Vintage glamour under the hammer at Catherine Southon auction of Dior costume jewellery

10 February 2017

Vintage Dior jewellery regularly takes thousands of pounds at auction, but buyers at an upcoming Catherine Southon sale have the chance to score some classic pieces at three-figure sums.

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Oprah Winfrey sells $150m Klimt portrait to Chinese buyer

10 February 2017

Oprah Winfrey has been revealed as the buyer of Gustav Klimt’s Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer II from Christie’s in 2006 after reports emerged that she sold the painting last year for a $63m profit.

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Bolton saleroom offer convicted faker’s ‘Lowry’ imitations

10 February 2017

Three paintings by Shaun Greenhalgh, the faker who was sentenced to four years in prison in 2007, are being offered at Bolton Auction Rooms later this month.


Challenging 2016 as auction sales suffer at Christie’s

09 February 2017

Christie’s posted total sales of £4bn in 2016, a decrease of 16% compared to the previous year and well down from the art market’s high watermark of £5.1bn in 2014.

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Van Gogh Museum unveils new high-tech print series in London

09 February 2017

The Van Gogh Museum has unveiled a series of prints of nine works by the great artist recreated with three-dimensional technology.

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Empress of Russia's Fabergé gift to her Yorkshire godchildren comes to auction

09 February 2017

The tragic story of the last of the imperial Russian family does not have an immediately obvious connection with a Yorkshire spa town but it is nonetheless a strong one.

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Council gives green light for Kensington townhouses to become galleries

08 February 2017

Plans to create art galleries and premises for dealers in townhouses near the V&A have got the approval from Kensington and Chelsea Council.

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Tributes paid to David Moss – journalist, friend and bon vivant par excellence

08 February 2017

Following the death of David Moss after a short illness last month, ATG has received numerous messages from friends, colleagues and people in the trade who knew him well.

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Paul Nash book designs go on show in London and offered for sale

08 February 2017

Followers of Paul Nash (1889-1946) are getting another opportunity to view his works in London this month.


Ethics code and transparency are key in protecting image of art market

08 February 2017

Ethics, transparency and self-regulation should be the focus for the art trade to protect against reputational risk.

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IVORY DEBATE: ministers not convinced that extending ban to pre-1947 antiques would save elephants

07 February 2017

The government remains open-minded on proposals to extend its planned ban on trade in post-1947 ivory to antiques with ivory dating before this time, despite pressure from some MPs to do so.

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Rolls-Royces from different eras gear up for auctions

07 February 2017

Sheffield Auction Gallery uses the rather euphemistic term ‘weathered patina’ when describing the condition of a Rolls-Royce it has estimated at £1000-1200 in its February 24 sale.

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IVORY DEBATE: Antiques trade defended in parliamentary debate on UK domestic ivory market

07 February 2017

A handful of MPs stood up for the antiques trade in a debate on the UK domestic ivory market in parliament yesterday, calling for antiques to be exempt from any ivory ban.

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Christie’s promotes Dirk Boll as EMERI president

07 February 2017

Christie’s has promoted Dirk Boll to president of its Europe, Middle East, Russia and India division, reporting directly into chief executive Guillaume Cerutti.

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Sotheby's and dealer Mark Weiss head to court in Old Master dispute over Frans Hals portrait

06 February 2017

Sotheby’s has begun legal action against dealer Mark Weiss over the sale of a Frans Hals painting that it now believes to be “undoubtedly a forgery”. However Weiss said he will "contest the claim vigorously".

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White Cube signs up for TEFAF New York as exhibitor list given modern focus

06 February 2017

TEFAF has released the exhibitor list for its second fair in New York which runs at the Park Avenue Armory next May. Among the new galleries signing up is Contemporary art powerhouse White Cube.


Ivory trade debate intensifies with second parliamentary meeting

06 February 2017

A parliamentary debate is to be held this afternoon in the House of Commons' Westminster Hall ahead of the launch of a government consultation.

Geneva art trade to crack down on money laundering with new guidelines

06 February 2017

Art dealers, lawyers and consultants have launched a new code of conduct to try to improve the image of the art market in Geneva.


They said what?! The week (30 January - 5 February) in quotes from the art and antiques world

05 February 2017

Another installment of the weekend series where Antiques Trade Gazette brings you a selection of recent quotes from around the trade. This week, we cover the guardians of the jewellery market and tips for buying and selling.

Faker of Norman Cornish pictures sent to prison

04 February 2017

A man from Sunderland who forged the work of local artist Norman Cornish (1919-2014) was jailed for three years and seven months last week.