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Kiwi taxidermy quartet draw major interest at Windsor Auctions

07 September 2020

A Victorian taxidermy case of four New Zealand birds by Rowland Ward of Piccadilly sold for an unexpected £7000 (estimate £100-200) at Windsor Auctions (18% buyer’s premium) in Berkshire.

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Humphry Repton first edition on landscaping features at North Carolina auction

07 September 2020

On September 12 Brunk Auctions of Asheville, North Carolina, is holding a single-owner sale comprising the estate of William N Banks Junior from his Georgia property, Bankshaven.

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Why the best was yet to come for Asian art

07 September 2020

South London auction house decided to press pause but was rewarded with a bumper result

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Another Edison light bulb moment

07 September 2020

Appropriately enough, the very first lot offered in a sale called Eureka! was one that focused on scientific breakthroughs of the 20th century, was an autograph manuscript of seven pages of annotated design drawings by Thomas Edison relating to his work on light bulbs.

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Archangel plaque at Swan Fine Art could be much older than catalogued

07 September 2020

It was catalogued as 18th or 19th century but this 2½ x 3½in (6 x 8.5cm) ivory plaque was more probably a product of medieval Christendom.

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All hands on deck as French automaton emerges in Massachusetts

07 September 2020

This 11in (28cm) high French automaton black marble and gilt bronze ‘quarter deck’ clock has a figure of a sailor and a captain at the stern.

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New York's Asian art auction series aims to keep the show on the road in wake of Covid and tariffs

07 September 2020

Although hampered by Covid-19 and the ongoing issues surrounding imports of Chinese works of art, the September series of Asian art auctions in New York appears – like most sales in the US – to be remarkably unscathed by recent geopolitical events.

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First serving on Wimbledon grass

07 September 2020

Sunbury fair debut on London SW19 playing fields draws the Sunday punters after swift launch

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Chinese vases display varied styles of decoration

07 September 2020

Two very different Chinese vases took the limelight at a recent sale Fieldings (24% buyer’s premium inc VAT) in Stourbridge.

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Himalayan raja rises to £4600 when reoffered

07 September 2020

An intriguing Indian miniature portrait drew strenuous competition against an estimate of just £30-50 at Clarke’s (18% buyer’s premium) in Shaftesbury, Dorset.

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Garden seating selection offered at Freeman’s

07 September 2020

This three-piece painted cast-iron garden seating set dated to the third quarter of the 19th century is one of the lots from the Collection of A Connecticut Gentleman that is to be offered for sale by Freeman’s of Philadelphia, on September 15.

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Bid Barometer: issue 2458

07 September 2020

ATG’s selection of auction lots bought by internet bidders on thesaleroom.com from the period August 27-September 2, 2020. This includes both the highest prices over estimate and the top prices paid online.

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Tiffany ‘Bird on a Rock’ brooch flies in to Hindman's Chicago sale

07 September 2020

Included in Hindman’s September 15 sale of Jewellery in Chicago will be a group of pieces designed by Jean Schlumberger for Tiffany & Co. Among them is this green beryl and diamond ‘Bird on a Rock’ brooch.

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Photographer Terry O’Neill put in the frame at Hampstead gallery

07 September 2020

Exhibition focuses on photographer famed for his celebrity subjects from musicians to actors

ATG letter: Can anyone help with my Cedric Morris show search?

07 September 2020

MADAM – Hadleigh Old School in Suffolk is reopening as a concert hall in 2021. A former Victorian boys’ school, it became an arts and music venue in the 1970s under maestro Thomas McIntosh, the famous American pianist and conductor.

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Oonagh Guinness portrait among highlights of auction of items from an Atlanta estate

07 September 2020

A two-day sale of works from an Atlanta estate home, White Oaks, will take place at Ahlers & Ogletree in Atlanta, Georgia on September 12-13 featuring a wide range of European and American fine and decorative art.

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Staffordshire history lesson comes via a postcard

07 September 2020

The Staffordshire Figure Association is hoping to drum up some interest with the creation of this postcard available to buyers and sellers of Staffordshire figures.

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Tom Cruise Top Gun helmet makes top price

07 September 2020

A fighter pilot helmet made for Tom Cruise’s character Pete ‘Maverick’ Mitchell in Top Gun topped the recent Entertainment Memorabilia auction at Los Angeles’ Prop Store, proving that there is still plenty of love for the classic aviation drama.

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The web shop window: rare Bergman chess set

07 September 2020

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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Object lesson from Wimbledon fair: glass eyes

07 September 2020

Though the first human in-socket artificial eyes were created by Venetian glassmakers c.16th century, the earliest evidence of ocular prosthesis was found in a female burial plot in Shahr-I Sokhta, Iran – dating back to 2900-2800 BC.

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