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No more fairs to be held at Stoneleigh site

03 February 2014

Fair organisers IACF will no longer be running an event at Stoneleigh.

Dadd watercolour – £200 on eBay

03 February 2014

A British collector has reportedly bought a watercolour, ‘A lady with a Minstrel’ from 1874, by the Victorian artist Richard Dadd on eBay for £200.

Where are they now?

03 February 2014

Update on the galleries that had to move due to the Native Land development in Cork Street:

Spanish tax cut to boost art trade

03 February 2014

The Spanish government have cut the tax on sales of works of art by more than half from 21% to 10% as a means of boosting trade.

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Marine picture in Somerset helps to buoy up the start of the season

30 January 2014

The art market in the New Year traditionally gets off to a rather slow start with just a scattering of fairs, dealer shows and auctions taking place in the first half of January.

Hiscox launch self-valuation policy online

30 January 2014

Hiscox have launched what they say is a unique insurance policy allowing collectors to value their own items and sign up online for cover in minutes.

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Art Deco brooch – ‘all good’

30 January 2014

This Art Deco 18ct gold Egyptian Revival gem-set winged scarab brooch with rose-cut diamonds will appear in the Antique & Modern Jewellery sale being held by Fellows of Birmingham.

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Leica camera at Special Auction Services

30 January 2014

The descendants of the original owner, who purchased it new from the maker, Ernst Leitz, are offering this Leica I Anastigmat Camera for sale at Special Auction Services of Newbury.

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Barcelona chairs at Knowle sale

30 January 2014

Knowle Auction Rooms will offer this pair of tan leather Barcelona chairs at their next sale.

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Remarkable Rheads come back into focus at auction in Exeter

30 January 2014

The second tranche of ceramics, paintings, sketches and ephemera produced by various members of the Rhead family of potters was sold at the latest fine art sale held by Bearnes, Hampton & Littlewood in Exeter.

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Danish furniture pulled from sale over CITES

29 January 2014

More than 80 lots of Danish rosewood furniture were withdrawn from Sworder’s January 28 sale of Decorative Art and Design after advice that their sale contravened the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Flora and Fauna.

Record year for sales at Christie’s

29 January 2014

Sales at Christie’s were up 16% for 2013 at £4.5bn ($7.1bn), a record annual total for an auction house.

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18th century Meissen revived via 21st century technology

28 January 2014

The cutting-edge technology of 3D printing is being used to restore a spectacular Meissen table fountain that is to go on public display for the first time in 150 years when the V&A’s new ‘Europe 1600-1800’ galleries open in late 2014.

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Car boot bargain – limited edition glass shell expected to make over £1000

23 January 2014

Duke’s of Dorchester will offer this 9in (23cm) shell made by Lino Tagliapietra (b.1934), a master glass blower in Murano, at auction next month.

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Modern prints offered online

23 January 2014

Pablo Picasso, Marc Chagall, Henri Matisse and Andy Warhol are among the names included in a European vendor’s collection of 74 prints and editions offered at online-only outfit The Auction Room’s next sale.

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Moorcoft collection at Lancashire auction

23 January 2014

Warren & Wignall of Leyland in Lancashire are offering a collection of privately-sourced Moorcoft including Macintyre, Claremont and Moonlit Blue in their upcoming sale.

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Shoe flask from The Deptford Pottery

23 January 2014

This novelty flask in the form of a shoe features in Barbara Kirk’s forthcoming Antiques & Collectors Items Auction in Penzance.

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Art Deco sideboard at specialist design sale

23 January 2014

This Art Deco walnut sideboard accompanied by a dining table is one of around 400 lots of Art Deco, Arts & Crafts and Danish design furniture on sale at Sworders of Stansted Mountfitchet later this month.

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Chance visit leads to link up with top London store Liberty

23 January 2014

You never know just who might wander into your shop without you realising it on an apparently uneventful day.

Dealers’ Diary: Ten Questions with Natalie Smith

23 January 2014

This week’s 10 Questions is with Natalie Smith, owner of Woodbridge Antiques Centre, Suffolk