Cameo pair in court charged with fraud

20 January 2014

Two men will appear for trial at Reading Crown Court on February 3 following the investigation into former Midgham-based Cameo Fine Art Auctioneers.

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Lester and French syndicate launch a new fair in Miami for February

20 January 2014

Next month, the fairs frenzy in Florida sees a new arrival on the scene: ‘Miami Art + Design (MA+D)’ from February 14-18 to be held in a new circular waterside pavilion at Bayfront Park in downtown Miami.

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Lowestoft birth tablet takes £7400

15 January 2014

English porcelain birth tablets are unique to Lowestoft – and one of many pieces that give the factory’s wares such a profound sense of time and place.

Asian art and jewellery help boost totals as provincial auctioneers report an upturn

14 January 2014

Optimism permeated the UK’s regional auction market across much of the last year.

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Gold Aureus takes $130,000 at New York sale

13 January 2014

Baldwin’s and their partners began 2014 in style at the ‘New York International Numismatic Convention’.


Church robbers strike again

13 January 2014

A renewed appeal for information has been made after part of a medieval burial stone was stolen in Herefordshire as thieves targeting church monuments seem to have become active again.

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Weapons of choice in the Pacific Islands

10 January 2014

In the islands of the Pacific, where hardwood trees were abundant and iron virtually non-existent until the 19th century, the fighting club was elevated to an art form – made in a wider variety of forms and with more lavish decoration than any other weapon.

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Lights, camera, action – photographica merits special sale

09 January 2014

Cameras and photographic equipment are among the fastest growing categories for Newbury saleroom Special Auction Services.

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Swansea tea caddy makes £9000

09 January 2014

Top price of the day at Peter Francis’ recent sale in Carmarthen was provided by this 4½in (11cm) Swansea creamware tea caddy made in the early years of the Cambrian Pottery.

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Duke’s plan for new town centre rooms

08 January 2014

Dorchester auctioneers Duke’s have unveiled plans for a new saleroom in the heart of the county town.

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£1.3m purchase of unique 15th century survivor

07 January 2014

The British Museum and Wiltshire Museum have bought the Lacock Cup, a silver chalice made in the first half of the 15th century, for £1.3m.

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French Art Deco brooch takes £22,000 in Lymington

06 January 2014

The annual Christmas Present sale held by George Kidner at their saleroom in Lymington included this French Art Deco ruby and diamond-set brooch or jabot pin.

Sellers retain the right to anonymity, rules New York Appeals Court

06 January 2014

The New York Court of Appeals has overturned a decision that could have forced the state’s auctioneers to make public the names of their consignors.

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New book sheds light on the corporate art world

06 January 2014

The usually private world of corporate art collections from around the world will be opened up for the first time thanks to a new book which has taken five years to compile.

Christie’s serve another slice of one-off format

06 January 2014

Having tempted buyers with one-off auctions called The London Sale in September 2012 and Out of the Ordinary in September 2013, Christie’s will continue to use this sale format to offer a tasty selection on January 16.

Rye rooms close

06 January 2014

Rye Auction Galleries, the East Sussex saleroom based in Rock Channel, Rye, have closed down.

Masterpiece’s new sponsor

06 January 2014

Masterpiece London have announced a principal sponsor, RBC Wealth Management, for this year’s fair from June 26 to July 2 at The Royal Hospital Chelsea.

Teeing off with golf in Scotland

06 January 2014

Bonhams are to hold golf memorabilia sales in Scotland starting in June.

Gold’s decade-long boom seems to be over

06 January 2014

A decade of rising gold prices came to an end as 2013 turned into 2014 with a 28% fall over the past 12 months.