
Trade lobbying helps win reprieve on US imports of Chinese art and antiques24 September 2018
The art and antiques trade celebrated a victory in the US after the Trump administration dropped plans for an import tax of 25% on art and antiques of Chinese origin.
The connected world of Asian Art21 September 2018
We are often reminded of the global nature of the Asian art trade and the wealth of opportunities for buyers knowledgeable or novice, around the world.
Chinese art and antiques will NOT be subject to President Donald Trump's import tariff18 September 2018
Chinese art and antiques have been spared from the imposition of a new US import tax on Chinese goods, after protests by art market leaders that the move would hurt US-based art and antiques firms and collectors, ATG has learned.
Tributes paid to influential Islamic art dealer Oliver Hoare17 September 2018
Tributes have been paid to Islamic art’s ‘most influential’ dealer Oliver Hoare who has died aged 73 after a battle with cancer.
Islamic art's 'most influential' dealer Oliver Hoare dies at 7311 September 2018
Oliver Hoare, the leading Islamic and Asian art dealer, has died aged 73 after a battle with cancer.
Ivory regulation will be balanced, says Ellis10 September 2018
The UK government will ensure that ivory regulations are balanced and with “appropriate exemptions”, the new minister for arts, heritage and tourism told the Art Business Conference last week.
Round table debate: The price is right10 September 2018
In an increasingly complex marketplace, how should auctioneers and dealers charge for their services?
Chinese imperial Yongzheng dish fetches top estimate £100,000 at Hansons London08 September 2018
Hansons has sold an imperial blue and white Chinese Yongzheng dish for £100,000 in London – 12 months after the Derbyshire-based auction house sold a similar dish.