Auctions

News and previews of art and antiques sold at auctions throughout the UK and overseas, from multi-million-pound blockbusters to affordable collectables.


Martina Fusari

New appointments and latest updates from across the art and antiques sector

12 May 2021

New faces at Bonhams and Gurr Johns are among this week’s round-up of moves and appointments.

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West Sussex auction house holds first paintings preview in central London

12 May 2021

Bellmans will hold its first London preview when it exhibits highlights of its upcoming auction.

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Remembering Napoleon 200 years after his death as demand rises for relics

10 May 2021

The bicentenary of Napoléon Bonaparte's death boosts demand for relics

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Pick of the week: Symbol of a surprisingly diverse era

10 May 2021

London’s art world between the wars was a surprisingly diverse community.

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A 19th century baker’s shop fitting and a Lowestoft jug are among five lots to watch at auction

10 May 2021

With estimates from £1500-10,000 here are five previews of upcoming items this week.

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Dragon vases fire up Zurich interest

10 May 2021

Porcelain on offer in Swiss saleroom catches the eye of international bidders.

International book auctions

10 May 2021

A list of upcoming international books auctions.

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Watchmaker to the royal family

10 May 2021

Little is known about the biography of the German watchmaker Sigismund Rentzsch, who came to London in the early 19th century, where he set up a workshop.

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The mapping of geopolitics

10 May 2021

A brief history of maps designed to communicate ideas over geographical accuracy

UK and Irish book auctions

10 May 2021

This is a selection of specialist auctions. Dates are subject to change as are the conditions under which the auction may be held. Readers should check with the auction house for further details.

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Swiss and German fine art highlights

10 May 2021

Recent stand-out lots from salerooms in Basel, Zurich, Constance, Stuttgart and Dresden

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Goldscheider lamp offered at Plauen sale

10 May 2021

'Orangepflückerin' (Orange Picker) lamp by Goldscheider up at auction in Germany.

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Printing money: wall power and connoisseurship on a budget

10 May 2021

Modern prints can offer the chance to own interesting and eye-catching works, including those by well-known artists, without needing to invest large sums of money. This makes prints a viable option for collectors on a smaller budget as well as those just starting out.

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Lapis lazuli lion from the Elamite Empire

10 May 2021

Hermann Historica in Grasbrunn, on the outskirts of Munich, is holding its extensive spring auction from May 26-28 and June 1-2.

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Upcoming books, maps and prints highlights for summer 2021

10 May 2021

A selection of upcoming books, maps and prints at auctions around the UK and overseas.

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Roald Dahl: ‘Never shelter children from the world’

10 May 2021

The Library Auction at Hansons (Bishton Hall, Staffordshire) on June 15 includes this autograph letter by Roald Dahl.

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Triennale floor lamp lights the way at Hindman

10 May 2021

On May 20 Hindman's Modern Design sale encompasses works by American and European designers including those from France, Italy and Scandinavia.

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Learning the market for Grosvenor School

10 May 2021

The linocuts produced by artists from the Grosvenor School in London, which ran from 1925-40, have been one of the liveliest areas of the Modern British prints market in the last 15-20 years.

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Pioneers of rugby and football: Sporting dynasty's collection sold in Cardiff auction

10 May 2021

Remarkable Birkett family archive sold at Rogers Jones auction reflected the earliest days of organised sport.

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Archaistic vase at Paris auction

10 May 2021

Guantype archaistic vase, seal mark and period of Yongzheng comes up at Paris auction.

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