Happy New Year 2018 to all our readers

31 December 2017

Antiques Trade Gazette wishes all our readers a very Happy New Year.

Barbara van Beck

Dealers sell rare portrait of bearded woman to Wellcome Collection

31 December 2017

London dealers Agnews and Rafael Valls have jointly sold a 17th century portrait of a woman who suffered from a rare congenital condition to the Wellcome Collection.


Charles Hanson: ‘I want to expand across London within a year’

30 December 2017

Charles Hanson, the indefatigable Derbyshire auctioneer, is making his first move into the London market, with the launch of Hansons London in January. Here he tells ATG why the time is right for his expansion down south and how he'll differentiate the business from London rivals


They said what?! The week (23-30 December) in quotes from the art and antiques world

30 December 2017

In our weekend series, Antiques Trade Gazette brings you a selection of quotes from dealers, auctioneers, collectors and others. For this festive edition it’s clothes that mean cash in the attic and modern British sculpture shines.


A sparkling year: a look back at some of ATG’s top jewellery stories from 2017

29 December 2017

Among the popular stories on this year were those concerning jewellery. From car boot finds to an emperor’s gift, these stories illustrate the power of jewels in the market – and the imagination.


Jade remains popular at auction despite fears of fakes on the market

29 December 2017

Jades popularity within Chinese art remains, although the market has become selective. The quality and colour of the stone is of increasingly importance – and buyers are wary of sophisticated fakes.

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Early coin proof sets prove to be in high demand at London auction

28 December 2017

Judging by the number of coin proof sets that have been issued in Elizabeth II’s reign, they have become very popular with collectors. But these Royal Mint sets date much further back and are now sought-after at auction.


Six snaps of ski scenes from vintage poster sale

28 December 2017

Scottish auction house Lyon & Turnbull has teamed up with former Christie’s vintage poster specialists Nicolette Tomkinson and Sophie Churcher.


Life and work of English designer and illustrator Enid Marx celebrated in monograph and exhibition

27 December 2017

Lund Humphries is publishing the first monograph on the work of Enid Marx (1902-89) to coincide with a non-commercial exhibition at House of Illustration.


Calling all craftspeople - West Dean College opens applications for summer festival

27 December 2017

Despite the wintery weather, West Dean College is looking forward to the summer months as it calls exhibitors and demonstrators to apply for its Arts and Craft Festival.

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Merry Christmas to all our readers

25 December 2017

ATG wishes all our readers a very happy Christmas.

Julia Boston

Christmas trimmings: Art and antiques dealers get festive

24 December 2017

The festive period is in full swing and dealers across the land have decorated their shops and stalls to attract Christmas shoppers to browse and buy.


Nelson and Lawrence of Arabia footwear stroll to Hansons auction success

23 December 2017

Footwear is always topical at this time of year thanks to careless Cinderella and her mislaid slipper. So it’s a perfect chance to bring news of a couple of intriguing items sold at Derbyshire saleroom Hansons.

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Auction record set for Artemesia Gentileschi as painting of St Catherine of Alexandria sells in Paris auction

22 December 2017

A 17th century Old Master by Artemesia Gentileschi (1593-1652) depicting St Catherine of Alexandria has set a new auction record for the artist in Paris.

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Grosvenor School linocuts add Power to dedicated print sale

22 December 2017

A group of Grosvenor School linocuts by Cyril Power (1872-1951) gave a lift to Bonhams’ latest Prints and Multiples sale.

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Mammoth skeleton bid to €430,000 at auction in France

22 December 2017

A rare complete mammoth skeleton from Siberia dating from the late Pleistocene era sold for a hammer price of €430,000 (£380,530) in a sale held by Aguttes in Lyons.

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Total ivory trade ban is a “knee-jerk” reaction, House of Lords hears

21 December 2017

Conservative peer Lord Cormack has argued against a “knee-jerk” total ban on the trade in ivory.

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US auction house Morphy Auctions buys James D Julia

21 December 2017

Leading US regional auction house James D Julia is to become part of Morphy Auctions.

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Concerns over authenticity cause withdrawal of ‘world’s oldest Nobel Prize medal’ from New York auction

21 December 2017

Heritage Auctions has withdrawn from sale ‘the world’s oldest Nobel Prize medal ever offered at auction’ after doubts were expressed over its authenticity.

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Shakespeare Second Folio from collection of Watership Down author sells at Gloucestershire auction

21 December 2017

A copy of the second folio of William Shakespeare's plays from 1632 was among the star attractions at the sale of the library of the late Richard Adams (1920-2016), the author of ‘Watership Down’.