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Ex-Tatler boss appointed chief executive of LAPADA

04 December 2017

LAPADA has reached outside the art and antiques sector for its new chief executive, appointing the former publishing director of Tatler magazine, Patricia Stevenson.

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New owner will expand Masterpiece fair overseas

04 December 2017

Art Basel-owner MCH Group is to expand the Masterpiece brand across the US, Asia and the Middle East after it bought a majority stake in the art fair.

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Pick of the Week: William Bone miniature of Holbein’s Henry VIII sells at Warwick auction

04 December 2017

This enamel copy of Hans Holbein’s Whitehall mural portrait is by William Bone Senior (1792-1846) – second-generation member of the Bone dynasty of miniaturists and enamellists.

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Soviet art proves selective across ‘London-grad’ series

04 December 2017

Despite its current high profile, commercial interest in Soviet-era art remains selective. With the centenary of the Russian Revolution and anniversary exhibitions at the Royal Academy and Tate Modern, the latest series of Russian sales in London had aimed to cash in on the focus on this sector.

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Chinese archaic bronzes collection takes flight in Lewes

04 December 2017

The Jean-Claude Lepileur (1926-2016) collection of Chinese archaic bronzes offered as a stand-alone collection at Gorringe’s in Lewes on November 28 totalled £582,000.

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Cortés maps out symbolic Spanish claims to the New World

04 December 2017

An exceptionally rare, complete copy in a 17th century binding of Hernán Cortés’ Praeclara Nova maris Oceanii Hyspania… of 1524 sold for a six-times estimate €240,000 (£212,390) at Hartung & Hartung (20% buyer’s premium) in its November 6-7 auction.

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04 December 2017

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Furniture crossover culture – Exhibition looks at how japanning combined eastern design with British craftsmanship

04 December 2017

During the 17th century, European craftsmen were captivated by lacquer ware imported from Asia.

Shapes auction room in Edinburgh to close

04 December 2017

Shapes Auctioneers based in Edinburgh is to close.

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The Tennants sale barometer shows ‘steady’

04 December 2017

If, as generally accepted, the tri-annual fine art sales at Tennants (20% buyer’s premium) can be regarded as something of a barometer of the middle market, the outlook following the autumn sale on November 18 appears rather more steady than the Brexit nervousness talked about elsewhere in the economy.

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Bee books create saleroom buzz

04 December 2017

British bee books formed an unusual feature of a November 8 sale held by Dominic Winter (19.5% buyer’s premium).

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04 December 2017

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Dealer demonstrates his own art skills

04 December 2017

A collection of paintings on show at contemporary art gallery Daniel Raphael offers a glimpse into the life of a well-known dealer.

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Byron, Boatswain and an auction buy with plenty of bite

04 December 2017

In a category of its own – and bringing one of the highest prices at the Tennants autumn sale – was a brass, tooth-edge dog collar engraved Rt. Honble Lord Byron.

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Big names bring the impressive prices in Leicestershire

04 December 2017

Two big names dominated the 20th Century Decorative Arts sale held by Gildings (15% buyer’s premium) in Market Harborough on November 7.

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Remember to write your own Proust review

04 December 2017

Described as the ‘Proustian Holy Grail’ by Sotheby’s Paris (25/20/12.5% buyer’s premium), one of just five special copies printed on Japanese paper of Marcel Proust’s Du côté de chez Swann sold for a premium-inclusive €535,000 (£471,780) in a sale of October 30.

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Previews: £2001 - £5000

04 December 2017

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How printmaking roared back to life

04 December 2017

During the 1950s a revival in UK printmaking took root. As dedicated print studios were set up, etching, lithography and screenprinting flourished, and in the 1960s, as critics celebrated the ‘rebirth’ of the print, Marlborough Fine Art entered the print publishing market.

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Ekco wireless tunes in for a resounding auction result

04 December 2017

Sometimes described as the wireless which saved Ekco, the radical Bakelite circular Model AD65 radio designed by Wells Coates in the 1933 sold in its tens of thousands. It restored the fortunes of the Essex factory after a disastrous fire in 1932.

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Previews: £5001 - £30,000

04 December 2017

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