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Jade duck

Appeal to trade after burglary of Chinese works of art taken from Bath museum

23 April 2018

The Museum of East Asian Art was the victim of a daring raid by four masked men who stole rare artefacts from the Bath institution.

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They said what?! The week (16-22 April 2018) in quotes from the art and antiques world

22 April 2018

Art for “a world that is now more than ever searching for new socioeconomic solutions”, the essential element for attracting new buyers online and more in our quotes of the week.

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Lost design masterpieces from Russian musical theatre come to Bonhams

21 April 2018

An exhibition of designs by Alexander Golovin for Igor Stravinsky’s Le Rossignol opens at Bonhams New Bond Street next month.

Born to Run

Bruce Springsteen’s handwritten manuscript for ‘Born to Run’ goes up for auction

20 April 2018

A handwritten working manuscript of the 1975 Bruce Springsteen breakout hit 'Born to Run' comes up for auction at Sotheby’s online in June.

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London dealer to offer rare collection of David Hockney’s works on paper at Frieze New York

20 April 2018

London dealership Offer Waterman will be taking a number of early works by David Hockney to Frieze New York next month.

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The trailblazing bicycle design made instantly redundant by the pneumatic tyre comes to auction

20 April 2018

You have to feel some sympathy for the innovative designers Charles Linley and John Biggs. Having just perfected a classic bicycle using an ingenious method of shock absorbing for a solid-tyre bike, then the pneumatic tyre came along.

Washington letter

American War of Independence letters head to auction on both sides of the Atlantic

19 April 2018

Letters from some of the famous participants in the American War of Independence written during the conflict will feature in sales on both sides of the Atlantic over the coming weeks.

Tapestry

Sumptuous tapestries help country house auction to total a hefty £1.75m for Sworders

19 April 2018

The primary contents of North Mymms Park in Hertfordshire – including a collection of European tapestries that have been at the property for over a century - have sold at auction for close to £2m.

Christie's

Auction house to host technology summit to tackle questions on blockchain in the art world

19 April 2018

Christie’s is to host a one-day conference called Art+Tech Summit to investigate the potential applications of blockchain within the art market.

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London dealer sells Van Gogh still-life to Dutch museum

18 April 2018

Connaught Brown has sold a still-life by Vincent van Gogh (1853-90) to the Noordbrabants Museum in the Netherlands.

Bronzes

Bronze sculptures from the court of the Sun King come to auction at Christie’s

18 April 2018

Two bronze sculptures from the court of the ‘Sun King’ Louis XIV of France estimated to fetch £15m are to go on tour ahead of a sale at Christie’s this summer.

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Magnificent travelling case for the gentleman who needs everything is up at auction

18 April 2018

Nowadays a ‘gentleman’ travelling is probably more concerned about a mobile phone charger than the delights contained in an extraordinary case coming up at auction on May 1.

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Movers and shakers: latest arts and antiques appointments

17 April 2018

A look at the latest moves across the trade.

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Huddersfield Town and Manchester United football legends remembered in auction lots

17 April 2018

What do Denis Law and George ‘Bomber’ Brown have in common? The answer is Huddersfield Town, whose miraculous survival in the Premier League seems to have been confirmed after beating Watford 1-0 in the latest round of games.

Astronaut

Archive packed with iconic space photographs to sell for thousands in New York

17 April 2018

An archive of 1500 photos recording the early days of the US space programme goes under the hammer at Swann Auction Galleries this week.

Hockney

Online art market up 12% to $4.2bn but growth slowing according to latest Hiscox Report

17 April 2018

The growth of the global online art market slowed in 2017 as price transparency remains a key issue for new buyers.

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Gramophone needle tins up at auction show the appeal of niche collecting

16 April 2018

By the law of averages, there must be a collector out there for just about any antique. So while gramophone collecting is not that unusual, gramophone needle tins definitely push into the ‘niche’ category.

Beuys

Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac takes over Joseph Beuys estate ahead of exhibition

16 April 2018

Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac has been appointed to represent the estate of artist Joseph Beuys (1921-86).

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Clerkenwell Vintage Fashion Fair stages spring event in new Covent Garden location

16 April 2018

The Clerkenwell Vintage Fashion Fair’s (CVFF) next Spring Fair is staged at the Freemasons’ Hall in Covent Garden for the first time this year.

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They said what?! The week (9-15 April, 2018) in quotes from the art and antiques world

15 April 2018

Antiques Trade Gazette brings you a selection of quotes from dealers, auctioneers, collectors and others covering the week that was.