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They said what?! The week (2-8 April, 2018) in quotes from the art and antiques world

08 April 2018

In a week that began with Defra's unveiling of a ban on the UK trade of ivory, including antique ivory but with narrow exemptions, Antiques Trade Gazette brings you a selection of quotes from dealers, auctioneers, collectors and others.

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Body art: Paris auction house offers selection of scarves and evening bags in auction of Sonia Delaunay works

07 April 2018

This month Piasa is holding a second auction devoted to the colourful works of the Ukrainian-born artist Sonia Delaunay (1885-1975).

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Test case for Nazi-looted artworks rules in favour of Holocaust victim's heirs on Egon Schiele pictures

06 April 2018

A judge in a test case in international restitution law relating to Nazi-looted artworks has ruled in favour of a Holocaust victim's heirs rather than an art dealer who owned the pictures.

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Persian art specialist opens gallery in central London

06 April 2018

CAMA Gallery, a Persian art specialist from Iran, has opened its first London gallery in Westminster.

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Automobilia from Stewart Imber’s Themed Garages offered at Cheffins’ auction

06 April 2018

Items from Themed Garages, a well known automobilia company that holds one of the most notable collections of motoring-related artefacts in the UK, will be offered at a Cheffins auction later this month.

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Buy a dinosaur skeleton and name a new species after yourself

06 April 2018

The sale of a skeleton of a newly discovered species of carnivorous dinosaur to be sold by Aguttes auction house in Paris this June offers the opportunity to name it after the buyer.

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Clear title confirmed for map collection sold at Chiswick

05 April 2018

Antiques Trade Gazette can confirm that Chiswick Auctions has proof of good title for a rare group of maps and charts, which the auction house sold last week.

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Design for Albury war memorial makes £1500 at auction of former V&A director’s collection

05 April 2018

A watercolour design for a First World War memorial in the village of Albury in Surrey was among the works bringing demand at the auction of former V&A director Dr Alan Borg’s collection.

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Masterpiece London unveils larger fair for 2018 with exhibitor list

04 April 2018

This year’s Masterpiece London features a new layout as it brings together a host of UK and international exhibitors for its ninth edition.

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Early highlights for London Art Week revealed

04 April 2018

It may only be April but dealers and collectors across the UK and beyond are already turning their minds to the busy days of summer.

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Pete Townshend guitar smashed at end of The Who concert now on offer at US auction

04 April 2018

High at the top of any list of seminal moments in rock history will be Pete Townshend’s penchant for often destroying guitars at the end of a gig with The Who.

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IVORY BAN – industry leaders react: “We will draw the government’s attention to the ban’s inconsistencies”

03 April 2018

An idea that began life in 2015 with a Tory government manifesto pledge for a total ban on the UK trade in ivory has finally taken shape, though not as draconian as originally pitched and not yet set in legislative stone.

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Huge Heathrow murals by former RAF pilot come to auction after Terminal One revamp

03 April 2018

A series of enamel murals by a Polish artist once imprisoned in a Russian gulag who later trained as an RAF Spitfire pilot are coming to auction after the revamp of Heathrow Terminal One.

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Ivory sales ban launched in UK by Environment Secretary Michael Gove

03 April 2018

An ivory sales ban has been launched by the UK government including a number of exemptions for certain items containing ivory.

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North Nguni headrest takes more than 10 times estimate at Edinburgh auction

03 April 2018

An African headrest soared past its upper estimate to take £65,000 at a recent Edinburgh auction.

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V&A Museum buys large embroidery made for Louis XIV’s mistress at Brussels fair

03 April 2018

The Victoria & Albert Museum has purchased a rare 17th century wall hanging from the Belgian restorer and weaver De Wit Fine Tapestries.

Auguste Rodin’s bronze Le Baiser (The Kiss)

Christie’s brings in three European dealers for Hong Kong showcase

02 April 2018

Christie’s is ringing the changes for its auction series in Hong Kong this spring by inviting three European dealers exhibit works at its sale venue.

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They said what?! The week (26 March – 1 April, 2018) in quotes from the art and antiques world

01 April 2018

In our weekend series, Antiques Trade Gazette brings you a selection of quotes from dealers, auctioneers, collectors and others.

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Tri-ang sell-out auction strikes a blow for the traditional toy market beyond Star Wars and Lego

30 March 2018

Despite Lego and Star Wars hogging the headlines when it comes to high prices paid out recently by toy collectors, the ‘old school’ has struck back to land a blow for more venerable brands.

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Spanish dealers arrested after antiquities from Libya seized

30 March 2018

Antiquities looted from archaeological sites in Libya have been seized in Spain by police and two art dealers have been arrested.