Baseball makes its debut in an early US publication

18 September 2023

The Book of Sports by Robin Carver is considered the first American publication to describe the sport of baseball.


Shell out for ornamental combs

18 September 2023

Massive ornamental hair combs such as this are associated with the East Sumbanese people of modern Indonesia.


Two Anthony Caro sculptures offered in Seattle auction

18 September 2023

Modernism from Northwest collectors at MBA Seattle Auctions on September 29 includes two works by the British abstract sculptor Anthony Caro (1924-2013).


Chinese export porcelain wins its spurs

18 September 2023

Over the course of four decades, medical stenographer Angela Gross Folk and her husband amassed an impressive collection of Chinese porcelain.

Nabeshima dish

Japanese 17th century dish stars in our selection of five lots to watch in the US

13 September 2023

ATG’s selection of items coming up for auction in the US includes a c.1680 Nabeshima porcelain dish from Japan.

Charles Sargeant Jagger’s Maquette for The Driver

A cast of Charles Sargeant Jagger’s Maquette for The Driver leads our selection of 5 lots to watch in the US

05 September 2023

ATG’s selection of items coming up for auction in the US includes a maquette for a famous sculpture that has become a London landmark.

Circus photos

Pick of the week: Circus photo album puts on performance at Florida sale

04 September 2023

A photo album containing 60 cabinet card photos of late 19th and early 20th century circus acts was among the highlights of an August 27 sale in Sarasota, Florida, conducted by Freedom Auction Company in conjunction with the Circus Historical Society.

Brutus Eid Mar-type gold aureus

Roma Numismatics director Richard Beale admits coin charges

04 September 2023

Richard Beale, director of the London auction house Roma Numismatics, has pleaded guilty to a series of charges in connection with unlawful sales of ancient coins.


Twentieth century art amassed by two generations of Ohio collectors

04 September 2023

On September 14, Caza Sikes in Cincinnati will offer an 86-lot sale of avant garde 20th century art and sculpture bought by two generations of an Ohio family.


Art Deco brooch owned by Evelyn Clothier comes to Hindman

04 September 2023

The September 12 Important Jewellery auction at Hindman in Chicago includes this Art Deco diamond, jade, cabochon emerald and enamel brooch mounted in platinum.


Find out what is on the cards in future sale

04 September 2023

This set of 36 cards is an early edition of what became known as 'Petit Etteilla' cartomancy (fortune-telling) cards.


Jeweller Cipullo works his alchemy at auction

04 September 2023

The Cartier Love Bracelet – the plain gold band with screwheads to lock it around the wearer’s wrist – has become one of the most recognised pieces of modern jewellery.


French bronze and enamel vases head to Florida sale

04 September 2023

Leading the Autumn’s Arrival Auction at Akiba Galleries in Florida on September 12 is a spectacular pair of French bronze and enamel vases of a type shown at the 1878 Paris 'Exposition Universelle'.


Toys from short-lived British firm Sacul come to auction in Pittsburgh

04 September 2023

These boxed hollow-cast figures of Peter Pan and Captain Hook in a sword fight were made by Sacul in the early 1950s to coincide with the Walt Disney movie release.


Patent reference helps to sew up profit

04 September 2023

A 19th century document referencing Elias Howe Jr’s patent for the first modern sewing machine sold for more than 100 times its estimate at Devin Moisan’s (25% buyer’s premium) sale in Epping, New Hampshire.

Movers and Shakers

New specialists at auction houses in Birmingham, France and New York

31 August 2023

A round up of appointments across the world of art and antiques.


Earthly pleasures: Avisseau's basin draws dramatic bidding at Strawser’s auction

28 August 2023

This Palissy-style ‘art of the earth’ basin is inscribed and dated 'Avisseau, Tours, 1856' for Charles-Jean Avisseau (1795-1861).


Charlotte Brontë looks back to her days as Currer Bell

28 August 2023

A wistful and chatty letter from Charlotte Brontë to her editor William S Williams comes for sale in California on September 7.


Sale underlines stateside popularity of Wedgwood

28 August 2023

Wedgwood has long been such a popular collecting strand in the US that it is no surprise to see quantities reappear on the market at auction, either as mixed-owner consignments or single-owner collections

Glass perfume bottle

Cameo glass perfume bottle stars in our selection of five lots to watch in the US

25 August 2023

ATG’s selection of items coming up for auction in the US includes a Thomas Webb cameo glass perfume bottle mounted in silver by Elkington.

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