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Latest news about key people in the art and antiques market including top names who work at major auction houses; organisers of significant art and antiques fairs; antiques dealers; collectors; museum curators; heads of trade organisations; market and regulatory experts.

Fabergé botanical studies at Hansons

“My most significant find ever” – Charles Hanson on discovery of two rare Fabergé flowers

22 May 2018

Auctioneer Charles Hanson has described the discovery of two rare Fabergé flowers during a routine valuation morning as his “most significant find ever”.

Pierre Lagrange

Hedge fund owner of Savile Row tailor plans online-only auction at Sotheby’s

14 May 2018

Savile Row tailor Huntsman & Sons and financier Pierre Lagrange are to hold an online auction at Sotheby’s later this month.

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Budgen to head medals department at Spink

07 May 2018

Marcus Budgen is to head the Spink medals department after the departure of David Erskine-Hill.

Freya Simms

Freya Simms steps into top LAPADA role: "I'll ensure dealers are in a strong place with Brexit and the ivory ban looming"

30 April 2018

Former Olympia fair organiser and art market PR will head the dealer association, after the sudden departure of the previous chief.

Ina Kok

Dutch scholar awarded prestigious bookseller prize for work on woodcuts from incunabula in the Low Countries

27 April 2018

The International League of Antiquarian Booksellers (ILAB) has announced the winner of the 17th Breslauer Prize for Bibliography.

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LAPADA boss exits after just three months

23 April 2018

Patricia Stevenson, the former Tatler magazine publishing director recently appointed as chief executive of dealer body LAPADA, has left the association.

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Spink specialist takes role as Lord Ashcroft’s medals curator

23 April 2018

Spink medals specialist David Erskine-Hill is leaving to take over as Lord Ashcroft’s medals curator on the retirement of Michael Naxton.

Thomas Bompard

Movers and shakers: latest arts and antiques appointments

17 April 2018

A look at the latest moves across the trade.

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Administrators ‘wrong to charge Mossgreen consignors for returns’

16 April 2018

Consignors to collapsed Australian auction house Mossgreen will not have to pay fees to have items returned, a Sydney court has ruled.

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Movers and shakers: latest arts and antiques appointments

10 April 2018

A look at the latest moves in the trade.

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Royal Warrant provides sweet reward for Rountree Tryon

09 April 2018

Rountree Tryon Galleries and director James Rountree have been granted a Royal Warrant by Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh.

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Auctioneer Richard Madley to represent Sydney firm as UK agent

09 April 2018

Richard Madley, a former director of Dreweatts, has been appointed UK agent for Sydney firm Shapiro Auctioneers, to source objects with an Australian background or provenance to be sold Down Under.

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Firm foundations: IACF’s operations director describes the value of experience in the organising world

02 April 2018

One of the aspects of the antiques fairs which are so much a part of the trade’s lifeblood is often their sheer longevity.

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Sotheby’s announces ownership scheme for staff

29 March 2018

Auction house Sotheby’s has launched a share scheme for employees that it says will benefit 98% of its staff.

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Smith leaves Oxford by design to join Lyon & Turnbull expansion

26 March 2018

Lyon & Turnbull has appointed Philip Smith, former head of modern & post-war art and design at Mallams, to the newly created role of associate director for modern art and design.

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5 Questions: Julian Eade

26 March 2018

Julian Eade deals in antique pottery and porcelain. He specialises in Doulton, particularly artist-signed pieces, as well as Royal Worcester, Minton, Coalport and other factories. He stands at the upcoming edition of Antiques for Everyone.

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Businessman and art collector launches book on unsung heroes

20 March 2018

Businessman and art collector Algy Cluff is launching his second book in two years – packed full of tales including art heists, forgeries and dispersals of art collections.

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Chinese works of art chief Nicolas Chow becomes chairman of Sotheby’s Asia

14 March 2018

Sotheby’s has promoted Nicolas Chow to chairman of Sotheby’s Asia. He has risen through the ranks of the company as the Chinese art market has grown rapidly since he joined Sotheby’s in 1999.

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Former Chelsea Flower Show head takes on LAPADA fair

12 March 2018

LAPADA, the Association of Art & Antiques Dealers, has appointed a former head of the Chelsea Flower Show as its new fairs and events director.

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People on the move - latest appointments

07 March 2018

A round-up of people in the news across the art and antiques world.

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