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Pair of chairs record toppled twice in same Rothschild sale

23 October 2023

The auction record for a pair of chairs was broken twice as part of Christie’s Rothschild family auction series in New York.

ATG letter: Beware of antiquities claims that cloud the true picture

23 October 2023

Re: ‘More than $19m of antiquities have been returned to Italy following an investigation by New York authorities’, an ATG website story on October 17.

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Antiquities dealers hit back at ‘exaggerated’ claims of trafficking

23 October 2023

The Antiquities Dealers’ Association (ADA) has spoken out against claims made by the Manhattan District Attorney’s office and Homeland Security Investigations.

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The web shop window: photograph of Frida Kahlo

23 October 2023

Thousands of items are available to buy from dealers online. Here we pick out one that caught our eye this week.

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Dealer lends ceramics to exhibition on Old Master women artists

20 October 2023

A ceramics dealer is among those supporting a major exhibition showcasing women artists this winter.

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More than $19m of antiquities have been returned to Italy following an investigation by New York authorities

17 October 2023

The Manhattan District Attorney Alvin L Bragg Jr announced the return of 19 antiquities collectively valued at nearly $19m to Italy.

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Charlotte Brontë no longer in male guise

16 October 2023

A wistful and chatty letter from Charlotte Brontë to her editor William S Williams sold for $65,000 (£47,450) in California on September 7.

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Bumper selection of British dealers among Boston exhibitors

16 October 2023

Among the highlights at the Boston International Antiquarian Book Fair (BIABF) is a first edition of a 19th century German children’s book.

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Orpen portrait provides a good chalking point

09 October 2023

This portrait by Sir William Orpen (1878-1931) of his wife Grace is one of the highlights in Mark Murray Fine Paintings’ inaugural exhibition at its new space.

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Prints aplenty in the US

09 October 2023

A Rembrandt drypoint of 'Jan Uytenbogaert, The Goldweigher', 1639, is among the offerings at this year’s The IFPDA Fair (International Fine Print Dealers Association). Brought by Childs Gallery of Boston, it is offered for $36,000.

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Glenavy work appears in Texas

09 October 2023

An intriguing painting by Lady Beatrice Glenavy (1881-1970) emerged at auction in an unusual location last month.

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Clocks: Time for a folk tale

09 October 2023

Nineteenth century English clock adorned with Dick Whittington designs leads a look at horological hammer highlights and previews

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Start spreading the news…

09 October 2023

Spotlight on three exhibitions taking place in New York – starting with 18th century art from Rome

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Grass always greener in Los Angeles

02 October 2023

A classic example of Italian ‘anti-design’ led Billings’ (30% buyer’s premium) latest auction of Modern Art & Design.

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A Lalique story told by the founder’s grand-daughter

02 October 2023

Lion & Unicorn (25% buyer’s premium) is currently selling items from the estate of the late Marie-Claude Lalique (1935-2003).

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Early Hockney print emerges in Georgia

02 October 2023

An early printed work by David Hockney (b. 1937) comes for sale at Ahlers & Ogletree in Atlanta, Georgia, on October 14.

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Imperial Qing porcelain comes to Dallas sale

02 October 2023

A good example of imperial Qing famille rose porcelain emerged for sale at J Garrett Auctioneers (28% buyer’s premium) in Dallas on September 11.

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De Lempicka picks Art Deco style for her mandoline player

02 October 2023

'Femme a la Mandoline' was among the first paintings in what would become Tamara de Lempicka’s (1898-1980) full signature Art Deco style.

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Mary Cassatt works on paper come to Hindman from dealer collection

02 October 2023

Nine works on paper by Mary Cassatt (1844-1926) are included in Hindman’s 86-lot American Art auction on October 17.

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Chrysanthemums in full bloom at Bonhams Skinner

02 October 2023

The late 19th century Japanese artist Keika Hasegawa remains something of an enigma.

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