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Big expansion for Lots Road auction house

04 March 2024

Lots Road Auctions in Chelsea is moving to a large new saleroom in Fulham as the firm becomes an Employee Ownership Trust (EOT) following the retirement of founder Roger Ross.

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Cyber criminals target art and antiques dealers

04 March 2024

Dealers have been targeted by cyber criminals setting up copycat scam sites and tampering with existing websites.

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Rediscovered George II period table takes 100-times estimate at Berkshire auction

04 March 2024

A timed online auction at Thimbleby & Shorland of Reading included this fine quality Kentian console table that had come from a probate sale in London.

Alma-Tadema-designed bracelet

Snake armlet designed by Alma-Tadema slithers for sale

04 March 2024

This gem-set gold snake armlet, a gift from the celebrated Victorian artist Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema (1836-1912) to his second wife Laura Epps (1852-1909), will take centre stage on the stand of London jeweller Wartski at TEFAF Maastricht.

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Pick of the week: Poster promoting global baseball tour pitches up at a record price

04 March 2024

Discovered by a small auction house in Ohio, a baseball poster described as ‘the finest known’ has sold at auction for a record $200,000/£158,000 ($240,000 including premium).

Picasso designed chair

Chair prices propelled higher thanks to Picasso

04 March 2024

A Parisian sale titled Pablo Picasso and his Friends staged at Piasa in France on February 15 included a series of artworks to which the great man had contributed in some way.

TEFAF Maastricht 2023

TEFAF shakes up vetting committees

04 March 2024

Ahead of the 37th edition of TEFAF Maastricht the organisation has streamlined its Old Masters vetting committees.

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Fierce negotiator who had a sharp eye for artistic talent

04 March 2024

Roseberys’ sale of Modern British & 20th Century art on March 12 will include works from the collection of Bernard Sheridan (1927-2007).

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Does anyone know the whereabouts of this princely present?

04 March 2024

One hundred and fifty years ago this year the ‘Ladies of Chislehurst’ [sic] presented this inkstand to the Prince Imperial, the son of Napoleon III, for his 21st birthday.

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Modern British works from artistic sources boost Colchester sale

04 March 2024

A group of four pictures on offer in an Essex auction came from a vendor whose grandmother was part of the Fitzrovian set - the Bohemian group of artists and intellectuals centred around Charlotte Street in London, just north of Soho, in the 1920s-50s.

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News in brief including Nepalese artefacts repatriated by Belgium collector

04 March 2024

A round-up of art and antiques news from the previous seven days, including the repatriation of medieval Nepalese artefacts by a private collector in Belgium.

British and Irish book auctions, March 5-24, 2024

04 March 2024

Our regular listing of UK and Irish books and works on paper auctions

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Bangle by architect turned designer Zaha Hadid builds interest

04 March 2024

Among the most eagerly contested lots at a west London saleroom was a Georg Jensen silver bangle from the Lamellae collection designed by the architect-turned-designer Zaha Hadid.

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ATG letters: Money matters – museum’s name change is more accurate

04 March 2024

Re: ‘New Name is a Worthless Choice’, Letters, ATG No 2632). Daniel Fearon, as a regular visitor to the department, should know better than most that ‘money’ better describes the collection than ‘coins’ which is quite restrictive.

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Omega watches by Andrew Grima are bang on time

04 March 2024

At the peak of his fame, the Anglo-Italian jewellery designer Andrew Grima was invited by Omega to create what would become the About Time collection.

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Five questions: Old Master dealer Flavio Gianassi

04 March 2024

Flavio Gianassi of FG Fine Art specialises in Italian Old Master paintings and is among the dealers standing at the TEFAF Maastricht Showcase this year

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Precious metals prices: issue 2633

04 March 2024

On Friday, March 1, Michael Bloomstein of Brighton was paying the following for bulk scrap against a gold fix of: $2046.55 / €1898.42 / £1624.25

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TEFAF Maastricht focus: Charles Ede and Sean Kelly

04 March 2024

Antiquities specialists Charles Ede of London and Contemporary New York gallery Sean Kelly share a stand at TEFAF Maastricht’s inaugural Focus section, which is aimed at presenting complementary works from different artists and disciplines.

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ATG letter: Why Telford centre would be ideal fair venue

04 March 2024

The postponed Midlands Art Design Antiques Fair (ATG No 2632) raised the problem for organisers of such quality fairs finding suitable venues, particularly when geographic location and costs have to be taken into account.

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TEFAF launches its new focus

04 March 2024

Our preview of the upcoming Maastricht fair which includes a new section to promote cross-collecting

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