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Private buyers snap up collectables at Woolley & Wallis

27 January 2020

A trio of pure collectables picked up by UK privates bidders at the Woolley & Wallis (25% buyer’s premium) auction in Salisbury on January 8.

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Pop Up Vintage Fairs launch new Islington event

27 January 2020

Another new fair launch, this time from Pop Up Vintage Fairs.

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Jewels from the studio: new auction format for New Jersey saleroom

27 January 2020

Lambertsville, New Jersey, auction house Rago/Wright is to launch a new sale category on February 12 titled 'Studio Jewelry 1900-Present'.

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Pick of the week: Rusty Scottish Highland sword makes £30,000

27 January 2020

Claymores (the word comes from the Scottish Gaelic claidheamh-mor meaning ‘great sword’) were the weapon of choice in the ongoing warfare between Highland clans and border skirmishes with the English from c.1400-1700.

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Lowry ‘rediscovered’ in US tops Mod Brit showpiece

27 January 2020

A painting by LS Lowry (1887-1976) that had never before been seen in public led Christie’s Modern British art evening sale in London on January 21.

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The dog found in an attic: Charterhouse sells Maud Earl painting

27 January 2020

Found in the roof space of a Devon cottage, an oil painting of a pointer dog in an open field sold for £3400 at Sherborne saleroom Charterhouse (25% buyer’s premium).

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Four cameo and intaglio rings indicating glyphic art is now at the cutting edge of fashion

27 January 2020

Glyphic art was one of the success stories of 2019. The return to collecting fashion of this once dusty academic field is bringing more hardstone gems to the market.

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Dead pheasant study attributed to Turner draws interest at Perth auction house

27 January 2020

A watercolour study of a dead pheasant attributed to JMW Turner (1775-1851) was taken to £14,000 at a Scottish auction house.

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Rare example of chameleon stone alexandrite sells at Skinner

27 January 2020

According to a popular story, alexandrite, one of the three main varieties of chrysoberyl, was discovered in the Urals by the Finnish mineralogist Nils Gustaf Nordenskiöld (1792-1866) and named in honour of the future Tsar Alexander II of Russia.

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Precious metals prices: issue 2427

27 January 2020

On Friday, January 24, Michael Bloomstein of Brighton was paying the following for bulk scrap against a gold fix of $1561.85 / €1413.96 / £1192.63:

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News In Brief – including TEFAF president stepping down

27 January 2020

A round-up of art and antiques news from the previous seven days, including Patrick van Maris van Dijk stepping down as president and CEO of TEFAF.

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Kangaroo chair is from Chandigarh project offered in Munich

27 January 2020

In 1952, India’s first prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru commissioned the Swiss-French architect Le Corbusier to design and construct the north Indian city of Chandigarh.

Rose & Brown back in town

27 January 2020

In West Yorkshire this weekend, Rose & Brown Vintage will occupy the atmospheric setting of Sunny Bank Mills, near Leeds, built in 1829 and disused as a textile mill since the mid-20th century.

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Affordable art: Three works sold for £1500 or under including a John Cyril Harrison watercolour

27 January 2020

Three modestly valued works selling at regional sales including a John Cyril Harrison watercolour.

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Sheffield fleamarket thrives on extra buzz

27 January 2020

The Sheffield Antiques Quarter’s popular monthly community 60-trader antiques and vintage fleamarket at the 1920s-built Abbeydale Picture House will have an added buzz this year.

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Previews: Up to £500

27 January 2020

Our weekly selection from salerooms.

British and Irish book auctions: January 28-February 13, 2020

27 January 2020

Our regular listing of British and Irish book auctions.

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Hemswell Antique Centres in Lincolnshire gives its dealers a helping hand to go digital

27 January 2020

On first appearance, Hemswell Antique Centres is your traditional dealer collective, only with more space and dealers than any other centre in Europe.

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The web shop window: Viktoria Gorynska self portrait

27 January 2020

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

‘The Mill, Pendlebury’ by LS Lowry

Medical researcher’s mill scene by LS Lowry sells for £2.2m at Christie’s

24 January 2020

A painting by LS Lowry (1887-1976) that had never before been seen in public led Christie’s Modern British art evening sale in London on January 21.

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