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Art from collection of Mrs Henry Ford II offered at Christie's and Doyle

22 February 2021

Property from the collection of Mrs Henry Ford II is being offered by more than one auction house this year. Christie’s has sales in New York on March 30 and London on April 15, and Doyle (26/21/15% buyer’s premium) held a single-owner selection in its New York rooms on January 25.

Perry claims Florida and takes on slavers before his Japanese fame

22 February 2021

A naval logbook kept by Matthew Perry offered in New York covered a very eventful period in this distinguished mariner’s career.

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Captain America socks it to Hitler

22 February 2021

A copy of the very first issue of Captain America soared to £320,000 (£235,640) at Heritage Auctions.

Caroline Shepherd

New hires at Forum Auctions and across salerooms in the Americas

16 February 2021

An update on the latest appointments within the art and antiques industry in the UK and overseas.

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5 Questions: Old Master and British art dealer Lawrence Steigrad

15 February 2021

Lawrence Steigrad deals in Old Master and British paintings, drawings, and sculpture

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Peanuts: early days unveiled at Heritage Auctions

15 February 2021

Early look of Peanuts cartoon strip evident from lot offered at Heritage Auctions.

Dawsons Auctioneers

New faces at auction houses across the UK and US

09 February 2021

The latest update on auction house moves including at Dawsons, Auction Antiques and Heritage Auctions.

New York style Brasher doubloon coin

$7.8m gold coin auction record for fabled Brasher dubloon

08 February 2021

A 1787 New York-style Brasher doubloon, perhaps the most celebrated issue in US numismatics, has set a new auction record for a gold coin.

Richard L Feigen

‘A great connoisseur of art’ – Richard L Feigen (1930-2021)

08 February 2021

The US art dealer Richard L Feigen has died at the age of 90. A notice in the New York Times stated he ‘died peacefully in his sleep after a brief illness with Covid-19 pneumonia’.

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Group of Wiener Werkstätte silverware shines alongside Knox and luxury liner relic

08 February 2021

American pieces understandably dominated the Rago (25/20/12% buyer’s premium) early 20th century Design sale in Lambertville, New Jersey, on January 21.

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Doll and Deco bottle soar above estimates

08 February 2021

This Oriental Bru Jeune No 7 doll was one of the successful entries in the January 21 Antiques and Design sale at Cottone (20% buyer’s premium).

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London laid out across four panels

08 February 2021

This mahogany and parcel gilt four-fold English screen featured at Doyle (26/21/15% buyer’s premium) in New York on January 21.

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Coley joins Hindman

08 February 2021

US auction house Hindman has appointed experienced antiquities expert Jacob Coley as director and senior specialist of the Antiquities Department.

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La Maison Moderne poster among top Art Nouveau offerings at Swann

08 February 2021

Among the highlights in the Swann auction of Vintage Posters on February 18 is this design for the French Art Nouveau shop La Maison Moderne from c.1900.

Richard L Feigen

Obituary: Richard L Feigen 1930-2021

08 February 2021

It is with profound sadness that we write to you about the passing of our founder and chairman, Richard L Feigen.

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Napoleon III decanters and glasses offered in Florida

08 February 2021

This French cased set of four decanters and 16 glasses dated to the Napoleon III period will feature in the 367-lot February 17 sale at Auction Life.

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Art Deco biscuit barrel emerges in Maine

08 February 2021

The February 26-28 sale at Thomaston Place Auction Galleries offers a wide selection of fine art and antiques of American and international interest.

Chinese export elephant form tureens

Pick of the week: Buyer figures out the tureen differences

01 February 2021

Tureens in the form of geese, cockerel, carp, ox head, boar’s head and other animals were an integral part of the grand display in an 18th century European dining room.

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Pencil drawings by Sir John Tenniel for Lewis Carroll’s stories emerge in Connecticut

01 February 2021

A plentiful supply of material of British and European interest was on offer among the 703 lots of furniture, jewellery, decorative objects and fine art offered at a recent sale at Nadeau’s (23% buyer’s premium) in Windsor, Connecticut.

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Colt icons become big money-earners

01 February 2021

Two iconic Colt pistols were the big money-earners from both sides of the Atlantic in the pre-Christmas arms and armour sales.

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