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London Art Week launches salon-style events for second edition to reach new audience

20 August 2018

The second winter edition of London Art Week, a biannual festival that celebrates galleries and auction houses around Mayfair and St James’s, features a series of new salon-style events.

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They said what!? The week (August 13-19) in quotes from the art and antiques market

19 August 2018

“At that moment, the urge to buy some of his work was born…” In this edition of our weekly roundup of art and antiques quotes, a collector recalls his beginnings as he prepares to sell. Also, experts give their opinions on modern British paintings and an important Chinese vase comes to auction.

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Large single-owner collection of modern Moorcroft pottery goes under the hammer in Suffolk

18 August 2018

More than 200 lots of Moorcroft pottery, many of them sourced from a single-owner collection, are up for sale at the Suffolk auction house Lacy Scott & Knight next month.

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Why reclining Morris armchair proved a £7600 Victorian seat of power

17 August 2018

A Morris & Co adjustable armchair brought strong competition at a recent auction in Cumbria. In largely original condition despite some obvious signs of wear and tear, it was taken to 10 times its estimate at PFK Auctioneers before it was knocked down at £7600.

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Stolen 12th century bronze returned to India after spotted at London antiques fair

17 August 2018

A 12th-century Chola bronze, stolen from a museum in India nearly 60 years ago, has been returned to the country after it was discovered at a London antiques fair earlier this year.

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Rossetti the salesman – unrecorded letters from Pre-Raphaelite patron’s collection discovered in house clearance

17 August 2018

A large cache of letters from Victorian artists including founder member of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood Dante Gabriel Rossetti (1828-1882) have been consigned to Shropshire auctioneers Trevanion & Dean.

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Simon Berti steps down as ATG’s chairman of Art & Antiques

17 August 2018

Simon Berti, chairman of the Art & Antiques division at Antiques Trade Gazette parent Auction Technology Group, has announced that he is stepping down from his role after 20 years “to explore life beyond auctions”.