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Collection of restorer and friend to artists Gigi Richter sells in Cambridge

12 October 2020

A collection of pictures and letters by Modern British artists drew solid interest at the latest Cheffins (22.5% buyer’s premium) Art & Design sale in Cambridge.

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‘Dirty Dozen’ Grana sets new £18,000 high

12 October 2020

A Grana Ministry of Defence wristwatch – the hardest to find of the so-called ‘Dirty Dozen’ watches made by 12 Swiss manufacturers for the British army– sold for £18,000 at Thomas Miller in Newcastle-upon-Tyne.

British and Irish book auctions, October 13-31, 2020

12 October 2020

Our regular listing of British and Irish book auctions.

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Dealer looks to global demand for textiles

12 October 2020

Meg Andrews was as disappointed as many others by the cancellation due to the pandemic of the Textile Society’s antique and vintage textiles fair at Chelsea Town Hall earlier this month.

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Calvert name check boosts chess set value

12 October 2020

The white ‘rooks’ to this 19th century carved and turned wood chess set, offered by TW Gaze (18% buyer’s premium) in Diss in August 12, are stamped Calvert 189 Fleet Street to their bases.

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The web shop window: A group of 300 Swarovski figures

12 October 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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Eye-opening images feature in German auction

12 October 2020

An October 27-30 sale of more than 2800 lots at Reiss & Sohn of Königstein-im-Taunus includes a 1583 first of Georg Bartisch’s Opthalmodouleia…, a famous work on eye surgery that is also the first extensively illustrated account of any surgical speciality.

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Precious metals prices: issue 2463

12 October 2020

On Friday, October 9, Michael Bloomstein of Brighton was paying the following for bulk scrap against a gold fix of: $1912.40 / €1344.07 / £1478.48

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Modern British Art: a market benefitting from changing tastes

12 October 2020

The Modern British art sector is now one of the most vibrant in the market and represent a good slice of business for both auction houses and dealers

News in Brief – including the postponement of BRAFA Art Fair

12 October 2020

A round-up of art and antiques news from the previous seven days, including the organiser's decision to postpone the BRAFA Art Fair in Brussels due to take place in January.

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Hybrid print fair set to bloom in-person and online

12 October 2020

This 1930 white-line colour woodcut, Amarylis, by US artist Blanche Lazzell (1878-1956) is among the works on offer at the first hybrid fair staged by the International Fine Print Dealers Association (IFPDA).

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TEFAF Maastricht 2021 moved to May

08 October 2020

The planned TEFAF Maastricht fair scheduled for next year has moved to May.

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Obituary: Ian Curry

05 October 2020

It is with profound regret that the family, friends and colleagues of Ian Curry announce his death after a brave battle with cancer at the age of just 49.

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Moorcroft bidders make 1912 overtures

05 October 2020

Two pieces of Moorcroft Pomegranate pattern made exceptional sums within a matter of 24 hours at the end of September. Both were early versions of the popular pattern and dated 1912 – the year William Moorcroft left his studio at James Macintyre to run his own factory in Cobridge.

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Sotheby’s opens shop in Bond Street saleroom as auction houses grow their focus on private and retail sales

05 October 2020

Sotheby’s has opened a new shop in its Bond Street galleries retailing art, design and luxury items.

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Court Glasshouse rarity tops unseen Oxfordshire collection

05 October 2020

Estimated at £20,000- 30,000, a façon de Venise gilded, enamel led and engraved vase and cover sold for £70,000 (plus 27.5/25% buyer’s premium) last week.

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Pick of the week: Slide rule measures up at £11,000

05 October 2020

The invention of the gauger’s slide rule in the 1680s is generally credited to one Thomas Everard of Southampton.

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Marquess heads back to ancestral home from US

05 October 2020

A portrait of George Gordon, 2nd Marquess of Huntly, catalogued as in the ‘manner of Anthony Van Dyck (1599-1641)’ was offered as the opening lot of a sale held by Sarasota Estate Auction (20% buyer’s premium) in the US.

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The web shop window: Oscar Wilde’s gothic horror

05 October 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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News In Brief – including the return of a Sumerian plaque to Iraq

05 October 2020

A round-up of art and antiques news from the previous seven days, including the return of a Sumerian plaque to Iraq with the help of the British Museum and Metro Police's Art and Antiques Unit.

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