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TEFAF Maastricht

June fair calendar fills up as TEFAF reveals new date

18 January 2022

TEFAF Maastricht has announced a new date following its postponement in March.

The National Motorcycle Museum in Solihull.

Plea to help track down stolen coins after machete-wielding thieves strike at Solihull fair

18 January 2022

A group of coins were stolen from the London & Midland Coin Fairs taking place at the National Motorcycle Museum earlier this month.

Roman marble bust

My goodness: the £27,000 Roman marble bust

17 January 2022

The eclectic collection of Alison Barker (1951-2021) of London and Chichester was sold by Trevanion in Whitchurch, Shropshire on January 12.

 The Whisky Distilleries of the United Kingdom

Pick of the week: Whisky travelogue in demand at auction

17 January 2022

In the early 1880s Alfred Barnard, secretary of Harper’s Weekly Gazette (the magazine that morphed into today’s Harpers Wine & Spirit), decided to visit all distilleries in Scotland, England and Ireland.

Banksy stable sculpture

Banksy goes on spraycation to a model village

17 January 2022

This small wood and fibre glass sculpture by Banksy (b.1974) formed part of the street artist’s 'Great British Spraycation' series that emerged at British seaside destinations over the summer.

Waistel Cooper pot

Fine Art Society promotes studio potter Waistel Cooper

17 January 2022

The first half of a single-owner collection of more than 100 works by British studio potter Waistel Cooper (1921-2003) is on offer at the Fine Art Society.

Edward Barnsley cupboard

Cotswold family connections in demand at auction

17 January 2022

Lyon & Turnbull’s single-owner sale titled The Minoprio Collection: British Design in the Arts & Crafts Tradition included some very strong prices for mid-century Cotswolds School furnishings.

Art is Energy

Forum unveils its first dedicated NFT auction

17 January 2022

Forum Auctions will become the first UK regional auction house to hold an NFT sale.

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A silver owl inkwell and a set of George II walnut chairs are among five lots to watch

17 January 2022

With estimates from £200-80,000 here are five previews of upcoming items.

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Dish collected by porcelain obsessive Augustus the Strong brings bidding at Lyon & Turnbull

17 January 2022

The scene on this 19in (43cm) Yongzheng famille rose dish depicts the Daoist immortal Magu on her way to celebrate the famous peach banquet of the Queen Mother of the West, Xi Wang Mu, who rules over the garden of the peaches of longevity.

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Poignant piece of palace art

17 January 2022

This Qing bronze fragment measuring a substantial 19in (47cm) across was once part of a magnificent sculpture of a crane that adorned an imperial palace.

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Chinese work with European inspiration attracts interest in Somerset

17 January 2022

Many Chinese export porcelain forms were inspired by European silver or ceramic forms.

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Alfred Cohen’s Commedia view attracts interest against a lowly pitch

17 January 2022

American artist Alfred Cohen (1920-2001) was inspired by the colour and handling of the Post-Impressionists and the imagery of the Commedia dell’arte.

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The death penny ‘issued in error’ to a deserter

17 January 2022

The ubiquitous First World War memorial plaques – the ‘death penny’ – need to have a posthumous recipient of note to sell for anything more than £50-100.

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Sino-Tibetan gilt bronze tops seasonal Asian art sales in UK regions

17 January 2022

The highest single price posted in the regions during the autumn series of Asian art sales was the £380,000 bid at Duke’s (25% buyer’s premium) in Dorchester for a monumental Sino-Tibetan gilt bronze devotional figure of Tara broadly dated to the Qing period.

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Indian & Islamic garments prove to be auction talismans

17 January 2022

Indian talismanic shirts or Qur’an jama were believed to carry protective powers.

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The web shop window: symbolist's painting of owls

17 January 2022

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

 L’empire des lumières

News in brief – including news of the auction of René Magritte’s 'L’empire des lumières'

17 January 2022

A round-up of art and antiques news from the previous seven days, including Sotheby's offering René Magritte’s 'L’empire des lumières'.

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Exceptional examples of Victorian metalwork come to the fore at David Lay

17 January 2022

Christopher Dresser created a number of daring geometric designs for silver and silver-plated toast racks in the late 1870s and early 1880s, both for Hukin & Heath and for James Dixon & Son.

British and Irish book auctions: January 18-31, 2022

17 January 2022

Our regular listing of UK and Irish book auctions.

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