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Canova sculpture

Long lost Canova sculpture bought at a garden auction for less than £5000 to be offered for £5m-8m at Christie's

18 March 2022

A long lost Antonio Canova (1757-1822) sculpture that previously sold for around £4400 in a garden statuary auction in 2002 is to be offered at Christie’s on July 7 with an estimate of £5m-8m.

Picasso for Madoura Pottery charger

Rare variant of a Picasso ceramic stars in our pick of five auction highlights sold this week

18 March 2022

ATG’s weekly selection of items that caught bidders’ eyes includes a Pablo Picasso charger with rare decoration to the reverse that more than doubled estimate in East Sussex.

The Art Business Conference

The Art Business Conference programme announced

17 March 2022

The Art Business Conference, returning to London on March 25, has released its event programme.

Defra

Early June date set for Ivory Act to be enforced

17 March 2022

The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) has announced the Ivory Act 2018 will be enforced on June 6.

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Bonhams buys Boston saleroom Skinner

16 March 2022

Bonhams has acquired US auction house Skinner in a purchase that comes only two months after it bought Swedish saleroom Bukowskis.

Russian and Ukrainian flags

Russian art auctions cancelled in wake of new sanctions

16 March 2022

In the wake of new sanctions on Russia, Sotheby’s and Christie’s have both said they are cancelling auctions of Russian art scheduled for June.

Ewbank's

New hires and promotions across auction houses and dealerships in the UK and overseas

16 March 2022

The latest jobs news in the art and antiques sector.

Omai

Reynolds' portrait of Omai given £50m price tag and barred from export for a third time

15 March 2022

A buyer in the UK is sought to pay £50m for Sir Joshua Reynolds’ (1723-92) portrait of Pacific Islander Omai.

Lute music manuscript

UK government blocks 17th century lute music collection from leaving the country

15 March 2022

A temporary export bar has been placed on an early 17th century manuscript of lute music in the hope a buyer in the UK can be found.

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A rare lead sculpture by Henry Moore is among seven lots to watch this week

14 March 2022

With estimates from £100-50,000, here are seven previews of upcoming items.

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Top stories this week – including news of a stolen René Lalique car mascot

13 March 2022

The most read stories on this website over the last week included news of a dealer trying to trace a René Lalique car mascot that was stolen from a fair.

Seized cultural goods

Interpol operation seizes nearly 10,000 illicit cultural artefacts

12 March 2022

An international police operation coordinated by Interpol has led to the seizure of 9408 antiquities and cultural artefacts including archaeological objects, furniture, coins, paintings, musical instruments and statuettes.

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A blue john vase and a proof copy of Harry Potter star in our pick of six auction highlights sold this week

11 March 2022

ATG’s weekly selection of items that caught bidders’ eyes includes an 18th century blue john perfume burner made by Matthew Boulton’s Soho factory.

Amersham

Ukraine crisis funds raised by art and antiques market

10 March 2022

Dealers, fairs organisers and auction houses are using the proceeds of sales to raise money to aid victims of the Ukrainian crisis.

Kelmscott Manor

Cotswold retreat of Arts & Crafts pioneer William Morris to reopen after a 30-month major refurbishment

10 March 2022

The former country home of William Morris and his family has undergone an extensive £6m refurbishment.

A portrait of Caroline Herschel

Bath museum buys visitor book of astronomer Caroline Herschel

09 March 2022

The Herschel Museum of Astronomy in Bath has bought Caroline Herschel’s visitor book dating from her time living near Windsor.

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A Tunbridgeware writing slope and a John Betjeman watercolour are among seven lots to watch

07 March 2022

With estimates from £160-8000, here are seven previews of items coming up at auction this week.

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Top stories this week – including news of stolen props from The Crown TV series

06 March 2022

The most popular stories on this website over the last week included news of a plea to the antiques trade for help to track down a group of props from the Netflix series The Crown that were taken from a lorry.

Chastleton House in Oxfordshire

National Trust seeks missing portrait of Catholic saint from Oxfordshire home

05 March 2022

The National Trust is hoping to find a missing picture that was on display at Chastleton House in Oxfordshire.