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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Silver flask withdrawn from auction after Chinese government intervention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by British troops in 1860 during the Second Opium War, which was due to be auctioned tomorrow (July 6), has now been withdrawn.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.