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“The only people to benefit will be Chinese buyers who will now be able to buy at reduced prices. Profits previously made by US and UK-based dealers will now be made by dealers from China.”

Mark Dodgson, BADA’s secretary general, on the reintroduction of art and antiques to Trump’s Chinese tariff list.

“When we were approached about the collection, we knew this was the perfect opportunity to hold the first-ever dedicated bagpipe auction. You can see from the condition of the lots that the collection has been put together by a true enthusiast, with the items covering every aspect of piping.”

Brian Clements of McTear’s on the auction house’s inaugural bagpipe auction, comprising more than 100 lots from an anonymous piping enthusiast.

“This lawsuit is to preserve and protect the lawful trade of antique ivory (defined as over 100 years old) in New York. To be very clear, we are opposed to current hunting and disapprove of ivory trophies. This lawsuit is about preserving the trade of antique ivory.”

Alan Sash of law firm McLaughlin & Stern, which is representing antiques trade associations in New York as they take forward their challenge of the state’s ivory ban.

“This was a new denomination introduced by Constantine in 310… For the first time there is a break in the legend above the emperor’s head symbolising a clear path to heaven from Constantine.”

Dix Noonan Webb’s antiquities specialist on a rare Roman coin discovered by a metal detectorist.

“In the past the gallery has championed Paolozzi’s pioneering early work and in the coming years we hope to continue to contribute to existing scholarship through a series of exhibitions spanning his career.”

Hazlitt Holland-Hibbert gallery director James Holland-Hibbert. The business now represents Eduardo Paolozzi’s estate and will celebrate with the first of several exhibitions on the artist this fall.

“Surviving examples of Prince Albert’s clothing are exceptionally rare, and this is the first acquisition by Historic Royal Palaces of an item from his wardrobe.”

Eleri Lynn, curator at Historic Royal Palaces on its acquisition of Prince Albert’s full-length, hand-sewn floral dressing robe.

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