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Martina Fusari

New appointments and latest updates from across the art and antiques sector

12 May 2021

New faces at Bonhams and Gurr Johns are among this week’s round-up of moves and appointments.

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West Sussex auction house holds first paintings preview in central London

12 May 2021

Bellmans will hold its first London preview when it exhibits highlights of its upcoming auction.

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Ancient Libyan statue returned home with the help of The British Museum and HMRC

11 May 2021

A funerary statue from Cyrene (near present-day Shahhat in Libya) dating to the 2nd century BC is being returned to Libya.

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Remembering Napoleon 200 years after his death as demand rises for relics

10 May 2021

The bicentenary of Napoléon Bonaparte's death boosts demand for relics

Edoardo Roberti

Sotheby’s shakes up its Old Masters and Fine Art teams

10 May 2021

Sotheby’s has made changes to its Old Master department in London.

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Pick of the week: Symbol of a surprisingly diverse era

10 May 2021

London’s art world between the wars was a surprisingly diverse community.

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French and Irish events to reopen as indoor fairs in England resume next week

10 May 2021

The restrictions operating during the latest lockdowns are continuing to ease in countries including France and the Republic of Ireland.

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A 19th century baker’s shop fitting and a Lowestoft jug are among five lots to watch at auction

10 May 2021

With estimates from £1500-10,000 here are five previews of upcoming items this week.

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Obituary: Victoria de Rin (1931-2020)

10 May 2021

At the end of last year the antiques business lost one of its expert dealers, Victoria de Rin, a leading light in the world of collectables, who specialised in Wemyss Ware. Sadly she passed away on December 12, 2020.

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Dragon vases fire up Zurich interest

10 May 2021

Porcelain on offer in Swiss saleroom catches the eye of international bidders.

International book auctions

10 May 2021

A list of upcoming international books auctions.

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Watchmaker to the royal family

10 May 2021

Little is known about the biography of the German watchmaker Sigismund Rentzsch, who came to London in the early 19th century, where he set up a workshop.

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The mapping of geopolitics

10 May 2021

A brief history of maps designed to communicate ideas over geographical accuracy

UK and Irish book auctions

10 May 2021

This is a selection of specialist auctions. Dates are subject to change as are the conditions under which the auction may be held. Readers should check with the auction house for further details.

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Swiss and German fine art highlights

10 May 2021

Recent stand-out lots from salerooms in Basel, Zurich, Constance, Stuttgart and Dresden

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News In Brief – including news of Queen Victoria's slippers coming to auction

10 May 2021

A round-up of art and antiques news from the previous seven days, including news of slippers once owned by Queen Victoria coming to auction.

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The web shop window: English bureau plat which appeared in James Bond film Dr No

10 May 2021

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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Goldscheider lamp offered at Plauen sale

10 May 2021

'Orangepflückerin' (Orange Picker) lamp by Goldscheider up at auction in Germany.

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Printing money: wall power and connoisseurship on a budget

10 May 2021

Modern prints can offer the chance to own interesting and eye-catching works, including those by well-known artists, without needing to invest large sums of money. This makes prints a viable option for collectors on a smaller budget as well as those just starting out.

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Lapis lazuli lion from the Elamite Empire

10 May 2021

Hermann Historica in Grasbrunn, on the outskirts of Munich, is holding its extensive spring auction from May 26-28 and June 1-2.

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