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1) Warning for Cornishware collectors following ‘fakes’ convictions

Vintage Cornishware collectors and dealers have been warned to be aware of possible fakes on the market following the conviction of a couple for fraud.

Cornishware jars

An example of one of the forged Cornishware jars from Trading Standards.

2) Dealer says stumpwork panel ‘of outstanding cultural significance’

A dealer who bought a piece of 17th century stumpwork at the Robert Kime sale believes it may hold more significance for the history of race and gender than initially understood.

Charles II stumpwork panel

A Charles II stumpwork panel offered for a six-figure sum from Alexander George Antiques.

3) Australian library buys ‘convict artist’ portrait

A portrait miniature previously bought on eBay has been knocked down at an Australian auction for 30-times more than the original price.

Portrait miniature

A portrait miniature by Charles Rodius, Aus$40,000 (£20,885) at Artvisory.

4) ‘Secret’ Nelson bronze brings £185,000 at auction

A secret copy of a full-length bronze of Lord Nelson, sculpted by the sixth child of Queen Victoria, was the top lot in maritime specialist Charles Miller’s latest auction.

Nelson bronze

A commemorative full-length bronze of Lord Nelson (made in 1906, a year after the Trafalgar centenary) by Princess Louise Duchess of Argyll, £185,000 at Charles Miller.

5) Robert De Niro’s ‘Godfather’ suit stars in our pick of five auction highlights

ATG’s weekly selection of items that caught bidders’ eyes includes a suit worn by Robert De Niro in a famous scene from ‘The Godfather Part II’ that more than doubled estimate.

Godfather Part II Suit

Brown pinstripe woollen suit worn by Robert De Niro in The Godfather Part II, £50,000 at Propstore.