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Top stories this week – including a sell-out auction of gold coins discovered by builders in a French manor house

31 October 2021

The most popular stories on this website over the last week included news of a cache of French 17th century gold coins discovered by builders working on a manor house in Brittany.

Jacopo Bassano painting

Getty Museum acquires major Italian Old Master

30 October 2021

The J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles has acquired a painting by Venetian artist Jacopo Bassano (c.1510-1592).

William Shakespeare’s Third Folio

Rare copy of William Shakespeare’s Third Folio stars in our latest pick of five auction highlights

29 October 2021

ATG’s weekly selection of items that caught bidders’ eyes includes a copy of William Shakespeare’s Third Folio that more than tripled its estimate.

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Asian Art in London East Asian award winners revealed

28 October 2021

With its annual festival of exhibitions and sales in full swing, Asian Art in London has announced the winners of its East Asian art awards.

Edward VIII proof pattern £5 gold coin

Edward VIII proof pattern breaks its own auction record for a British coin

28 October 2021

The auction record for a British coin has been broken again by the same coin that set a new benchmark just seven months ago.

‘The Auction’ by LS Lowry

LS Lowry’s only painting of an auction to be offered at Sotheby’s

27 October 2021

This autumn, ‘The Auction’ by LS Lowry (1887-1976) will be offered at Sotheby’s Modern British Art sale in London.

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Pocket watch and chain mentioned in James Joyce’s Ulysses comes to Bonhams

26 October 2021

A 18ct gold hunter case pocket watch and chain referred to in James Joyce’s masterpiece as the action takes place across a single day is up for sale at Bonhams in Paris on November 4.