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Appeal to trade to help find bronze statue stolen from Bedfordshire church

26 June 2019

A bronze statue of St Michael the Archangel that had previously been taken 19 years ago has been stolen again from its place at the top of a war memorial in the churchyard of St John the Baptist Church in Eversholt, Bedfordshire.

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Gandhi bronze valued on Antiques Roadshow by Philip Mould to be sold at auction next month

23 May 2019

A maquette for the famous statue of Mahatma Gandhi in London’s Tavistock Square that was valued at around £20,000 on BBC’s Antiques Roadshow will come up for sale next month.

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Call for help to recover pictures and sculptures stolen from Leicestershire home

03 May 2019

Pictures by contemporary artists Howard Hodgkin, Sir Peter Blake and Gilbert & George and sculptures by William Turnbull have been stolen from a home in Leicestershire.

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Hit and hiss: Triqueti Cleopatra in ivory takes £22,000

04 March 2019

Following the fall of Louis-Philippe in the 1848 revolution, the French royal sculptor Henri Joseph Francois, Baron de Triqueti (1804-74) was obliged to cast his net further afield for new patrons.

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From Ancient to Renaissance: Five top sculptures from London’s auction series including an early Roman statue of a poet

12 December 2018

The London auction calendar in early December offered a busy schedule of antiquities, sculpture and works of art sales running side-by-side with the Old Master series. Overall the sales were relatively well-received with improved selling rates on previous years. Here we select five highlights from the series.

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London show offers vintage photos of works from Rodin's studio

23 July 2018

Collaboration between photography and sculpture specialists is both the theme and the method behind Huxley-Parlour’s exhibition 'Auguste Rodin: The Photographs'.

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‘Dresden Mars’ returns to Saxony instead of auction at Sotheby’s

03 July 2018

The bronze figure known as the ‘Dresden Mars’ is returning home after the Dresden State Art Collections agreed to buy the artwork ahead of a planned auction tomorrow.

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Bronze sculptures from the court of the Sun King come to auction at Christie’s

18 April 2018

Two bronze sculptures from the court of the ‘Sun King’ Louis XIV of France estimated to fetch £15m are to go on tour ahead of a sale at Christie’s this summer.

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Trade asked to be vigilant after huge peacock sculpture stolen

24 August 2017

A 6ft high peacock sculpture by artist Geoffrey Dashwood has been stolen from a garden in the New Forest.

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Sculptures hard to figure out in Cumbrian auction

26 June 2017

Standing by the stairs of a modest Cumbrian seaside home, a pair of 19th century treen figures dominated the sale, both physically and in price terms, at 1818 Auctions (20% buyer’s premium inc VAT) at Milnthorpe on June 6.

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Thornycroft’s thoughtful but flash Gordon sculpture

19 June 2017

Led by the 17th century Goan hardwood, ivory and bone tabernacle which took a 100-times-estimate £36,000 from a European bidder (see Pick of the Week, ATG No 2294), a recent sale at Chiswick Auctions (22% buyer's premium) also included a tribute to a quintessential Victorian imperial hero – General Gordon.

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Previews: £30,000 plus

05 June 2017

ATG’s weekly selection of items on sale at auctions and dealerships.

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Sotheby’s shapes global sculpture department with promotions

05 May 2017

Sotheby’s has bolstered its sculpture department by promoting Alexander Kader and Margaret Schwartz.

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Christie’s creates pop-up summer sculpture park in St James’s Square

03 May 2017

An outdoor sculpture garden will be unveiled in London’s St James’s Square later this month to promote Christie’s June auctions.

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Tomasso Brothers Fine Art to open gallery during London Art Week

02 May 2017

Sculpture specialist Tomasso Brothers is set to open a new London gallery this summer.

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Stair Sainty's ‘true’ Degas dancer discovery

10 April 2017

Two versions of Edgar Degas’ (1834-1917) statue of Petite Danseuse de Quatorze Ans exist. The traditionally recognised example, one bronze of which stands in the Tate Modern, was the only one known for many years and is a posthumous cast of Degas’ wax sculpture.

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Rodin turns heads in Paris and Pau

05 April 2017

With this year marking the centenary of the sculptor’s death, Auguste Rodin is much in the news. While the Grand Palais in Paris is marking the event with a major exhibition, Fraysse et Associés sold a 2ft 1in (64cm) high lifetime cast bronze figural group for €1.55m (£1.35m) at Drouot on March 22.

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Copy of Churchill and Roosevelt ‘Allies' bench sculpture sold to Lake District hotel

28 March 2017

A copy of London tourist favourite, the bronze bench sculpture of Sir Winston Churchill and Franklin D Roosevelt between Old and New Bond Streets, has been sold to a Lake District hotel.

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Phillips migrate Martinware to New York while Greenslade’s gourds surface at Salisbury auction

29 October 2015

Two single-owner collections of Martinware – each exceptional in their own way – will appear for sale on either side of the Atlantic this autumn.

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Hepworth’s Orkney sculpture heads to its ‘natural home’

26 October 2015

A small Dame Barbara Hepworth (1903-1975) sculpture bought at a Christie’s auction by The Pier Arts Centre in Orkney has now gone on display.