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Fake or Fortune team investigate whether Sitwell sketch is a Modigliani

24 August 2022

In the second episode of the new Fake or Fortune? series, Fiona Bruce and Philip Mould investigate whether an artwork inherited from writer, critic and art collector Sacheverell Sitwell is a real Amedeo Modigliani sketch.

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Contents from Arkwright family home consigned to Bonhams

23 August 2022

The contents of Kinsham Court, the Herefordshire home of the Arkwright family, will be offered at Bonhams in October.

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Rare signed copy of JK Rowling’s crime novel is among five lots to watch

22 August 2022

With estimates from £100-3500, here are five previews of items upcoming up at auction this week.

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Top stories this week – including news of banks closing down small auctioneers’ client accounts

21 August 2022

The most popular stories on this website over the last week included news of a group of smaller auction houses having their client accounts closed down as the banking sector tightens its rules.

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New faces including at Catherine Southon Auctioneers, Olympia Auctions and LAPADA

18 August 2022

The latest appointments and moves across auction houses, dealers and associations.

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UK buyer sought for £2m Lombardy portrait blocked from export

17 August 2022

A 17th century example of Lombard art has been blocked from leaving the UK in the hope an institution can raise the £2m to keep it here.

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BADA Friends supports contemporary museum acquisition

16 August 2022

The Friends of the BADA has given £500 to support the Bethlem Museum of the Mind in the acquisition of a new work.

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A remarkable Jacobite goblet is among five lots to watch this week

15 August 2022

With estimates from £250-5000, here are five previews of items coming up at auction.

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Top stories this week – including news of a fascinating jug bid to 27 times estimate

14 August 2022

The most popular stories on this website over the last week included news of a Sunderland jug relating to a famous murder attracting huge interest in Gloucestershire.

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Textiles with aristocratic connections including to Mountbatten offered in North Yorkshire auction

13 August 2022

The Costume, Accessories & Textiles Sale at Tennants on August 20 will feature a range of textiles with provenance from three aristocratic households.

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Classical marble sculpture stars in our latest pick of five auction highlights

12 August 2022

ATG’s weekly selection of items that caught bidders’ eyes includes an allegorical marble figure of Flora that tripled its estimate at Bonhams Skinner.

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National Trust snaps up Castlereagh’s silver inkstand ahead of exhibition

11 August 2022

The National Trust has acquired a silver inkstand used by Viscount Castlereagh (1769-1822), the Anglo-Irish politician and statesman.

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Art sleuth show Fake or Fortune? returns to screens this month

10 August 2022

BBC TV series 'Fake or Fortune?' is back for its 10th series later this month.

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National Gallery acquires two paintings via government tax scheme

09 August 2022

Two Italian pictures have joined the National Gallery’s collection via the government’s inheritance tax scheme.

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Pilkingtons charger given as a wedding present is among five lots to watch this week

08 August 2022

With estimates from £150-8000, here are five previews of items coming up at auction.

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Top stories this week – including news of David Bowie's police mugshot selling at auction

07 August 2022

The most popular stories on this website over the last week included news of an original police photo of David Bowie taken after he was arrested in Rochester, New York more than doubling estimate in Surrey.

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Top selling mahogany dining table stars in our pick of six auction highlights

05 August 2022

ATG’s weekly selection of items that caught bidders’ eyes includes a George IV mahogany extending dining table with a label for Joseph Bexfield of Norwich that made six times estimate in Bath.

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Movers and shakers including the shortest retirement in the art and antiques sector

04 August 2022

Among the latest appointments is a new face at Bonhams Knightsbridge

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Cooper Events’ Chester Fair returns this autumn

02 August 2022

The Chester Decorative Antiques & Art Fair returns this autumn a year and a month after its last staging.

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French musical box and a Harold Knight portrait are among five lots to watch

01 August 2022

With estimates from £1000-35,000, here are five previews of items coming up at auction this week.