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Dolls made by Bergen-Belsen victims after liberation

‘Liberation dolls’ come to auction in Newbury

09 May 2022

When the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp was liberated on April 15, 1945, a party of British Red Cross nurses and doctors stayed and tended those they could help back to health.

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Treasures escape the Red Army

09 May 2022

German castle’s works of art hidden away in the war come to light in Munich saleroom

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Amber casket strikes ‘Baltic gold’ at auction

09 May 2022

Over the years, the extensive general sales at Metz (25% buyer’s premium) in Heidelberg have provided many a surprise, partly explainable by the fact that all lots are offered without reserve.

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By Riccardi for Medici

09 May 2022

A small group of Riccardi Press limited editions, each title produced in runs of 500 copies for the Medici Society, were offered in an April 7 sale held by Thomson Roddick (18% buyer’s premium) of Carlisle.

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Nino’s dawn rises to take a decent price in Oxford

09 May 2022

Among the works by 19th century Italian artists generating interest at recent UK auctions was a landscape by Giovanni ‘Nino’ Costa (1826-1903).

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Pór result, healthy sum

09 May 2022

A woodland scene by Hungarian painter Bertalan Pór (1880-1964) caught the eye of a number of bidders at a Cotswolds saleroom.

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News in brief – including the auction of Maradona’s 1986 World Cup shirt

09 May 2022

A round-up of art and antiques news from the previous seven days, including the sale at Sotheby's of the World Cup shirt worn by Diego Maradona in 1986.

British and Irish book auctions: May 10-24, 2022

09 May 2022

Our regular listing of UK and Irish book auctions.

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Headless but not valueless

09 May 2022

Even though the head of the Christ Child was missing, numerous bidders joined in the action when a carved figure of the Madonna with Child came up for sale in Düsseldorf.

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ATG letter: Nicosia Convention – my thoughts on how it could tackle cultural goods trafficking

09 May 2022

The Council of Europe Convention on Offences relating to Cultural Property (also known as the ‘Nicosia’ Convention) entered into force on April 1.

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Market-fresh Tusquets masterpiece emerges

09 May 2022

A Spanish picture that had been in the same family for at least the past 120 years was among the works bringing demand at Bonhams’ (27.5/25/20/14.5% buyer’s premium) latest sale of 19th Century and British Impressionist Art.

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Roll out the barrel organ

09 May 2022

Until the widespread advent of the wireless, barrel organs were a familiar sight (and sound) on the streets of Berlin and other major German cities.

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Swiss peak proves to be a bargain price 15 years on

09 May 2022

During the late summer of 1907, the Swiss artist Ferdinand Hodler visited the Engadin region and painted six landscapes of nearby mountains.

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Duo helped to revive golden age Japanese ceramics

09 May 2022

The Bizen ware of Kaneshige Tōyō (1896-1967) and the Hagi ware of Miwa Kyūwa (1895-1981) star at 'Branching Out', an exhibition at Joan B Mirviss of New York.

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Mahogany armchairs inspired by Percier and Fontaine offered in Stuttgart

09 May 2022

The countless designs for furniture and decorative arts created by Charles Percier and Pierre Fontaine, who were known as Napoleon’s architects, not only found favour with the French emperor but also had an enduring influence on cabinetmakers throughout Europe.

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Star Wars figures: The force remains strong

09 May 2022

Power of the Force line was launched as the original Star Wars began to lose its shine but rarest figures still bring demand

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Romanian artist Brauner does the twist

09 May 2022

The Romanian artist Victor Brauner is known above all for his disturbing Surrealist paintings, often incorporating violent scenes.

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Brueghel Junior put in the picture

09 May 2022

After the death of his father from cholera in 1625, Jan Brueghel the Younger returned to his home town of Antwerp.

Dealer news in brief including change of ownership at Portland Gallery

09 May 2022

A round-up of news and events from around the trade.

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Hanson admits ‘I made mistake’

09 May 2022

The top-selling lots at Hansons’ April 1 Fine Art Sale were two pieces of Chinese blue and white porcelain.

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