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Markwestgarth

Year of the Dealer organiser Mark Westgarth joins BADA Prize judges

28 July 2022

More big names from the art and antiques world have joined the judging panel for the BADA Prize.

Fernand Khnopff drawing

Khnopff’s Medusa sketch tops sale of works from Isabel Goldsmith collection at Christie’s

27 July 2022

A small work on paper by the symbolist Fernand Khnopff (1858-1921) led a selection of works from the Isabel Goldsmith collection offered at Christie’s.

Gentileschi picture seized by Italian authorities may have been exported legally

26 July 2022

A picture believed to be by Artemisia Gentileschi, but previously exported as attributed to the artist, has been seized by Italy's police force.

Louis Vuitton trunk

A Louis Vuitton trunk discovered in an attic is among five lots to watch

25 July 2022

With estimates from £150-6000, 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 for any Royal Doulton figure

24 July 2022

The most popular stories on this website over the last week included news of a prototype Bunnykins figure group making an astonishing price in Stoke-on-Trent.

Stanley Gibbons Group

Stanley Gibbons Group proposes de-listing from London Stock Exchange

23 July 2022

Stanley Gibbons Group, the stamps and coins dealership and auction specialist, has proposed to go private and remove its listing from the Alternative Investment Market (AIM), which is a junior sub-market of the London Stock Exchange.

Napoleon Bonaparte knife and folk

Knife and fork made for Napoleon star in our pick of five auction highlights

22 July 2022

ATG’s weekly selection of items that caught bidders’ eyes includes two pieces of silver-gilt cutlery from a service made for the French emperor

Frieze Masters

Frieze Masters to celebrate 10th anniversary as it returns this autumn

21 July 2022

Frieze Masters is celebrating its 10th anniversary returning to Regent’s Park this autumn from October 12-16.

Matthew Haley

Promotions and appointments – the latest Movers & Shakers across the world of art and antiques

20 July 2022

A new boss for Bonhams’ Knightsbridge saleroom is among the latest updates.

Phillips New York

Auction house Phillips to open Los Angeles gallery after record half year results

19 July 2022

Phillips reported total sales of $746m for the first half of 2022, up 37% on the previous year.

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A silver bear pin cushion and a portrait of Thomas Hardy are among five lots to watch

18 July 2022

With estimates from £200-7000, here are five previews of upcoming items.

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Top stories this week – including news of a lot withdrawn from auction after Chinese government intervention

17 July 2022

The most popular stories on this website over the last week included news of a silver flask looted by British troops from Beijing’s Summer Palace in 1860 being withdrawn from auction.

Handwritten letter by J.R.R.Tolkien

Handwritten and signed Tolkien letter comes to US auction

16 July 2022

A handwritten autograph letter signed by J.R.R. Tolkien is to be one of the centrepiece offerings in Heritage Auctions’ Rare Books Signature Auction in Dallas, Texas, July 27-28, estimated at $10,000+.

Victorian diamond and ruby bat brooch

Victorian bat brooch stars in our pick of six auction highlights

15 July 2022

ATG’s weekly selection of items that caught bidders’ eyes includes a rare Victorian diamond and ruby bat brooch that sold for 45-times estimate in Somerset.

Gorgosaurus skeleton

First ever complete Gorgosaurus dinosaur skeleton comes to auction in New York

14 July 2022

The first ever complete Gorgosaurus skeleton is to be offered at auction by Sotheby’s.

Christie’s Jussi Pylkkänen

Christie’s confident for rest of year despite challenging climate after hitting £3.3bn in half year sales

13 July 2022

Christie’s released its first half results for 2022, reporting total sales at £3.3bn ($4.1bn), up 34% on the previous year.

Ashley Gallant

Appointments at BADA, Bishop & Miller and Elstob & Elstob – a round up across the art and antiques sector

12 July 2022

Our latest news on hires includes new faces at auction houses and a dealer association.

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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.