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Dealers on the Brexit effect: Oven ready trade or a half-baked mess?

23 May 2022

Special report looking at the experiences of art and antiques businesses after Brexit

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Michelangelo discovery brings €20m at Christie’s in Paris

23 May 2022

One of only a small number of drawings by Michelangelo still remaining in private hands sold for €20m (£16.9m) at Christie’s Paris last week.

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Chinese imperial highlights at the double in Paris

23 May 2022

Pictured here are two examples of provenanced Chinese imperial works of art that achieved high prices in the French capital this spring.

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Meal time for two at Zurich auction

23 May 2022

Koller will hold a three-session sale of Asian art in its Zurich rooms on June 1.

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Experience Italy: How to combine visits to beautiful towns and cities with an antiques buying trip

23 May 2022

Visit to beautiful towns and cities can be combined with an antiques buying trip

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Drug jars given auction treatment

23 May 2022

Single sale offers two notable collections featuring Italian maiolica and French faience

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Trials and tribulations: case study of cross-border trade

23 May 2022

Marc and Marcia Harrison transported their own stock from their home in the Netherlands to the Chelsea Rare Books Fair in May, trialling the system they expect to use frequently in the future and hoping to demonstrate the process for their fellow book dealers.

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A Knibb golden opportunity: table clock emerges in German auction

16 May 2022

This Charles II ebony and silvermounted table clock by the London golden-age clockmaker Joseph Knibb (1640-1711) emerged for sale in Germany.

Titian's The Penitent Magdalen

Vienna sale sets third-highest Titian price

16 May 2022

A late version of the Penitent Magdalen by Titian (c.1485- 1576) that surfaced at Austrian saleroom Dorotheum has sold for €4.1m (£3.5m).

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Popeye toys: Collector who originally sold tank wanted it back so badly he paid a record price

16 May 2022

Specialist toy sales held in April on either side of the Atlantic have yielded some notable prices for items from two specific categories: toys relating to Popeye and a collection of toy boats.

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Fluttering around in Surinam

16 May 2022

Though it is the pineapple that is most prominent, it is the assortment of creatures that flutter around, climb or emerge from its leaves that are the principal attraction of this coloured plate, below.

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Fair offers avant-garde attractions

16 May 2022

A fair featuring books, posters, photographs, pictures and records covering Surrealism, counter culture and underground movements will take place in Paris this summer.

Woolley & Wallis

New appointments and premises across the world of art and antiques

10 May 2022

New faces at Woolley & Wallis, Runjeet Singh and Freeman’s are among the latest Movers & Shakers.

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Treasures escape the Red Army

09 May 2022

German castle’s works of art hidden away in the war come to light in Munich saleroom

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Amber casket strikes ‘Baltic gold’ at auction

09 May 2022

Over the years, the extensive general sales at Metz (25% buyer’s premium) in Heidelberg have provided many a surprise, partly explainable by the fact that all lots are offered without reserve.

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Headless but not valueless

09 May 2022

Even though the head of the Christ Child was missing, numerous bidders joined in the action when a carved figure of the Madonna with Child came up for sale in Düsseldorf.

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Roll out the barrel organ

09 May 2022

Until the widespread advent of the wireless, barrel organs were a familiar sight (and sound) on the streets of Berlin and other major German cities.

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Swiss peak proves to be a bargain price 15 years on

09 May 2022

During the late summer of 1907, the Swiss artist Ferdinand Hodler visited the Engadin region and painted six landscapes of nearby mountains.

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Mahogany armchairs inspired by Percier and Fontaine offered in Stuttgart

09 May 2022

The countless designs for furniture and decorative arts created by Charles Percier and Pierre Fontaine, who were known as Napoleon’s architects, not only found favour with the French emperor but also had an enduring influence on cabinetmakers throughout Europe.

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Romanian artist Brauner does the twist

09 May 2022

The Romanian artist Victor Brauner is known above all for his disturbing Surrealist paintings, often incorporating violent scenes.

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