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Revoke of EU cultural goods regulation could leave Northern Ireland exposed

26 May 2021

The UK government is in the process of revoking the European Union regulation on the Import of Cultural Goods.

Alex Branczik

New appointments at Sotheby’s Asia among the latest industry updates

25 May 2021

A reorganisation for Sotheby’s Asia, a new shop and new books are among the latest updates across the art and antiques sector.

Limoges panel

A Limoges panel and Minton’s charger are among six lots to watch at auction

24 May 2021

With estimates from £150-8000 here are six previews of upcoming items this week.

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Top stories this week – including news of a ‘lost’ bronze vase being used as a table base

23 May 2021

The most popular stories on this website over the last week included news of a lost bronze vase by Thomas Hope (1769-1831), the pair to another in the V&A, discovered being used as a table base in Oklahoma.

Dr Ferdinand Mainzer

London and Birmingham museums benefit from tax scheme for doctor’s portrait

22 May 2021

The National Gallery in London and Birmingham’s Barber Institute of Fine Arts will both benefit from the acquisition of a portrait by German artist Lovis Corinth (1858-1925).

Collier and Pluncknett bed

Rare Aesthetic bedroom suite and a famous bare knuckle boxing print feature in our pick of five auction highlights

21 May 2021

ATG’s weekly selection of items that caught bidders’ eyes includes a bedroom suite from c.1870 that made 16-times estimate and a print depicting a famous bare knuckle bout that sold for over 10-times predictions.

Ryedale Ritual Bronzes

Metal detectorists’ bronze discoveries sell for £185,000 at Hansons

20 May 2021

A hoard of Romano-British bronzes, including a bust believed to represent Emperor Marcus Aurelius, has sold at Hansons for £185,000.