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Art Nouveau vases, Mouseman wall brackets and Great War gallantry medals – five lots to watch at auction this week

02 March 2020

With estimates from £600-3000 here are five previews of upcoming items this week.

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Top stories this week – including news of spectacular bidding for unknown marble bust of Alexander the Great

01 March 2020

The most popular stories on this website over the last week included news of a previously unrecorded marble bust, probably depicting Alexander the Great, selling for £320,000 at Adam Partridge.

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Hush hush: Haughton International Seminar returns to tell “Secrets of the Bedroom”

29 February 2020

Forget Harry and Megan’s public exploits and go back in time to explore the private life of historic royals at The Haughton International Seminar, which returns the summer.

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Hellenistic marble figure of Aphrodite makes appearance at Cirencester sale

28 February 2020

Dominic Winter in South Cerney, Cirencester is anticipating a bidding battle next week for a finely modelled Hellenistic white marble figure of Aphrodite.

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‘Outstanding’ maiolica medicine jar bought by British Museum in tax arrangement with dealer Sam Fogg

28 February 2020

A sixteenth century double-handled maiolica albarello, bought by Mayfair dealer Sam Fogg in 2014, has been acquired by the British Museum.

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Kangxi dishes, altar candlesticks and Boxing-themed pottery – five auction highlights that caught bidders’ eyes in the last week

28 February 2020

ATG’s selection of hammer highlights this week includes a rare pair of Kangxi period blue and white ‘narrative’ dishes that made over 20-times estimate.

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Art dealership Messum’s returns to St James’s with new gallery

27 February 2020

A new London branch of Messum’s will open in St James’s Bury Street this spring.

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Lawyer for dealers in Ivory Act appeal: ‘prepare to sell your antique ivory’

27 February 2020

A lawyer acting for dealers and collectors bidding to have the Ivory Act 2018 overturned warned antique ivory owners they need to “prepare to sell quickly” if judges reject the legal challenge.

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Sales steady at Palm Beach Show as fair shakes up identity and branding

27 February 2020

Sales at the recent Palm Beach Show included traditional items such as a previously unrecorded royal armorial charger from the early 18th century despite a new focus on contemporary work.

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Kensington Church Street dealer event takes royal theme for inaugural summer edition

26 February 2020

Dealers in Kensington Church Street are launching an event comprising a series of concurrent exhibitions.

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Coronavirus: Sotheby’s latest to change Hong Kong auction schedule

25 February 2020

Sotheby’s has moved its Modern Art evening sale and Contemporary Art evening and day auction to New York from Hong Kong following the spread of coronavirus.

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Interior designers and auction houses team up for spring sales

25 February 2020

This spring auction houses Dreweatts and Fellows plan events with interior decorators and designers Sibyl Colefax & John Fowler, Caroline Percy and architectural historian Oliver Gerrish.

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Fellows sets house auction record for Hermès Birkin handbag

25 February 2020

A Hermès Birkin 2013 matte black Porosus crocodile handbag was hammered down at £19,000.

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Call for exhibitors to join Bristol Vintage Photograph Fair

24 February 2020

Antiquarian book dealer Hugh Rayner is putting out a call for more exhibitors at the Bristol Vintage Photograph Fair.

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Comic book artwork, Cartier jewellery and a Hermès handbag – five lots to watch at auction this week

24 February 2020

With estimates from €300-£8000 here are five previews of upcoming items this week.

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Top stories this week – including news of a museum buying a record-breaking piece of Martin Brothers pottery

23 February 2020

The most popular stories on this website over the last week included news of a new museum in Plymouth buying the record-breaking Martin Brothers grinning crab.

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Rediscovered French Renaissance bronze nude to be revealed at Paris auction

22 February 2020

A rare example of a newly discovered bronze by a French Renaissance sculptor will be making an appearance at the rostrum on April 1 in Paris.

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Marble bust makes spectacular six-figure price at Macclesfield auction

21 February 2020

A marble bust, probably depicting Alexander the Great, sold for £320,000 at Adam Partridge in Macclesfield today.

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Ivory appeal will be streamed live on YouTube

21 February 2020

The final attempt by dealers and collectors to block the Ivory Act, taking place in the Court of Appeal early next week, will be live streamed on YouTube.

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Victorian picture of bare knuckle fighters and a Qing period Chinese vase – four auction highlights that caught bidders’ eyes

21 February 2020

ATG’s weekly selection of hammer highlights this week includes an oil painting of bare knuckle Victorian boxers in Birmingham.