Hackney hoard comes up for sale

14 November 2011

MORTON & Eden are to auction a hoard of American gold coins discovered in the garden of an East London home where they were buried in fear of a Nazi invasion.


£8m vase tops London’s Asian sales

14 November 2011

ALL things Asian were in the spotlight in London last week as the capital celebrated Asian Art in London, with a raft of dealers' shows and specialist auctions.


Britain’s best antiques shops – how to get ahead for National Antiques Week

14 November 2011

ARE you the owner of an antiques shop, vintage shop, antiques centre or auction house? Are you keen to be nominated as one of Britain’s best antiques shops? There have been 1900 nominations so far.


Still canvas lifts New York’s Contemporary week

14 November 2011

A SERIES of key consignments at the latest Contemporary art auctions helped lift the mood of the art market in New York.

London Deputy Mayor blasts plans for Burlington Arcade

07 November 2011

LONDON Deputy Mayor Kit Malthouse has written to the leader of Westminster Council condemning the redevelopment proposals for Burlington Arcade.


Klimt steals the show as Imps & Mods wobble

07 November 2011

THE latest Impressionist & Modern art auctions in New York finished much better than they started.


UK auctioneers forge Chinese links via epaiLive

07 November 2011

A NEW live auction platform which will give UK auctioneers direct access to Chinese bidders has been launched in Beijing.


An £82,000 Cheltenham lady

07 November 2011

SETTING a house record at Cotswolds saleroom Tayler & Fletcher and helping them to their highest ever sale total, this small and previously unrecorded portrait by Anders Zorn (1860-1920), fetched £82,000 in Cheltenham.


Royal connections boost Forbes sale in Edinburgh as Victorian art remains soft

07 November 2011

WHILE most reports in the media focused on the record price paid for a pair of Queen Victoria's undergarments, Lyon & Turnbull's sale of works from the Forbes Collection raised the more serious question of the current state of the Victorian art market.


A smallwork collection but perfectly formed

05 November 2011

Gordon Bramah, a descendent of the lock-making dynasty, collected silver smallwork for 28 years.


Pedal power hits heights not seen since Sheikh Saud

05 November 2011

SINCE setting up on his own as Transporter Collectors Auctions eight years ago, Peter Card has enjoyed going by bike rather than car but the high point came on October 21 when a very rare 1869 model sold for a new high at his sale.

Auctioneers face class action over California resale right

31 October 2011

A GROUP of American artists have filed class action lawsuits against Christie’s and Sotheby’s complaining they have violated the 1976 California Resale Royalty Act.


Cistern stays at Temple Newsam after funds secured

31 October 2011

A MASSIVE Queen Anne cistern, which set a new auction high for English silver when it sold for £2.2m in 2010, is now on display at the Tudor mansion Temple Newsam in Leeds after it was acquired for the nation.

Grays hoardings to remain for years

31 October 2011

DEALERS at Grays antiques centre in Central London were left devastated earlier this month at the news that the hoardings for the Crossrail project at Bond Street station are likely to remain in place immediately outside the premises for at least three years.


Velázquez emerges at Bonhams

31 October 2011

IT could have been one of the sleepers of the century had it not been recognised and swiftly withdrawn from a Bonhams Oxford auction.


Carving wings its way to £18,200

31 October 2011

THE final lot of 233 offered at Michael Bowman's latest sale at the Chudleigh Town Hall, Devon was this limewood carving of a goose wing attributed to the Anglo-German artist Sir Hubert von Herkomer (1849-1914).

New hope in the Portobello planning battle

31 October 2011

Planning issues affecting the future of antique trading in Portobello came to a head last week as councillors and their own planning officers fell out at a public meeting in front of dozens of campaigners.


Prints pioneer still generates heat

26 October 2011

Prints by Edward Wadsworth (1889-1949) are not a common sight on the market, but the Yorkshire-born artist who became a leading exponent of Vorticism was a prominent printmaker in the early stage of his career.

Legal costs kill off Andy Warhol Foundation's vetting board

25 October 2011

THE Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts have decided to dissolve the controversial Andy Warhol Art Authentication Board in early 2012.

Partridge set for expansion

25 October 2011

ADAM Partridge auctioneers and valuers are to move their Congleton operation to new premises in Macclesfield.