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1) Richard Green gallery to defend High Court claim over €5m paintings sale

London gallery Richard Green has said it will defend a claim made in the High Court by a client who purchased two Old Masters for €5m at TEFAF Maastricht last year.

Richard Green gallery in New Bond Street

The Richard Green gallery at 33 New Bond Street in London.

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2) Louvre Abu Dhabi revealed as buyer of £8.2m Rembrandt portrait at Sotheby’s

The Louvre Abu Dhabi has been revealed as the buyer of the small Rembrandt oil painting that led Sotheby’s Old Master evening sale in London at the end of last year after it went on view at the museum in the United Arab Emirates.

Rembrandt’s ‘Head of a Young Man’

Rembrandt’s ‘Head of a Young Man’ which was knocked down at £8.2m at Sotheby’s in November and has now gone on view at the Louvre Abu Dhabi.

3) Christie’s voluntarily returns group of eight looted antiquities to Italy

A group of eight antiquities that was consigned to Christie’s has been returned to Italy after the works were identified as not having the necessary export and provenance details to be sold.     

Italian Embassy in London

The Italian Embassy in London where the eight antiquities that have been returned to Italy by Christie’s were put on display. Image: Sdrawkcab via Wikimedia Commons.

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4) Two Meiji cloisonné masters emerge in the regions

Two fine examples of Meiji period cloisonné brought similar multi-estimate sums at regional auctions earlier this month.

5) George II chandelier among the five auction highlights that caught bidders’ eyes in the last week

ATG’s selection of hammer highlights over the past week includes a George II chandelier and an architecture model of the Piazza del Duomo in Pisa.

Chandelier

This George II chandelier sold at Reeman Dansie in Colchester on February 12 at £7800.

This list is based on unique users for individual news stories over the period February 14-20, 2019.

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