Chinese art collection for Ashmolean

23 December 2013

The Ashmolean Museum in Oxford has been given an important private collection of modern and contemporary Chinese art.

Cappellazo to leave Christie’s

23 December 2013

Amy Cappellazzo will leave Christie’s after the London auctions in February to pursue her career outside the company.

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Louis XV dish serves up £70,000 in Surrey

23 December 2013

Although missed at the cataloguing stage, this 13½in (35cm) Vincennes dish established a new house record for Wellers of Guildford when it sold at £70,000.

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Eastern promise of Lièvre lots

23 December 2013

When it comes to the market, Edouard Lièvre’s Sino-Japanese furniture is usually a surefire candidate for a big price.

Dispute over calls to sell Bradford artworks

23 December 2013

Bradford Council have come under pressure to auction some of their artworks amid sharp budget cuts.

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The £190,000 Victorian diamond necklace

23 December 2013

A Victorian diamond rivière necklace sold to an anonymous bidder for £190,000 at Duke’s of Dorchester earlier this month.

Percy-Davis to stand down at LAPADA

23 December 2013

LAPADA chief executive Sarah Percy-Davis has announced that she is to step down from her post next year largely because of family commitments.

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New World pewter wreck reveals more secrets in Doncaster

23 December 2013

Wilkinson’s of Doncaster sold 230 pieces of 16th century metalwork from the so-called Pewter Wreck.

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Nevinson sets another record and Tschudi linocut has its debut

19 December 2013

There was a new record for a work on paper by Christopher Richard Wynne Nevinson (1889-1946) at Bloomsbury on December 11.

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House prices are soaring...

19 December 2013

When Gloucestershire auctioneers Chorley’s were asked to sell this early Victorian dolls’ house, the consignment came with a caveat.


Poppy from 1916 is poignant survivor

19 December 2013

Picked from a trench in 1916, a poppy which is thought to be the only surviving example from the First World War sold for £5200 at Duke’s of Dorchester earlier this month.

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Jane Austen portrait sells at Sotheby’s for £135,000

18 December 2013

The portrait of Jane Austen by James Andrews that will appear on the new £10 note in 2017 was offered by Sotheby’s as the star turn of their traditional end-of-year English literature and history sale.

Sotheby’s figures show rising taste for Western art in China

16 December 2013

The importance of China as a source of new clients in the international art market has been highlighted in a business intelligence report made available to ATG by Sotheby’s.

TEFAF Beijing put on hold for now but could return at later date

13 December 2013

Since the idea was first announced in March, news had gone quiet on a possible ‘TEFAF Beijing’, a collaboration between ‘TEFAF Maastricht’ and Sotheby’s Joint Venture in Beijing with GeHua.

Edinburgh raid takes jewellery

13 December 2013

Antique jewellery worth around £40,000 has been taken after a break-in at Shapes auctioneers in Edinburgh.

Murderer of silver dealer given life sentence

13 December 2013

A man has been sentenced to life in prison for the “cold and calculated” killing of a silver dealer.

Sale date set for the stolen Stradivarius

13 December 2013

The Stradivarius violin which was stolen from Euston station in 2010 and recovered earlier this year will be offered at Tarisio auctioneers this month.

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Fragonard is £15.2m top-seller of London’s Old Master series

09 December 2013

The vast collection of the late Dr Gustav Rau provided the top lot of London’s latest series of Old Master auctions as a portrait by Jean-Honoré Fragonard (1732-1806) took a record £15.2m at Bonhams.

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Helping create the legend of the man who never was

09 December 2013

When Major William Martin of the Royal Marines left the submarine HMS Seraph in April 1943 on a top-secret mission he played the main role in one of the most successful and ingenious wartime deceptions ever attempted.

Antique Collectors’ Club hallmarks app launched

09 December 2013

A digital app revised from the best-selling ‘Jackson’s Silver & Gold Marks of England, Scotland and Ireland is now available to download.