International

About 80% of the global art market by value takes place outside the UK. The largest art market in the world is the US with China in third place (after the UK) followed by France, Germany and Switzerland.

Many more nations have a rich art and antiques heritage with active auction, dealer, fair, gallery and museum sectors even if their market size by value is smaller.

Read the top stories and latest art and antiques news from all these countries.

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Get your teeth into T-Rex

05 September 2022

Bonhams Cornette de Saint Cyr is holding a sale in Paris on September 21 of a cabinet of curiosities given over to natural history, entomology and minerals.

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Bizarre goat rider and monkey combination

05 September 2022

Bertoia’s sale of the collection of Bill and Stevie Weart will be held over two days in Vineland, New Jersey, on September 8-9.

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Time waits for no-one at French auction

05 September 2022

'Une histoire du temps' (a history of time) is the title of the sale to be held by Aguttes in Neuilly on September 28.

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Menzel pops up in Hamburg thanks to joint drawing exhibition

05 September 2022

Stephen Ongpin Fine Art is staging a pop-up exhibition from September 13-October 7 of drawings by Adolph Menzel in Hamburg after an earlier staging was cut short by Covid restrictions.

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Russian Futurist’s US view offered at Doyle

05 September 2022

Doyle in New York is holding a Fine Art auction on September 14 offering a selection of affordable paintings, prints and sculpture that spans the late 19th through the 20th centuries.

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Single-owner Parisian collection includes Louis XVI commode

05 September 2022

A single-owner sale of property from a Parisian collection will be on offer at Artcurial in Paris on September 21.

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English embroideries impress at US auction

05 September 2022

Massachusetts sale includes elaborate examples of early needlework from across the Atlantic

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‘Gang of Five’ robot takes $70,000 at Morphy Auctions

05 September 2022

A well-preserved and boxed version of the 1960s Japanese Masudaya Machine Man robot was the highest flyer in the Morphy Auctions (20% buyer’s premium) August 9-10 toys and collectables sale in Denver, Pennsylvania.

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Rediscovered painting by German Symbolist von Stuck emerges in Missouri

05 September 2022

A rediscovered painting by the German Symbolist and Munich Secessionist artist Franz von Stuck (1863-1928) is to be offered by Soulis Auctions in Lone Jack, (suburban Kansas City) Missouri, on September 23.

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Chippendale chairs feature at Sotheby’s sale of the Joseph Hotung collection

30 August 2022

Sotheby’s will sell around 400 works from the collection of the late Sir Joseph Hotung (1930-2021) across a series of dedicated auctions in Hong Kong in October and London in December.

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Tile could be a star of the show at the Paris ceramics event

29 August 2022

Paris’ annual gallery-based ceramics event - the Parcours de la Céramique et les Arts du Feu - takes place this year from September 20-24.

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Sherlock’s brother detected in Arthur Conan Doyle autograph manuscript

29 August 2022

Making its third appearance at auction in almost 60 years, the 34pp autograph manuscript of Arthur Conan Doyle’s ‘The Adventure of the Greek Interpreter’, a tale from The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes collection of his stories that first appeared in The Strand magazine in 1893, has sold for $280,000 (£236,090) in Dallas.

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Dessert service with noble origins on the menu in British Columbia

29 August 2022

Maynards in Richmond, British Columbia, which offer this Chamberlain’s Worcester armorial part dessert service.

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Bordeaux date for local delights

29 August 2022

On September 15 in Bordeaux, Briscadieu will be holding a sale featuring a large group of around 100 lots of locally produced porcelains from the Verneuilh and Vanier factory, which began in the 1780s, all domestic tablewares variously decorated with floral, topographical, figural or pastoral scenes.

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Tribal art: Worlds of opportunity in Paris

29 August 2022

International array of visitors will be strolling the streets during the Parcours des Mondes to peruse and buy tribal art

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Christie’s auction of $1bn Paul Allen collection could be the largest in history

27 August 2022

An unprecedented collection of art belonging to the late Paul Allen, co-founder of Microsoft, could break records as it goes under the hammer at Christie’s.

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Old World works of art come fresh to Massachusetts saleroom

22 August 2022

English and Continental ‘country house’ offerings are rare in the US but not gone forever

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Duplicate set: Plate from ‘Rutherford White House’ dinner service takes $1500

22 August 2022

During the administration of Rutherford Hayes, who served as the 19th President of the US from 1877-81, the White House commissioned a dinner service from the Haviland factory in Limoges.

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Rare Tornek-Rayville dive watch emerges at Bonhams Skinner

22 August 2022

The latest sale of Clocks, Watches, & Scientific Instruments held by Bonhams Skinner (25% buyer’s premium) included one of perhaps only 50 surviving Tornek-Rayville TR-900 stainless steel dive watches.

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Henry Moore’s view of Justice offered in New Jersey

22 August 2022

The sale at Nye & Company in Bloomfield, New Jersey, on September 7-8 includes Modern and Contemporary art and sculpture from the David and Laura Finn family collection.

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