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Hockney California drawing rediscovered by Chiswick Auctions

20 June 2024

A large prime period ‘California’ drawing by David Hockney, recently rediscovered by Chiswick Auctions, comes for sale this month.

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Rediscovered Edward Bawden watercolour finds path to London auction

19 June 2024

A watercolour by Edward Bawden (1903-1989) which was considered lost since the 1940s emerged at the latest fine art sale held at Olympia Auctions.

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Macau scenes set record for William Prinsep at Bonhams

19 June 2024

Two watercolours of the Portuguese colony of Macao by the British colonial artist William Prinsep (1794-1874) sold for record sums in Bonhams’ latest Travel & Exploration sale.

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Lucky bidder gets Willy Wonka golden ticket

19 June 2024

The production-made ticket is among other television and film auction highlights at Bonhams

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Rogers Jones expands to mid-Wales with sales at Gregynog Hall

18 June 2024

Welsh auction house Rogers Jones is launching sales at Gregynog Hall in Powys. It will also open a new regional office for mid-Wales and the border regions at the venue.

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Watch used in ill-fated Antarctica expedition appears at Bonhams

18 June 2024

A deck watch used in Robert Scott’s Terra Nova expedition found with the bodies of the crew has been sold by Bonhams

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Stay Young this summer

18 June 2024

Robert Young Antiques launches summer show in Battersea.

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A portrait miniature of Irish revolutionary Robert Emmet rouses bidders at auction

17 June 2024

The emergence of a rare portrait miniature of Robert Emmet, dated c.1803, at Gorringe’s in Lewes proved to be an exciting discovery.

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Defra to crack down on marine ivory trade

17 June 2024

The trade in most antique scrimshaw and narwhal tusks will effectively be banned in the UK in just over two months

German art VAT cut welcomed by dealers

17 June 2024

Art in Germany might be about to get a bit cheaper with the German government confirming it will cut the VAT on art sales from 19% to 7% in line with its import VAT.

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Browne steps down as executive chairman of BAMF after 28 years

17 June 2024

Anthony Browne, executive chairman of the British Art Market Federation (BAMF) since its founding in 1996, is to stand down at the end of the month. While he will remain with the association as president, his successor will be the art lawyer Martin Wilson.

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'William Kent' table is among five lots to watch this week

17 June 2024

With estimates from £800, here are five previews of items coming up at auction this week

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Meteorites archive soars over estimate at Carlisle auction

17 June 2024

Thomson Roddick Callan of Carlisle held a 270-lot sale of Antiquarian & Collectable Books and Related Items on June 6.

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Bid Barometer: issue 2648

17 June 2024

ATG’s pick of auction lots bought by internet bidders on thesaleroom.com, featuring both the highest prices over-estimate and the top prices paid online.

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Library emerges as big buyer at dedicated Welsh art auction

17 June 2024

Institution based in Aberystwyth purchases five post-war works at regular dedicated Welsh auction

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Hillier work hidden from the Nazis by a maid comes for sale

17 June 2024

Tristram Hillier (1905-83) described the Surrealist pictures he created at Étretat, the picturesque town on the north-western coast of France, as “some of the best I have ever made”.

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Start the week: Dealer shows with special look at works on paper

17 June 2024

The annual festival of art taking place at galleries across the capital and in several online shows is known as London Art Week and this year has a special focus featuring works on paper

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Previews: Lots on the way at this summer's auctions

17 June 2024

Our look ahead to some of the many stand-out items on offer at auctions this summer.

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The war effort: London gallery and museum collaborate to show hidden prints

17 June 2024

A large cycle of lithographs created more than 100 years ago and then hidden away is seeing the light thanks to a collaboration between a London gallery and the Imperial War Museum

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Best of British: Bullock longcase on offer in Heidelberg

17 June 2024

If proof were needed that regional British clockmakers were as capable of making impressive works as those of London colleagues, then an 18th century longcase clock being sold by Metz on July 19-20 in Heidelberg without reserve, provides it.

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