Aurora Australis from Shackleton’s National Antarctic Expedition

Example of the first book printed in Antarctica sells for £55,000

03 February 2017

A rare copy of the first book printed in Antarctica has sold for £55,000 at Bonhams.

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Kensington arts hub gets backing from industry figures ahead of planning decision

03 February 2017

Plans to create art galleries and premises for dealers in townhouses near the V&A will go before Kensington and Chelsea Council next week.

New York

Dealer involved in $80m New York art forgery scandal sentenced

02 February 2017

A judge has ruled that the New York art dealer involved in the $80m forgery scandal that brought down the Knoedler gallery will not serve further prison time.

Harry Dalmeny of Sotheby's

Harry Dalmeny appointed Sotheby’s UK chairman

02 February 2017

Harry Dalmeny, who has been with Sotheby's for over 25 years, has been appointed the company's UK chairman.

German cabinet

Windsor House Antiques targets first-time collectors

02 February 2017

Windsor House Antiques yesterday launched a three-month sale to celebrate its 60th year of trading and encourage first-time collectors.

Pimlico Road

Legal challenge launched to stop redevelopment of Pimlico Road galleries and historic timber yard

02 February 2017

Plans for the closure of galleries and the redevelopment of a Victorian timber yard in Pimlico Road is facing a fresh legal challenge.

Museum of Modern Art Paris

French dealer claims he destroyed $100m of paintings from 'Spider-Man' art theft

01 February 2017

A co-defendant of the accused art thief known as 'Spider-Man' told a court room in France he had destroyed five paintings worth more than $100m.

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Lord Harlech's Kennedy letters and a painting by Queen Elizabeth I’s portraitist go to auction

01 February 2017

Intimate letters from a recently widowed Jackie Kennedy and a painting by Queen Elizabeth I’s portraitist are among the lots being auctioned from Lord Harlech’s estate. After inheriting Glyn Cywarch, the family house and grounds in Talsarnau, Gwynedd in Wales on the death of his father in February, Jasset Ormsby Gore, now the seventh Lord Harlech, decided to put his film production career on hold to focus on the estate. To fund the upkeep of the Grade II-listed property he made the decision to auction off 400 lots at Bonhams on March 29.

George Kingham and Gary Orme

Ceramics dealers launch Cotswolds auction firm

01 February 2017

The Cotswolds will be welcoming a new auction firm when two ceramics dealers launch Kingham & Orme Auctioneers next week.

Napoleon ring given to Caroline du Colombier

Napoleon’s object of desire – gold ring given to future Emperor's young love emerges at auction

01 February 2017

A gold ring set with a carved ivory scene given by the young Napoleon Bonaparte to an early love, Caroline du Colombier, is coming up for auction in Fontainebleau, France next month.

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Hong Kong Plague Medal 1894 on offer at Catherine Southon auction

31 January 2017

Some collectors go for military medals. Some prefer civilian awards. An honour coming up at auction on February 22 is a fascinating example of a medal awarded to both military and civilians.

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Applications open for museums’ print fair acquisitions prize

31 January 2017

UK museums and galleries have the chance to add to this print collection this year with the help of an award at the London Original Print Fair (LOPF).

Write to MP

COMMENT: economics rather than heritage will persuade MPs to heed the antiques trade on ivory

31 January 2017

At ATG’s Seminar on CITES, Victoria Borwick MP started the ball rolling on our consultation with the government on ivory in a traditional way – by calling on the trade to write to their local MPs.

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Slideshow – seven key lots from New York’s Old Master auction series

31 January 2017

The latest series of Old Master auctions in New York posted a total of $52.662m (£41.8m) including premium. With Christie’s moving their main sales in this category to April, this figure was always bound to come in below the $113.3m (£78.14m) for the equivalent series last year. Yet, the auctions performed relatively well overall and provided a decent selection of individual highlights, seven of which are pictured here.

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Crumbs! Biscuit tins head for Bristol auction

30 January 2017

Are these Egyptian vases? Is that a handbag? In fact these objects are biscuit tins. Bristol Auction Rooms is offering for sale a single owner collection of Huntley & Palmers biscuit tins. 'The Art of the Tin' sale will include around 30 lots at Bristol Auction Rooms' Antiques & Furnishings auction on February 2 at its Ashton saleroom.


Calls for industry to ‘respond in numbers’ to ivory consultation

30 January 2017

The survey that will kick off the government’s consultation into the UK ivory trade is expected to be launched this week, and is open to all to give their views.


They said what?! The week (23-29 January) in quotes from the art and antiques world

29 January 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 tackled the important questions: Can London hold its place in the market? And how many books does a man really need?

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Daniel Crouch launches in New York with Burns Night celebration

29 January 2017

Daniel Crouch Rare Books opened launched its New York City premises on Wednesday with a Burns Night celebration.

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Petworth antiques dealer's appeal over shop theft

27 January 2017

Petworth dealer Tony Wilkinson is calling on the trade to help him track down a pair of stolen Regency lustres.

Ron Turner

Swan song for Scottish Borders auction firm

27 January 2017

Scottish borders auction firm Swan & Turner will hold its final sale next month and will close the doors to its Jedburgh auction rooms in March.