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Chardin still-life among highlights at French auctions this season

20 May 2024

Stand-out lots from upcoming sales including Chardin still-life, Napoleonic marshal's baton and fine art collection acquired over decades

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London’s ‘curious gardens’ inspired German botanist

20 May 2024

Published between 1750-73, Plantae selectae quarum imagines ad exemplaria naturalia Londini in hortis curiosorum (‘A selection of plants from natural specimens nurtured in London’s curious gardens’) is considered the most important botanical work ever printed in Germany.

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Flowers to soothe the pain of St Helena exile

20 May 2024

This wreath of helichrysum (immortelle or everlasting) flowers was apparently sent to Napoleon on St Helena as a token of support from two of his sympathisers in London.

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Seven up for complete set of famous Sowerby work

20 May 2024

The Science, Medicine & Early Technology auction at Flints (25% buyer’s premium) in Thatcham, Berkshire on May 1 was led by a complete seven-volume set of The Mineral Conchology of Great Britain by James Sowerby (1757-1822).

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Impressionism anniversary marked in major St James's exhibition

20 May 2024

Gallery with family connections stages a show 150 years on from Paris exhibition where the art movement began

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Cryptography book creates a Shakespearean drama

20 May 2024

Cryptoryptomentyces et Cryptographiae has been described as ‘arguably the most complete tome on esoteric cryptography ever published’, an esoteric claim to fame in itself.

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Prices high for Man Utd programme rarities

20 May 2024

A football programme for for the Estudiantes de la Plata v Manchester United Intercontinental Cup final on September 25, 1968, hammered down at a top-estimate £10,000 in Shropshire.

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Bid Barometer: issue 2644

20 May 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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Bake to basics approach to bread making

20 May 2024

Owen Simmons was a bit of a bread fan, it is fair to say. A lecturer at the National Bakery School in London, he produced the lavish book shown here.

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Laying down the laws for monks

20 May 2024

Manuscript ‘sold in 1776’ at forerunner of Sotheby’s emerges in New York sale

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Prince of Speed Georges Hamel designed nifty posters now sought after by collectors

20 May 2024

Original printings of two of the most familiar automotive posters sold for £15,000 each at Lyon & Turnbull (26% buyer’s premium).

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Top stories this week including news of a British watercolour flying over estimate

19 May 2024

The most viewed stories on this website over the last week included news of a ‘British School’ waterfall scene making 60 times estimate

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Leonora Carrington’s surrealist ‘masterpiece’ sets major auction record at Sotheby's

18 May 2024

Setting a record for any British-born female artist at auction, a surrealist painting by Leonora Carrington (1917-2011) drew a lengthy bidding battle at Sotheby’s New York on May 15, taking the artist into a new league commercially.

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Messi napkin contract sells for £600,000

17 May 2024

The napkin responsible for the signing of the teenaged Lionel Messi to FC Barcelona was sold by the player’s former agent at Bonhams

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Dorset police appeal for information following burglary at antiques centre

17 May 2024

Lone thief took several high-value items of jewellery

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Early Dod Procter portrait turns heads at West Sussex auction

16 May 2024

A bidding battle broke out at Bellmans in West Sussex yesterday for an early and engaging portrait by Dod Procter (1890-1972), setting the second highest auction price ever recorded for the artist.

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Eric Clapton’s Wonderful Tonight guitar set to rock auction

16 May 2024

The guitar on which Clapton wrote 'Wonderful Tonight' carries an estimate of £300,000-400,000

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Model aircraft used to instruct earliest aviators goes to auction

15 May 2024

The model of a Blériot XI could be the earliest surviving aeronautical training model in existence

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New boss for auction firms Dreweatts and Forum Auctions

15 May 2024

The parent company of auction houses Dreweatts and Forum Auctions has appointed a new chief executive.

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Damascened casket linked to Henry VIII’s metalworker comes to auction in Barcelona

14 May 2024

Iron and gold inlayed casket depicting sieges of Boulogne sur Mer is attributed to court gunsmith and armourer Diego de Çaias.

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