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A floral still-life and an oak sideboard are among seven lots to watch

11 July 2022

With estimates from £200-20,000, here are seven previews of items coming up at auction this week.

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Top stories this week – including news of a house record at Catherine Southon

10 July 2022

The most popular stories on this website over the last week included news of a Victorian diamond necklace setting a house record at Catherine Southon.

Antique Prayer Nut

Rare 16th century ‘prayer nut’ stars in our pick of seven auction highlights sold this week

08 July 2022

ATG’s weekly selection of items that caught bidders’ eyes includes a miniature boxwood carving with biblical scenes known as a ‘prayer nut’ that made over six-times estimate at Sotheby’s.

Seongsan Bridge and the Han River in Seoul

Frieze Masters to make Korean debut

07 July 2022

Frieze is launching a Korean art fair and has signed up 110 galleries for the event scheduled for September 2-5.

Silver hunting flask

Silver flask withdrawn from auction after Chinese government intervention

07 July 2022

A silver hunting flask taken from the Summer Palace when it was sacked by British troops in 1860 during the Second Opium War, which was due to be auctioned tomorrow (July 6), has now been withdrawn.

Simon de Pury

Simon de Pury launches new Contemporary art sales

06 July 2022

Auctioneer Simon de Pury, who previously owned and ran Phillips and worked as an art advisor, has launched de-Pury.com with auctions planned for next month.

Curwen Print Study Centre

Auction house calls for funding help for art centre’s archive

05 July 2022

Auction house Sworders is supporting and promoting a fundraising effort for a local arts centre.

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A Symbolist triptych and a 12th century charter are among five lots to watch

04 July 2022

With estimates from £400-25,000, here are five previews of items coming up at auction this week.

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Top stories this week – including news of a record price for a Louis Wain cat

03 July 2022

The most popular stories on this website over the last week included news of a Louis Wain ceramic cat breaking the 12-year-old auction record.

Henrietta Lacks sculpture

Public sculptures recorded for first time in new art project

02 July 2022

Art education charity Art UK has been working on digitally recording all public artworks in the UK.

Study for Portrait of Lucian Freud by Francis Bacon

Francis Bacon portrait of Lucian Freud leads London sales at £37.5m

01 July 2022

A Francis Bacon portrait of his friend and fellow artist Lucian Freud topped the latest series of Modern and Contemporary auctions in London.

Hollow Form with White Interior by Barbara Hepworth

Unique wooden sculpture sets auction record for Barbara Hepworth at Christie’s

30 June 2022

A series of high sums for works in different media by Dame Barbara Hepworth (1903-75) demonstrated the steadily growing appetite and prices for the artist.

Bruno Vinciguerra and Arnaud Cornette

Bonhams steps up European expansion with French auction house purchase

29 June 2022

Bonhams has bought its fourth auction house this year: Cornette de Saint Cyr with salerooms in Paris and Belgium.

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Thieves attack TEFAF Maastricht fair

28 June 2022

Thieves entered the TEFAF Maastricht venue and stole jewellery from dealer Symbolic & Chase by smashing a display case.

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New faces and galleries – a round up of new hires and developments across the art and antiques sector

28 June 2022

An expanding jewellery team in Staffordshire and a new London managing director for a US auction house feature in our latest round-up of industry news.

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‘Fabric mosaic’ and Charles II furniture are among six lots to watch

27 June 2022

With estimates from £300-120,000, here are six previews of items coming up at auction this week.

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Top stories this week – including news of a Picasso drawing discovered in a cupboard

26 June 2022

The most popular stories on this website over the last week included news of a Pablo Picasso drawing found in a cupboard selling at auction for a six-figure sum.

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A flurry of museum and private sales mark TEFAF Maastricht's return

24 June 2022

The Metropolitan Museum of Art was among those making purchases at TEFAF Maastricht as it opened for the first time in two years today.

Antique harpsichord

Top-selling 17th century harpsichord stars in our pick of five auction highlights

24 June 2022

ATG’s weekly selection of items that caught bidders’ eyes includes a rare harpsichord with a painted lid that made a six-figure sum in Wiltshire.

Fabrizio Moretti

Moretti Fine Art opens new St James’s gallery

23 June 2022

Moretti Fine Art is to open an enlarged gallery in the heart of St James’s after a complete renovation of the Duke Street buildings.