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Chinese blue and white vase

Chinese vase sells for 3850-times estimate in French sale

05 October 2022

A Chinese blue and white vase with a Qianlong mark shot past its four-figure estimate to sell for €7.7m (£6.2m) in France on October 1 – described as winning the 'EuroMillions' by the auction house.

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Seventeenth-century Hôtel Lambert furnishes enough lots for a six-sale series

03 October 2022

Sotheby’s Paris is selling the contents from the Hôtel Lambert, a 17th century Parisian Hôtel Particulier on the Ile de La Cité.

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Venetian style and high value

26 September 2022

Drinking vessel generates remarkable result.

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Second slice of de Marteau collection comes up in Paris

26 September 2022

Following on from its first dispersal of works from the collection of dealer and collector Claude de Marteau held by Bonhams in Paris this June, the second sale takes place in the French capital on October 4, held by Bonhams Cornette de Saint Cyr.

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Court in action

26 September 2022

The multi-talented dramatist, artist and set designer Louis Carrogis known as Carmontelle (1717-1806) is well known for his extensive series of portraits of members of the French Court and other famous personalities.

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Collector Interview: I am just nuts about nutcrackers

26 September 2022

Nutcracker collector and author aims to open a museum in his home country.

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A taste of Florence in the autumn

19 September 2022

International trade converge at the Palazzo Corsini on the banks of the Arno for BIAF.

Cromwell Place

Auction house Bellmans opens in Kensington's Cromwell Place

14 September 2022

News of Bellmans opening a London office in South Kensington is among the latest moves and hires across the world of art and antiques.

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Buying British abroad as rare coins emerge in Germany and Monaco

12 September 2022

Away from London, some exceptional coin sales coming up in Europe include a number of outstanding British issues.

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Merian marvel in Switzerland

12 September 2022

The Books & Autographs auction at Koller in Zurich on September 21 features the greatest work by artist and naturalist Maria Sybilla Merian on the insects and fauna of Surinam, estimated at SwFr120,000-160,000.

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Natural history and Bible pioneers in Germany

12 September 2022

'Hortus sanitatis' (Gart der Gesundheit, Augsburg 1485), considered among the most important early works of natural history and one of the first scientific incunabula in a vernacular language, is on offer at Munich saleroom Ketterer Kunst on November 28.

Galerie Steinitz

French antiques dealer teams up with Christie’s to auction blockchain-recorded furniture

07 September 2022

Antiques dealer Benjamin Steinitz is to offer 58 lots of furniture and decorative arts at auction that will be registered and secured on a blockchain.

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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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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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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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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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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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To TS Eliot from Virginia Woolf

15 August 2022

“Dear Tom, I should like to write a story called ‘Mrs Dalloway in Bond Street’ (the title, I suppose, could be changed if necessary). I should certainly expect to let you have it by Oct. 1st.”

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