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Original Harry Potter artwork takes a magical $1.6m result

08 July 2024

The original artwork for 'Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone' sold at Sotheby’s for $1.6m (£1.3m) plus 20% buyer’s premium in New York on June 26.

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Scarpa’s brush with success

08 July 2024

The Venetian architect Carlo Scarpa (1906-78) designed for Venini from 1932-47, creating around 30 different ranges.

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Sino-Tibetan gilt bronze seals a sensational price

08 July 2024

Concept Art Gallery (22% buyer’s premium) in Pittsburgh enjoyed a sensational result on June 8.

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Harry Davis polar bears on the prowl in the US

08 July 2024

Three Royal Worcester vases on offer were all painted by the versatile decorator

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Princess Diana clothes given royal send-off at Beverly Hills auction

03 July 2024

In what was the largest curated collection of her personal items since 1997, dresses, hats, shoes and personal letters were all up for grabs at Julien’s.

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Scarpa’s brush with success when it came to glass making

01 July 2024

The Venetian architect Carlo Scarpa (1906-78) designed for Venini from 1932-47, creating around 30 different ranges.

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Harry Davis Royal Worcester polar bears on the prowl in the US

01 July 2024

Three Royal Worcester vases on offer were all painted by the versatile decorator

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Wheellock from French king’s famed collection comes to US saleroom

01 July 2024

A wheellock sporting arm from the renowned Cabinet d’Armes of King Louis XIII (1601-43) is for sale at Rock Island Auction Company (RIAC) from August 23-25.

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Toxicologist with style and substances when it came to life and collecting

01 July 2024

Estimated at $15,000-20,000 but hammering for $135,000 (£107,000), the highlight of the Asian works of art sale at Tenmoku (28/25/20% buyer’s premium) was a Chinese white-glazed incised dragon vase.

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Crouching Venus copy makes a stand-out sum

01 July 2024

On the market for the first time in over half a century, a Roman marble copy of the Crouching Venus hammered at $130,000 (£103,000) in the Freeman’s Hindman (27/21/15% buyer’s premium) auction on May 23.

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‘G’ marks jug as a Gorham production

01 July 2024

Although the designer and silversmith are unknown, this silver snake jug forms part of the group of trompe l’oeil objects produced during the 1870s-80s by the Gorham factory in Providence, Rhode Island.

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Automatic peeler with lots of appeal

01 July 2024

Over 100 patents for mechanical apple parers were granted in the US between 1850-90.

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Innovative Earth design ready for assembly

01 July 2024

Richard Buckminster Fuller (1895-1983) was one of 20th century USA’s most prominent architects, inventors and designers.

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Sino-Tibetan gilt bronze seals a sensational price

01 July 2024

Concept Art Gallery (22% buyer’s premium) in Pittsburgh enjoyed a sensational result at a recent sale.

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Artist who was blown away by hot air balloons

01 July 2024

With very few exceptions, the French artist Victor Philippe Lemoine-Benoit (active 1831-50) devoted almost all of his painting career to one subject: hot-air balloons of the type made famous by the Montgolfier brothers in the late 18th century.

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Harry Potter original artwork sells for $1.6m

27 June 2024

Thomas Taylor created the artwork in 1997 aged 23 years old and fresh out of art school.

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Newly discovered American portrait miniature of George Washington by Charles Willson Peale comes to a London saleroom

26 June 2024

A rare opportunity has come up to bid for a portrait miniature of the first US president, which has been found in the UK.

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‘One of the grandest’ of all English botanical books blossoms in US

24 June 2024

Near-complete version of a work on a grandiose scale that caused its author’s ruin comes to Chicago saleroom

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Hey presto, it’s painter Giordano

10 June 2024

Exhibition showcases work of Neapolitan Baroque artist who was famed for the speed of his production

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Make a racket about a super collection of tennis posters

10 June 2024

Extensive collection on tennis theme inlcudes early Wimbledon designs and Broders view of Monte Carlo

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