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Luminaries of Italian mid-century design

26 November 2018

Italy, like many European countries whose economies were ravaged during the war, had to face the challenge of picking itself up and starting afresh once hostilities were over.

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Etruscan bronze returned to Italy 30 years after disappearance

17 October 2018

An Etruscan bronze lar statuette has been repatriated to Italy after more than 30 years with the help of the Art Loss Register.

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Roman gold coin hoard uncovered in Italy

06 October 2018

Workers charged with the demolition of the former Cressoni Theater in Como, Lombardy have unearthed a hoard of 5th century Roman gold coins.

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Italy’s decision to cancel export licence “undermines trust”, says dealer

03 September 2018

An art dealership that sold a portrait of Napoleon’s brother-in-law to The Frick Collection in New York has strongly criticised Italy’s decision to retrospectively rescind its export licence.

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’Giotto’ export an issue for Italy says High Court

06 August 2018

The owner of a rediscovered painting attributed to Giotto has lost a High Court battle over its export from the EU.

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Art dealer in court over export of Giotto painting

29 June 2018

A London art dealer is in a high court battle with the Arts Council over the export of a Giotto di Bondone painting valued at £10m.

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Rediscovered Canova ‘self-portrait’ of Giorgione which tricked art experts goes on offer in London for nearly £1m

14 June 2018

A painting at the centre of a legendary art world hoax has been rediscovered after hundreds of years.

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Pietro Liberi's Allegory of Spring unveiled in Rome auction

14 May 2018

This Allegory of Spring by the 17th century Italian artist Pietro Liberi (Padua 1605-Venice 1687) is one of the works in the May 21 auction of Old Master paintings and furnishings that opens Babuino’s next auction series in Rome.

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Vatican buildings book sells in Rome

12 March 2018

One highlight of a February 20 sale held in Italy was the handsome, armorially bound 1694 first edition of the Swiss born architect Carlo Fontana’s Templum Vaticanum.

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French gallery focuses on the Italians who painted in Paris

12 March 2018

Paris was an important destination for artists in the 19th and 20th centuries and the city gathered in creatives from all across Europe.

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Art dealer and curator investigated over Modigliani paintings deemed fakes

12 January 2018

An art dealer is among those under investigation over a collection of Amadeo Modigliani paintings which have been denounced as fakes.

Italy reaches compromise on export regulations

02 October 2017

Italy has approved new laws relaxing the country’s art export regulations.

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Q&A with Florence 'Biennale' exhibitor Jorge Coll, CEO of Colnaghi

11 September 2017

Among the London art dealers who are off to Florence for the 30th edition of the city’s Biennale this month is Colnaghi. ATG canvassed the opinion of the firm’s CEO, Jorge Coll.

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Dealers gather in Italy for 30th staging of the Florence Biennale art and antiques fair

11 September 2017

While Paris has changed its 'Biennale' to run every year, the equally venerable Florence 'Biennale', (the 'Biennale Internationale dell Antiquariato di Firenze – BIAF') retains a traditional format running in alternate years.

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Italian magnet for art and antiques

21 August 2017

The ancient Tuscan city of Arezzo, with its Roman ruins, medieval walls, Renaissance architecture and murals by Piero della Francesca, has long been a magnet for art lovers.

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Casablanca movie poster sets record at Heritage Auctions

02 August 2017

A record for a Casablanca movie poster was made last week when an Italian example sold for a premium-inclusive $478,000 (£361,800).

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Go with the market flow in Milan

24 July 2017

Milan’s Navigli district dates to the 12th century and nine centuries later it is full of vintage shops, restaurants and bars, with its canals a great backdrop for the city’s biggest antiques and vintage market.

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Galileo landmark astronomical work at auction

17 July 2017

A 1610 first of Galileo’s Sidereus nuncius, a foundation work in modern astronomy, sold for €320,000 (£278,400) on June 15 at Minerva Auctions (25/18% buyer’s premium) of Rome.

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Rome around to Sunday antiques fairs

15 May 2017

The ancient Romans believed that no matter what happened in the world or how many empires came and collapsed, Rome would live forever. Hence its description by the Roman poet Tibullus in the 1st century BC as the Eternal City.

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Diamond cluster rings with Kashmir sapphires offered at Milan jewellery auction

08 May 2017

The jewellery sale at Il Ponte in Milan on May 17-18 will include items with provenance to a number of Italian aristocratic families.