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Pick of the week: Institutions flock to Cheltenham sale for Maria Edgeworth archive

17 February 2020

Two institutions dominated bidding for the notebooks and correspondence of a significant Regency period female author at the Cotswold Auction Company in Cheltenham last week.

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Coronavirus: more Asian art sales shelved as Bonhams and Sotheby’s postpone auctions

17 February 2020

Bonhams and Sotheby’s have joined Christie’s in postponing their March New York Asian art auctions due to the spread of coronavirus.

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Girling and Oliver to leave Bonhams after reshuffle

17 February 2020

Bonhams has made a number of personnel changes this month as global CEO Matthew Girling departs.

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Original movie poster designs are drawing in buyers

17 February 2020

Unique artwork created to feature on film posters is proving to be a strong aspect of the popular entertainment collecting field.

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Cazabon’s Trinidadian scene surfaces in Lancashire

17 February 2020

A watercolour by Michel-Jean Cazabon (1813-88), Trinidad’s first internationally known artist, sold for £24,000 (plus 18% buyer’s premium) in Lancashire earlier this month.

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Whiskey mirrors galore reflect high demand

17 February 2020

The first specialist pub memorabilia sale of the year held by Co Cavan auction house Victor Mee (19% buyer’s premium) showed no drying up of demand in a lively market niche.

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Previews: £600 - £2000

17 February 2020

Our weekly selection from salerooms.

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Previews: Over £5000

17 February 2020

Our weekly selection from salerooms.

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News In Brief – including Bonhams offering an original copy of the Andrew Johnson impeachment resolution vote

17 February 2020

A round-up of art and antiques news from the previous seven days, including an original document relating to the first impeachment resolution vote against a US president being offered at Bonhams New York.

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Varley the watercolour wonder

17 February 2020

Group of paintings by one of the less well-known masters of the medium comes to light

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5 Questions: Joost van den Bergh

17 February 2020

Joost van den Bergh deals from St James’s, London, and exhibits at fair such as the 'Decorative Antiques & Textiles Fair' and the 'Open Art Fair' as well as taking part in 'Asian Art in London'.

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Affordable art: Three works sold for under £1250 including a Marjorie Bruford oil

17 February 2020

Three modestly valued works selling at regional sales including a Marjorie Bruford Cornish village scene.

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Entertainment memorabilia previews from the Fab Four in New York to James Bond in London

17 February 2020

A selection of upcoming entertainment lots at auctions ranging from the Fab Four in New York to James Bond in London and Tommy Cooper in Stockport.

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A toast to claret and beer drinking vessels at New York sale

17 February 2020

Beer was the preferred beverage of all classes in 16th century England and much of it was drunk from imported Rhenish salt-glazed stoneware.

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ATG LETTER: Remembering my customer for 40 years Reuben Reubens

17 February 2020

MADAM – I was greatly saddened to hear of the death of Reuben Reubens (Obituary, ATG No 2429) who was a customer of mine over the last 40 years.

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Hockney snowbound print drifts into Lots Road

17 February 2020

This large lithograph forms part of the Weather Series, a suite of prints created by David Hockney (b.1937) in 1973.

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No sex please – we’re British (clockmakers)

17 February 2020

Fancy committing to abstaining from “gaming, drinking, fornication” for a whole seven years?

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Hockney makes a £21m splash but total is down

17 February 2020

The overall total from the latest London series of Contemporary art auctions was down year-on-year. With one day sale still to run at the time of going to press, the running total of £197.4m from the sales at Sotheby’s, Christie’s and Phillips compared to £253.9m from the equivalent sales in 2019.

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Exhibition staged in London by American dealer focuses on new wave of avant-garde photographic works

17 February 2020

Dealer Michael Shapiro’s exhibition of Modernist photography showcases works capturing a fundamental shift in style.

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Object lessons from Midhurst

17 February 2020

Two items in focus at Midhurst

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