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Holbein’s Henry in a hat covered afresh

30 May 2022

Arguably the most famous portraits of an English king are Hans Holbein the Younger’s (c.1497-1543) depictions of Henry VIII.

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Get the ultimate dressing-up set

30 May 2022

The numerous coronations offer a chance to buy more esoteric objects at auction.

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Bid Barometer: issue 2545

30 May 2022

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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Her Majesty has a moment of reflection

30 May 2022

Perhaps the most famous 21st century image of Queen Elizabeth II is the photographic portrait taken by Canadian artist Chris Levine (b.1960) showing the monarch with her eyes closed.

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Britains coronation coach proves popular

30 May 2022

Throughout the 20th century toy manufacturers produced commemorative models, with the coronation coach a particularly popular subject.

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Diamond brooch given by Queen Elizabeth II as a thank-you for coronation duties

30 May 2022

A presentation diamond brooch given by Queen Elizabeth II to the Duchess of Norfolk for assistance prior to her coronation in 1953 is to be offered by Mayfair auction house Noonans on June 14, estimated at £4000-6000.

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First Freda then Thelma and Wallis for Edward VIII

30 May 2022

“It is quite pathetic to see the Prince and Freda. His love is so obvious and undisguisable.”

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The progress of Bunyan’s work

30 May 2022

Copy printed in Boston in 1744 and now offered in Chicago was defective but a real rarity

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Ring owned by Princess Margaret comes to London saleroom

30 May 2022

This Georgian enamel and rock crystal mourning ring was formerly owned by Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon.

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News in brief – including an antiques centre in Tetbury targeted by thieves

30 May 2022

A round-up of art and antiques news from the previous seven days, including news of more than £30,000 worth of jewellery stolen from an antiques centre in Tetbury.

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‘Victoria’s gift’ to faithful retainer

30 May 2022

By repute this 15oz silver chamber stick and snuffer with glass hurricane shade was a gift from Queen Victoria to her personal attendant and favourite John Brown (1826-83).

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Great price for edition inscribed by F Scott Fitzgerald

30 May 2022

An inscribed copy of F Scott Fitzgerald’s 'The Great Gatsby' was the most expensive purchase in a held by Potter & Potter (20% buyer’s premium).

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Paris plots a path to Asian art

30 May 2022

French capital follows the examples of New York and London for a dedicated week of events

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Smaller Boehm statue of Queen Victoria finds admiration at auction

30 May 2022

Joseph Edgar Boehm (1834-9) was commissioned to make a statue to mark the golden jubilee of Queen Victoria in 1887.

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‘Shuttlecock’ was a hit for children’s literature printer

30 May 2022

A children’s book estimated at £20-40 in a May 14 sale held by Pippa Deeley (15% buyer’s premium) in Bodiam, East Sussex, was sold instead at £2200.

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Seal specially commissioned by the Qianlong Emperor

30 May 2022

One of the highlights of Sotheby’s Asian art auction to be held in its Paris room on June 16 will be this jade seal carved with the imperial symbol of a dragon, estimated at €100,000-150,000.

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That’s the spirit: Sim pictures Brit social history and culture

30 May 2022

A 12-picture series titled The Modern Rake’s Progress is at the heart of a new exhibition from British picture dealer Andrew Sim of Sim Fine Art.

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Qing art: on a mission to learn new tech

30 May 2022

Chinese emperors certainly got the message when it came to artistic advances

British and Irish book auctions: May 31-June 18, 2022

30 May 2022

Our regular listing of UK and Irish book auctions.

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The web shop window: 18th century armchairs

30 May 2022

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

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