Latest News Articles by Noelle McElhatton
Editor’s comment: When the media tanks are on the art market lawn12 March 2018
There tends to be two key narratives about the antiques business of interest to the mainstream media.
ATG's chief executive on purchasing Germany-based portal lot-tissimo: 'Bidders will have more choice'12 March 2018
Auction Technology Group's chief sets out how online consolidation, such as the company's purchase in March of e-commerce portal lot-tissimo, will bring benefits to both buyers and auctioneers...
BADA website revamp will boost dealer and object search focus05 March 2018
The British Antique Dealers’ Association is hoping its new website, which launches this week ahead of the BADA 2018 fair (March 14-20), will propel dealer members and their stock to the top of internet search rankings when buyers are looking for antique objects from dealers.
Axing import VAT is ‘achievable’26 February 2018
BAMF chairman and new chief executive address LAPADA conference
Foreword: the dealer’s tale at TEFAF Maastricht26 February 2018
Glide through the richly carpeted, calm corridors of a TEFAF fair and it’s easy to be oblivious to the frenetic preparations that have led exhibitors to this pivotal moment in their sales calendar.
Fellows boss Stephen Whittaker on auctioneers' challenges including Brexit19 February 2018
Fellows boss Stephen Whittaker on where growth lies despite Brexit and other challenges
BADA to certify ivory ahead of law changes12 February 2018
Antique dealers association BADA is to proceed with its planned certification scheme for objects made from or containing endangered species, ahead of any changes to the law.
With a little help from our friends in the north15 January 2018
Auctioneering is a fiercely competitive business, on the face of it. Behind the scenes, however, there are many examples of salerooms helping each other – from sharing business experiences to providing specialist counsel on objects.
Introduction: 2018 – the year ahead02 January 2018
As 2018 dawns, ATG journalists once again engage in some soothsaying, with the help of industry experts to read the runes.
Charles Hanson: ‘I want to expand across London within a year’30 December 2017
Charles Hanson, the indefatigable Derbyshire auctioneer, is making his first move into the London market, with the launch of Hansons London in January. Here he tells ATG why the time is right for his expansion down south and how he'll differentiate the business from London rivals
Hansons to hold London sales in 201818 December 2017
Derbyshire-based Hansons Auctioneers is opening a London saleroom, with plans to host fine art and antiques auctions once a month from February 2018.
Ex-Tatler boss appointed chief executive of LAPADA04 December 2017
LAPADA has reached outside the art and antiques sector for its new chief executive, appointing the former publishing director of Tatler magazine, Patricia Stevenson.
Editor’s comment: Let’s welcome an industry ‘outsider’04 December 2017
When is parachuting in a leader from outside an industry a good idea?
Editor’s comment: Three things we learnt from the Leonardo da Vinci sale20 November 2017
It’s easy to feel disconnected from the hoopla surrounding Christie’s sale last week of a Leonardo da Vinci for an astronomical $400m.
Seen through a poet’s eyes: iconic spectacles worn by WB Yeats sell for 20 times estimate at Fonsie Mealy’s in Ireland15 November 2017
Spectacles belonging to poet WB Yeats (1865-1939) sold in his native Ireland for €10,000 yesterday (November 14), 20 times their lower estimate, in the second and final auction of the artistic Yeats family’s effects.
Chinese handscroll sells for 10 times estimate at £225,000 setting house record for Chiswick Auctions13 November 2017
A handscroll measuring over thirty metres in length by Qing artist Xu Naigu (1785 – 1835) made £225,000 hammer against an estimate of £15,000-20,000 this morning (November 13) – a house record for the auctioneer.
Read all about it: Catherine Southon saleroom fifth anniversary13 November 2017
In business for 20-plus years, former Sotheby’s auctioneer Catherine Southon, founder of the eponymous auction house and antiques TV presenter, takes nothing for granted.
Asian Art in London gala fills fitting British Museum gallery venue13 November 2017
Celebrating its 20th birthday in the British Museum’s refurbished Sir Joseph Hotung Gallery on November 9, the board of Asian Art in London was clearly proud of its achievements in promoting the city’s Asian art credentials.
And the winner is… find out who won the awards at ‘Asian Art in London’10 November 2017
Two works of art, both fashioned from lacquer but very different in execution, scooped the 2017 ‘Asian Art in London’ awards for dealers and auctioneers.
Not ready for new data protection rules? Government launches hotline to help on GDPR06 November 2017
The government has unveiled a dedicated advice line to help small and micro businesses such as auction houses and dealerships to prepare for new data protection laws coming into force in May 2018.