News


Categories

2019

A woodcut of Jane Austen

Letter by Jane Austen goes on view at museum after being acquired from Maggs

20 August 2019

Jane Austen's House Museum in Hampshire successfully raised the £35,000 required to buy a fragment of a letter written by the great novelist in 1814. The rare manuscript was being sold on behalf of its private owner by London dealer Maggs.

Viney and Axford.jpg

New chairman for auction house Woolley & Wallis as Paul Viney steps down after 20 years at the top

20 August 2019

Paul Viney, chairman of Woolley & Wallis and a 25-year veteran at the Salisbury saleroom, is handing over the role to colleague John Axford.

The Cadence of Autumn De Morgan.jpg

De Morgan Foundation goes digital with new initiative to attract a wider audience for artists work

20 August 2019

The De Morgan Foundation is launching a series of initiatives to bring the works of Evelyn De Morgan (1855-1919) and her husband William (1839-1917) to a wider audience.

Millais ‘Ferdinand Lured by Ariel’.jpg

Plea to keep £9.5m Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood painting in the UK

19 August 2019

A Sir John Everett Millais (1829-96) picture valued at £9.5m will be exported overseas unless funding can be raised to keep it in the UK.

Hole punch collector 1.jpg

Hammer to go down on 40 years of collecting hole punches at Lichfield auction

19 August 2019

Antique stationery fans have plenty of purchasing choices: from writing slopes and desks, to ink stands and stationery boxes. But for the true connoisseur have they thought of collecting hole punches?

img_22-4.jpg

Four lots to watch at auction this week including a single-owner collection from ‘London’s greatest film fan’

19 August 2019

With estimates from £120-20,000, here are four previews from upcoming sales this week.

atg-quotes-of-the-week.jpg

They said what!? A New York lawyer speaks about the protection of the antique ivory trade and more quotes from the art and antiques market.

18 August 2019

Whether you’re an anonymous bagpipe enthusiast or a Chinese collector looking for an edge, you’ll want to catch up with our weekly quotes roundup from the art and antiques trade.

CARLO DOLCI ST AGATHA FRAMED, ©National Trust imagesMatthew Hollo.jpg

St Agatha returns to Osterley Park after nearly ninety years away

17 August 2019

A painting of the early Christian martyr St Agatha by Italian artist Carlo Dolci (1616-87) will return to Osterley Park and House in Middlesex where it once hung.

Heinz christie's.jpg

Heinz fan Ed Sheeran helps auction ketchup bottles at Christie’s

16 August 2019

Heinz is celebrating 150 years of the brand with a series of events including a charity auction with singer Ed Sheeran at Christie’s.

Eduardo Paolozzi, Your Physique (1952). SEE IMAGE SHEET FOR FULL CAPTION.jpg

Hazlitt Holland-Hibbert announces series of shows on Paolozzi as gallery begins representation of estate

16 August 2019

London dealership Hazlitt Holland-Hibbert has announced its representation of the estate of Eduardo Paolozzi (1924-2005) with plans for an exhibition on the British artist this autumn.

Greenwich Park after Thomas Hearne

George II tablespoon, engraving of Greenwich Park and rare 17th century spinet – five auction highlights that caught bidders’ eyes in the last week

16 August 2019

ATG’s selection of hammer highlights over the past week includes a George II tablespoon that made 15-times estimate and an engraving of Greenwich Park that made 10-times estimate.

Most Read.jpg

Top stories this week – including news of a major Chinese sleeper selling at a Suffolk auction

16 August 2019

The most popular stories on this website over the last week included news of a Chinese vase estimated at just £100-150 bringing dramatic bidding at the Felixstowe saleroom of Diamond Mills.

A Venetian view.JPG

Truth behind mystery Venetian view investigated by Fake or Fortune? revealed by art dealer Charles Beddington

15 August 2019

A painting thought to be by well-known Venetian painters Francesco Guardi (1712-93) or Michele Marieschi (1710-43) has emerged as an English copy, worth a fraction of its supposed value.

New York City Flikr.jpg

US antiques dealer lawsuit against New York's ivory ban gets green light to proceed

15 August 2019

US antiques dealers have been granted permission by a court judge to go forward with a lawsuit challenging New York's complete ban on the trade of elephant ivory and rhinoceros horn, regardless of age, within state lines.

‘View on the River Seine – Morning’ by Richard Parkes Bonington

National Gallery acquires Richard Parkes Bonington painting in £600,000 tax deal

15 August 2019

A view of the River Seine by Richard Parkes Bonington (1802-28) has entered the collection of The National Gallery in London under the acceptance in lieu scheme.

donald-trump-2394ne-20-05-19.jpg

Art is back on Trump's China tariff list

14 August 2019

Dealers in Chinese art remain on high alert as art and antiques appeared on a new list of Chinese goods facing a 10% US import tariff from September 1.

Roman coin.jpg

Somerset field is first time lucky for metal detectorist after rare Roman gold coin discovery

14 August 2019

A metal detectorist searching in a new field for the first time was rewarded with the discovery of a rare Roman solidus coin.

Francis Cadell Roses 2405NEDI 14-08-19.jpg

Sotheby’s holds Scottish art preview at new Edinburgh home

14 August 2019

Sotheby’s is holding a three-day preview at its new Edinburgh premises with around 50 lots of Scottish art on view which will then be offered for sale in London in September.

Prince Albert Dressing Robe - credit Hansons.jpg

Prince Albert’s royal dressing gown to return to palace after auction

13 August 2019

A dressing gown worn by Queen Victoria’s husband Prince Albert (1819-61) has been bought by the Historic Royal Palaces and will go on display at Kensington Palace.

Faberge sedan chair 2.jpg

Fabergé sedan chair model comes to auction in Cirencester

13 August 2019

A miniature gold, jade and rock crystal sedan chair by Fabergé has been consigned for sale at the Cotswold Auction Company in Cirencester.