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Masterpiece: facts and objects

30 May 2017

Six years on, the most glamorous of the London summer fairs is going from strength to strength

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Celebrating Agnew’s northern roots… in London

30 May 2017

“It has to be accessible. We don’t want to over-egg it. Trying to make Old Masters ‘sexy’ is not going to happen. But there are ways to get people interested.”

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Charles Saumarez Smith: Seeing the bigger picture

30 May 2017

Dr Charles Saumarez Smith explains how and why the Royal Academy will help promote the London art market this summer.

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Walkabout in W8: decorators meet dealers

30 May 2017

Where do antiques fit into current interior design thinking? We took three decorators on a whistle-stop tour of Kensington Church Street to gather their views on trends in furnishing with antiques and dealing with dealers.

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Calendar of events in London this summer

30 May 2017

Here ATG presents a selection of the exhibitions, fairs, auctions and events that can be found in London during the busy summer season.

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Walkabout in W8: About the decorators

30 May 2017

Meet the three decorators ATG took on its tour of Kensington Church Street to meet dealers.

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Sotheby's marks 100 years on Bond Street

30 May 2017

Even in the days of online catalogues, internet bidding and timed sales, the importance of bricks and mortar premises for an auction house can hardly be overstated.

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Shopping for ceramics

30 May 2017

Ceramics items on offer in London this summer from auction houses and dealers.

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Why I love London – Rosanna Ranieri, Richard E Grant and Prosper & Martine Assouline

26 May 2017

The city’s summer season attracts visitors from many walks in life. Here we talk to some high-profile fans of what London has to offer

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Taking the chains off art loans

22 May 2017

The UK’s complex art-lending scene is a pale shadow of its US counterpart. However, a new law could change all that – if loans against art works can be registered.

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Fresh steps on the summer trail of dealer shows

15 May 2017

Two new dealer shows, Kensington – The Heart of Ceramics and A Collector’s Paradise, herald in this year’s high summer art season in London, while Ceramics Mayfair continues to delight in Kent

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Dealers join forces for Ceramics Mayfair

15 May 2017

A regular selling show in the summer calendar is Ceramics Mayfair which has been going strong for 11 years and features the combined forces of Jupiter Antiques, Mark and Sandra Diamond and Catherine Hunt.

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Caughley collection shows the Wright ways to attract buyers

15 May 2017

Shropshire auction of wares from short-lived ‘niche’ factory proves to be a good market test...

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Delft touch on both sides of the Atlantic

15 May 2017

Inscriptions and/or dates add a premium in many classes of ceramics but especially so in delftware. Some afficionados such as the late Syd Levethan made this a particular goal for their collecting.

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Private collections yield wide range of ceramics at Woolley & Wallis

15 May 2017

Woolley & Wallis holds one of its dedicated English and Continental ceramics auctions in Salisbury on May 23. The wide range of material on offer takes in everything from the major 18th and 19th century English porcelain factories to a group of Italian maiolica.

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Sèvres and Vincennes among highlights at Bonhams

15 May 2017

Following the glass and British ceramics auction, which takes place in Bonhams’ Knightsbridge rooms this week, the auction house holds its main European ceramics sale of the summer in New Bond Street on June 14.

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Silver linings: previews from the upcoming season

18 March 2017

From small-scale miniatures to intricate, elaborate pieces, we preview silver highlights from upcoming auctions and fairs both in London and the regions

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Silver linings: hammer highlights

18 March 2017

Two silver hammer highlights which sold for well above estimate

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Bonhams: gold box by Hancock

18 March 2017

The engraved inscription to this gold box reads: A Common Council holden in the Chamber of the Guildhall of the City of London on Thursday the 7th day of April 1864 resolved that the honorary freedom of this city be presented to General Giuseppe Garibaldi on the occasion of his visit to this country as a tribute of respect to the most generous, brave and disinterested of patriots.

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