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Tipu Sultan's gold finial

Export block issued on 18th century Tipu Sultan throne finial despite valuation doubt

16 November 2021

The UK government has issued a temporary export bar for a gold finial that once adorned the throne of Tipu Sultan (1750-99).


A Russian silver vase by Fabergé and a Clarice Cliff bowl are among five lots to watch

15 November 2021

With estimates from £100-4000 here are five previews of upcoming items.

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Top stories this week – including news of an auction record for a Rolling Stones poster

14 November 2021

The most popular stories on this website over the last week included a rare concert poster promoting an early run of The Rolling Stones concerts selling for a record sum.

Greystokes Castle

Greystoke Castle contents to be sold at auction in Cumbria

13 November 2021

The contents of Grade II* listed Greystoke Castle near Penrith is coming to auction at Mitchells in Cockermouth with a selection of fine paintings, furniture and Chinese porcelain.

Kangxi blue and white brush pot

Chinese brush pot stars in our pick of five auction highlights

12 November 2021

ATG’s weekly selection of items that caught bidders’ eyes includes a Kangxi blue and white brush pot that made over 40-times estimate in Essex.

John Constable sketch of Salisbury Cathedral

Constable’s vision: oil sketch of Salisbury Cathedral emerges at Christie’s

11 November 2021

A John Constable (1776-1837) oil sketch of Salisbury Cathedral is among the lots headlining Christie’s Old Masters evening sale on December 7.

Photographs of Prince Charles as a boy

The Real Crown: Two collections giving an insight into royal life emerge at auction

11 November 2021

For royal watchers in the saleroom, the latter part of 2021 promises to be quite a boon.