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Ceramics and glassware: taking the market for toby jugs at face value

11 January 2021

A London auction offering ceramics fans a treat thanks to single-owner collections and a mixed array leads a look at the market as a whole

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Picasso and Hugo partnership platters appear in first UK show

11 January 2021

Though prolific in many mediums, Pablo Picasso created silver platters in only 24 designs throughout his entire career, creating an even smaller number of pieces in gold.

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Bid Barometer: issue 2475

11 January 2021

ATG’s selection of auction lots bought by internet bidders on thesaleroom.com. This includes both the highest prices over estimate and the top prices paid online.

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The web shop window: ornate Renaissance pearl pendant

11 January 2021

Thousands of items are available to buy from dealers online. Here we pick out one that caught our eye this week.

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Obituary: Art dealer Robert Stoppenbach (1948-2020)

11 January 2021

It was with deep sadness that I learned of the passing of our gallery founder and friend, Robert Stoppenbach, on December 26.

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Bidders on the scent of an 1810 ‘classic head’ US coin

11 January 2021

Some of the best US coin discoveries are today made in the UK.

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Monstrous German auction over four days

11 January 2021

Presenting, as always, huge numbers of lots – some 2800 this time, an auction held by Reiss & Sohn (19% buyer’s premium) produced some notable prices.

British and Irish book auctions: January 12-30, 2021

11 January 2021

Our regular listing of British and Irish book auctions.

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Amphora pottery brings a touch of Bohemian Art Nouveau to Denver

11 January 2021

Amphora was the name given to the distinctive Continental pottery produced between the last decade of the 19th and the first of the 20th century in the central European Turn-Teplitz area of Bohemia by the RSt&K (Riessner Stellmaker and Kessel) factory.

ATG letter: Time for UK to ditch ARR

11 January 2021

MADAM – When ARR was originally introduced we were told that since the UK was in the Common Market, we had to follow their rules.

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Auction previews: issue 2475

11 January 2021

Our regular selection of previews from UK and Irish salerooms.

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Strong selling rate as market responds to abundant Wedgwood offerings

11 January 2021

A vast quantity of Wedgwood was on offer in a pair of decorative arts auctions held in Massachusetts at the end of last year.

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Single-owner books bring 007 heaven

11 January 2021

A significant collection of Ian Fleming’s books, typescripts and assorted autograph material raised close on £1m at Sotheby’s.

ATG letter: Different call to armchair

11 January 2021

MADAM – I was flattered to be mentioned in your Review of the Year 2020 (ATG No 2473). May I make a small correction?

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Precious metals prices: issue 2475

11 January 2021

On Friday, January 8, Michael Bloomstein of Brighton was paying the following for bulk scrap against a gold fix of: $1891.30 / €1537.67 / £1391.81

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ATG letter: Cleopatra underlines Ivory Act inadequacy

11 January 2021

MADAM – Your report on the export licence stop placed on the ivory and bronze Triqueti figure of Cleopatra indirectly highlights the tragically arbitrary nature of the Ivory Act (News Digest, ATG No 2474).

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Sotheby’s outpaces Christie’s across ‘transformative’ year

04 January 2021

Sotheby’s edged ahead of Christie’s in terms of annual turnover in 2020, with private and online sales helping both firms offset declines in totals from live auctions.

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‘Earliest dated Irish glass’ sells at auction

04 January 2021

What is perhaps the earliest dated piece of Irish glass sold at auction in Lewes.

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Pick of the week: Gilbert’s St George figure sells at a £1m high

04 January 2021

Closing the year in some style, a patinated and parcel gilt bronze ‘double size’ figure of St George set a new auction record for Sir Alfred Gilbert (1854-1934) at Bonhams.

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More independent condition reports requested across 2020

04 January 2021

Demand for independent condition reports soared during lockdown, according to one restoration firm.

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