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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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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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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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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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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.

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International previews: Rome

05 April 2017

Included in the April 10 sale of Old Masters, antique furniture, ceramics and works of art that is part of Babuino’s sale series in Rome this month is this small painting by the early 17th century Flemish artist Roelant Savery.

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TEFAF features treasures loaned from the Galleria Borghese in tribute to classic collector

21 February 2017

Treasures from the Galleria Borghese in Rome will feature in a loan exhibition at this year’s TEFAF Maastricht.

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Canaletto gouaches on view in London prior to auction in Genoa

04 November 2016

Two unusual works by Giovanni Antonio Canal, better known as Canaletto (1697-1786), will be on display in a Mayfair Gallery this week prior to their sale at auction later in the month in Genoa, Italy.

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Forum Auctions formalises Italian operations

12 October 2016

Forum Auctions has formalised its deal with book dealer Filippo Rotundo’s Phiobiblon Gallery and will hold Forum branded auctions in Italy later this month.

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Two stolen paintings return to Italy after 22 years

07 June 2016

Two large Old Master paintings worth up to €180,000 (£123,530) have been returned to Italy 22 years after they were stolen.

Italian trade lobby to change export laws

12 October 2015

Stakeholders in the Italian art market will meet lawmakers this week in the hope of overturning legislation they say has hampered the country’s art market for a century.

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Rare Boccaccio manuscript at Florence Biennale

18 September 2015

Florence’s longstanding Antiques Fair, the ‘Biennale Internationale dell’ Antiquariato di Firenze’, opens next week in the city’s 17th century Palazzo Corsini, running from September 26 to October 4.

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Rome deal for Dreweatts & Bloomsbury

05 November 2013

Dreweatts & Bloomsbury auctions have joined forces with Philobiblon, a leading Italian antiquarian books and manuscripts specialist, to offer monthly valuation events, auctions and fine art exhibitions in Rome.

Bloomsbury’s Italian franchise ends

08 October 2012

The franchise agreement under which Bloomsbury Auctions Italia has operated in Rome since September 2011 has ceased.