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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.

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Join the tribe

27 October 2021

Non-European ethnographic art is a one of the new categories at Fine Arts Paris, represented by Patrick and Ondine Mesdagh from Brussels who will be showing a selection of pieces from four continents.

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Debussy the composer by artist friend Blanche

27 October 2021

A portrait of the composer Claude Debussy painted by the French artist Jacques-Emile Blanche (1861-1942) met with a flurry of phone bids when it came up for sale on October 12 in Paris.

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Thirst for knowledge

27 October 2021

This Old Master painting by the 18th century Italian landscape artist Andrea Locatelli (1695-1741) will be shown at Fine Arts Paris by L’Horizon Chimérique from Bordeaux.

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Follies add serious date weight

27 October 2021

This 19th century China Trade painting was a highlight of the sale held by Ivoire Besançon (22% buyer’s premium) in France on October 17.

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Panel from a monumental Parisian wallpaper work

27 October 2021

Early wallpapers and wall coverings are specialities of Carolle Thibaut-Pomerantz.

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Fine Arts Paris adds more galleries and specialities

27 October 2021

Fine Arts Paris, which last year was held as an online event, is back at the Carrousel du Louvre, its home in 2019.

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Dollar fits the bill

27 October 2021

Among the works that the Old Master picture dealership Galerie de Bayser, a Fine Arts Paris regular, will be showing at the fair is this equestrian portrait by Jean-Léon Gerome (1824-1904) of the famous thoroughbred Dollar.

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Godchaux’s animal attraction

27 October 2021

Xavier Eeckhout specialises in animalier sculpture and for Fine Arts Paris the Parisian dealer will be focusing the spotlight on the works of Roger Godchaux (1878-1958) an artist whose catalogue raisonné he has just completed.

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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.

Triceratops skeleton

‘Big John’ triceratops skeleton sells for €5.5m (£4.7m) in Paris

23 October 2021

The largest triceratops skeleton ever discovered has been sold in France by Binoche et Giquello.

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Stonemasons struck gold in house discovery

18 October 2021

Coin hoard dispersed in white-glove auction.

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Mirror is Printz charming

18 October 2021

An ensemble of furnishings by the French designer/decorator Eugène Printz (1879- 1948) that were created in the 1930s for a villa in Casablanca, Morocco, will feature at Briscadieu Bordeaux in the French city on November 6.

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Wiseman joins Bonhams

18 October 2021

Oliver Wiseman has joined Bonhams as a senior wine specialist in Paris.

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Schwitters in the mix

18 October 2021

A number of French auction houses will be holding sales of Modern and Contemporary art to coincide with FIAC, the annual Paris fair devoted to Contemporary art, which takes place this year from October 21-24.

Neil Grenyer, Brian Goodison-Blanks and Cristian Beadman

New appointments – the latest news across auction houses in the UK and overseas

13 October 2021

A round-up of moves across the art and antiques sector.

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Latest international auction house appointments

11 October 2021

A look at recent new roles across salerooms.

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Versailles acquires bust of Sun King’s doctor from London dealer following TEFAF 2020 fair

06 October 2021

The Chateau de Versailles in France has purchased a sculpture of Louis XIV’s (1643-1715) surgeon.

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Across the rooftops

04 October 2021

This painting by Jean Hélion (1904-87) will feature in the sale of furniture, objects and paintings at Copages Auction at Drouot in Paris on October 15.

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Jean Dufy double act at Cannes auction

04 October 2021

Two mid-20th century paintings by the French artist Jean Dufy (1888-1964) were among the highlights of the sale of Impressionist and Modern art, Old Masters, sculpture, ceramics and decorative arts at Besch Cannes Auction (21.25% buyer’s premium).