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Fellows sets house record for watch with £110,000 Rolex – view sale video

29 November 2017

Fellows Auctioneers has set a new house record for a price achieved by a watch with the sale of a vintage Rolex.

Liegende Frau by Egon Schiele

Egon Schiele work on paper sets highest price of the year for an Austrian auction

29 November 2017

The highest price of the year to date at auction in Austria was set by a market-fresh work on paper by Egon Schiele (1890-1918) offered at the latest Modern art sale held at Dorotheum in Vienna.

The team

Former Bonhams employees team up to open new dealership in 16th century Scottish house

28 November 2017

Two former members of auction house Bonhams have teamed up to open a new dealership in Dumfriesshire.

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Paradise found in Germany: Roeland Savery painting sold online for 50 times its estimate

28 November 2017

A German auction house in a small Bavarian town has sold a Dutch Golden Age painting for more than 50 times its estimate – setting a record for an artwork auctioned online in Germany.

Gander and White

Six snaps from Gander & White’s 85th anniversary party

27 November 2017

Fine arts and antiques shipping firm Gander & White celebrated its 85th anniversary last week.

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Are today’s superhero movies creating a bubble for classic comics?

27 November 2017

The release this year of movies such as Justice League, Wonder Woman and, most recently, Thor: Ragnarok has brought added interest in the original comics, according to specialist at Heritage Auctions, Barry Sandoval.

Flat Iron Square

London Bridge vintage market launches a green-fingered Christmas

27 November 2017

‘Flea at Flat Iron Square’ near London Bridge has launched its festive events programme.

Silver tray

Silver tray that marked the very first ‘Ashes’ test series is to be auctioned in Melbourne

27 November 2017

Timed to coincide with the start of the 70th Ashes series, a silver presentation tray marking the very first ‘Ashes’ test series in 1882-83 will be offered at auction by Leonard Joel in Melbourne on December 7.

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They said what?! The week (20-26 November, 2017) in quotes from the art and antiques world

26 November 2017

In our weekend series, Antiques Trade Gazette brings you a selection of quotes from dealers, auctioneers, collectors and others. This week, we bring you BADA’s reaction to the UK budget and a silver specialist’s view on current precious metal prices.

Antiques shop

Demand for second-hand goods at antique shops and auction houses boost UK retail sales figures

25 November 2017

The latest statistics show art and antiques are playing a part in sales growth around the country.

JMW Turner sketch

JMW Turner sketch makes £22,000 at Cirencester auction

24 November 2017

An original sketch by JMW Turner (1775-1851) has sold for £22,000 (plus buyer’s premium) at Moore Allen & Innocent in Cirencester.

Nelson ring

Gold memorial ring made for one of Nelson’s Band of Brothers’ goes to auction

24 November 2017

A gold memorial ring made for one of Nelson’s ‘Band of Brothers’ - and containing a lock of the Admiral’s hair - is to be sold at Duke’s of Dorchester on December 7.


Rockefeller revealed: the most valuable collection to ever come to auction

24 November 2017

A Picasso from his Rose Period, a Sèvres porcelain dessert service made for Napoleon and a Monet waterlily painting are among the highlights to be auctioned at Christie’s as part of the estate of billionaire banker David Rockefeller.

Leonardo’s Salvator Mundi

Feud between previous owners of $450m Leonardo could head to UK courts

24 November 2017

The ongoing legal dispute between Dmitry Rybolovlev, the vendor of Leonardo’s ‘Salvator Mundi’ which sold this month for $450m at Christie’s New York, and the Swiss businessman Yves Bouvier from whom he acquired it may be heading to the UK courts.

 Stanley Spencer's Beatitudes

From student common room to auction room – Stanley Spencer’s depiction of ‘conscious coupling’ leads Christie’s Mod Brit sale

23 November 2017

A painting by Stanley Spencer (1891-1959) from 1938 which had previously hung at St John’s College, Oxford was the top lot at Christie’s evening sale of Modern British art yesterday.


An American in Britain: T Allen Lawson has first UK exhibition at Jonathan Cooper

23 November 2017

Thanksgiving, the US national holiday and harvest festival, remains a slightly inscrutable occasion for many Brits.

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Founding father invention is reason to give thanks

23 November 2017

Benjamin Franklin (1706-90) was a famous polymath and inventor as well as being one of the founding fathers of the United States.

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone first edition

First edition of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone inscribed by JK Rowling sets £85,000 auction record

23 November 2017

Probably best kept out of the hands of children unless, like the member of Bonhams' staff seen here, they are wearing white gloves, inscribed firsts of ‘Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone’ are getting seriously expensive.


Trade cautiously welcomes government’s Autumn Statement help for small businesses

22 November 2017

Small businesses were given a small reprieve in chancellor Philip Hammond’s Autumn Statement today with an update on business rates and the VAT threshold.


Investment firm helps restructure online loan provider Borro

22 November 2017

Online loan provider Borro has restructured its business as part of new investment from owner Victory Park Capital.