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Stuttgart buyer wise to a Tibetan thangka

04 July 2022

A string of high prices way over estimates emerged at a recent Asian art sale held by Nagel (24.5% buyer’s premium) in Stuttgart.

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Garrard jewellery that comes with a twist

04 July 2022

This late Victorian Garrard & Co pearl and diamond tiara was described by Great Western Auctions in Glasgow as ‘the ultimate in metamorphic jewels’.

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Victorian pair took a passage from India

04 July 2022

A Victorian sapphire, diamond and pearl brooch-pendant was one of two pieces with Indian roots offered for sale at Duke’s (25% buyer’s premium).

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Roman jewellery box on offer in Munich sale

04 July 2022

Almost two thousand years ago, a wealthy Roman woman would have kept her jewellery or trinkets in a cylindrical box, a so-called Pyxis. They were originally plain vessels, often made of pottery.

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Triple helping of St Ives treats

04 July 2022

Exhibitions in London, Cornwall and Edinburgh cover artists who worked in the town

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Estate sale supplies ample enamel

04 July 2022

Swaythling auction includes more than 80 pieces of 18th century English origin

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Neptune buyer splashes out

04 July 2022

Set of charts, plans and views was published by the Admiralty for Royal Navy use

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Bamberg dealers back to business at this year's festival

04 July 2022

After the difficult years of the pandemic, the organisers of the Bamberger Antiquitätenwochen are hoping that this year’s event will mark a return to some form of normality.

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ATG lettter: Our customers value fast, free and efficient shipping

04 July 2022

We were concerned to read the letter ‘Salerooms should get on board with in-house shipping’ (ATG No 2548).

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Cartier’s clock mystery solved

04 July 2022

On June 23 Bonhams Hong Kong sold a version of Cartier’s first-ever mystery clock: the Model A.

Obituary: antiques dealer Gino Viscossi

04 July 2022

I am writing with fond and cherished memories of a much loved and admired character, recently passed, in June 2022.

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17th century survey of Indian plants proves surprise lot at Sotheby's

04 July 2022

A sale held by Sotheby’s (26/20/13.9% buyer’s premium) to disperse natural history works from the library of Henry Rogers Broughton, 2nd Baron Fairhaven, contained a good many lots that brought six-figure bids, but the one featured here was one that proved a surprise.

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Bid Barometer: issue 2550

04 July 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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Art Deco necklace bearing the Boivin mark makes over 10-times estimate

04 July 2022

This Art Deco turquoise, rock crystal and black enamelled silver necklace carries the maker’s mark of the celebrated French atelier René Boivin.

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What an incredible Hulk

04 July 2022

A real stand-out success in the Comic Book Auctions (20% buyer’s premium) timed online sale that ended on May 29 was to be found among the large collection of US comics that were offered without reserve – albeit a British issue of the comic bearing a cover price of nine pence.

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Yes!! I’ve just bid £3500 on a load of old bones…

04 July 2022

Captured on video camera and shared by the auction house on Twitter, this was the fistpumping moment of joy when historian Tom Holland bought a Psittacosaurus skeleton at Woolley & Wallis in Salisbury on June 30.

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Winterton jewellery team expands

04 July 2022

The jewellery team at Richard Winterton Auctioneers has expanded.

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Paintings by the likes of Francis Picabia top the Swaythling collection

04 July 2022

The top-selling lots in the Swaythling collection sold at Christie's were paintings from a diverse range of genres and periods.

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Lock and key to Edward IV mourning brooch

04 July 2022

During renovations of St George’s Chapel, Windsor, in 1789, the tomb of the War of the Roses monarch Edward IV (1442-83) was rediscovered and his coffin accidentally opened while being moved.

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News in brief – including the sale of a watch worn by Elvis Presley

04 July 2022

A round-up of art and antiques news from the previous seven days, including a watch worn by Elvis Presley selling for a six-figure sum at auction.

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