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Moorcroft Waving Corn pattern exhibition vase

Moorcroft exhibition vase stars in our pick of five auction highlights

24 March 2023

ATG’s weekly selection of items that caught bidders’ eyes includes a Moorcroft vase made for a 1937 exhibition that made over six times estimate in the West Midlands.

Jane Austen print

Jane Austen letter goes to her former house in deal brokered by Cheffins

23 March 2023

Jane Austen’s House in Chawton, Hampshire has acquired a rare early example of a handwritten letter by the novelist after its sale was negotiated by Cambridge auction house Cheffins.

David Brookes

Promotions and appointments at Mitchells, Lyon & Turnbull and Christie’s

22 March 2023

The latest round up of new faces across the art and antiques sector.

Samuel Taylor Coleridge's anti-slavery poem

Search for UK institution to buy Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s anti-slavery manuscript

21 March 2023

An anti-slavery poem written in ancient Greek by Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772-1834) has been temporarily barred from being exported from the UK.


Roma owner arrested in coin false provenance probe

20 March 2023

Richard Beale, the owner and managing director of London coin auction house Roma Numismatics, has been arrested in New York in connection with the sale of a record-breaking classical coin.

Fieldings auctioneers

Co-founder of auction house Fieldings stands down after 21 ‘wonderful years’

20 March 2023

Stourbridge saleroom Fieldings Auctioneers has had a change in ownership.

George I architect’s desk

A grand design: George I architect’s desk in demand

20 March 2023

This exceptional George I walnut and feather-banded architect’s desk was hammered down at seven times its low estimate.

Pieter Brueghel the Younger picture

Brueghel discovery found behind a door comes to auction in France

20 March 2023

A version of one of Pieter Brueghel the Younger’s (c.1564- 1638) best-known compositions, 'The Tax Collector’s Office', will be offered at auction after being discovered behind a partially hidden door in a home in northern France.

Fob seal

Pick of the week: Notable name seals the deal at £10,000

20 March 2023

An original owner of considerable military renown made the difference when a c.1820 gold fob seal came up for auction in London on March 14.


A Charles II stumpwork casket is among five lots to watch

20 March 2023

With estimates from £400, here are five previews of items coming up at auction this week.

Maltese bureau cabinet

Maltese cabinet makes du Boulay top price

20 March 2023

This mid-18th century Maltese walnut and marquetry bureau cabinet was the top lot of the du Boulay Collection at Duke’s.

Grand Palais Ephémère

News in brief including a new name for two Paris antiques fairs

20 March 2023

A round-up of art and antiques news from the previous seven days, including a new name for combined French fairs Fine Arts Paris and La Biennale.


Familiar fliers from New Naturalist but name of artist harder to place

20 March 2023

The work of illustrator Robert Gillmor graces many books from a well-known natural history series


Touch of Baxter detected on Flight, Barr & Barr dish

20 March 2023

An exceptional piece of Regency porcelain emerged for sale at Hannams (23% buyer’s premium) in Selborne, Hampshire, on February 21-24.


Postcard sends a €4000 Bauhaus message

20 March 2023

Director Gropius invited promising student Helm to promote an exhibition


Manchester United match programmes ‘could be unique survivors’

20 March 2023

A pair of football programmes proved the pull of early Manchester United memorabilia remains strong among collectors


Designer celebrated in the Soviet era

20 March 2023

This 9in (22cm) vase by the Lomonosov Porcelain Factory is signed and dated 1929 for Aleksey Vorobyevsky (1906-92)


End of the world viewed by Haring

20 March 2023

Much has been made of the fact that in 1988 Keith Haring produced a series of 10 signed and dated serigraphs with texts by the veteran writer William Burroughs with the title 'Apocalypse'.


Ally Pally fair back in business

20 March 2023

North London event is revived as organiser who used to be involved launches a revamped summer edition

British and Irish book auctions: March 21-April 7, 2023

20 March 2023

Our regular listing of UK and Irish book auctions.