News in Brief


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News in Brief – including US auction house Freeman’s planned move

16 September 2019

A round-up of art and antiques news from the previous seven days, including US auction house Freeman’s plans to move in Philadelphia.

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My shoe is back – thanks ATG

16 September 2019

John Biggs Snr is celebrating the return of his stolen snuff shoe. The proprietor of dealer J Collins & Son in Bideford, Devon, was reunited with the French ebonised item by the police.

News in Brief – including an update on how to prepare for a no-deal Brexit

09 September 2019

A round-up of art and antiques news from the previous seven days, including trade associations urging their members to apply for the required permit to continue importing and exporting with EU countries ahead of a possible Brexit on October 31.

News In Brief – including a jewellery dealer supplying props to the new 'Downton Abbey' film

02 September 2019

A round-up of art and antiques news from the previous seven days, including news of three antique tiaras from jewellery dealer Bentley & Skinner feature in the new 'Downton Abbey' film.

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News In Brief – including Met museum consigning Chinese artworks to Sotheby's

26 August 2019

A round-up of art and antiques news from the previous seven days, including news of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York consigning a collection of more than 300 Chinese works of art to Sotheby’s.

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News In Brief – including the latest on a legal challenge to New York's ivory ban

19 August 2019

A round-up of art and antiques news from the previous seven days, including the latest development in a legal challenge to New York's ivory ban claiming it is unconstitutional.

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News In Brief – including an export block issued on JMW Turner landscape

12 August 2019

A round-up of art and antiques news from the previous seven days, including a JMW Turner landscape valued at £10m being barred from exported overseas.

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Your ATG wrapper is now plastic-free

12 August 2019

As of last week, UK subscribers to Antiques Trade Gazette no longer receive their weekly newspaper in a plastic wrapper. Instead their ATG is now arriving in a compostable wrapper made of potato starch.

News In Brief – including US judge's award in legal case over online copyright

05 August 2019

A round-up of art and antiques news from the previous seven days, including the court award in a long-running legal battle over copyright between Heritage Auctions and Christie’s-owned Collectrium.

News In Brief – including vetting chairmen resigning from their roles at the 'Biennale Paris' fair

22 July 2019

A round-up of art and antiques news from the previous seven days, including two vetting chairman stepping down from their roles at the 'Biennale Paris' fair

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News in Brief – including the auction of Boris Becker's collection

15 July 2019

A round-up of art and antiques news from the previous seven days, including the auction of sporting memorabilia seized from three-times Wimbledon champion Boris Becker finally taking place.

News In Brief – including alert over bronzes stolen at Portobello

08 July 2019

A round-up of art and antiques news from the previous seven days, including an alert being issued over bronzes stolen at Portobello market in London.

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News In Brief – including the theft of a Saint statue stolen for the second time

01 July 2019

A round-up of art and antiques news from the previous seven days, including the theft of a bronze statue stolen for the second time in two decades.

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News in Brief

24 June 2019

A ‘colossal and extraordinary grotesque grinning crab’ by the Martin Brothers that sold at auction last year has been temporarily barred from export from the UK.

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News in Brief – including the merger of US auction houses Rago and Wright

17 June 2019

A round-up of art and antiques news from the previous seven days, including the merger of US auction houses Rago and Wright in Chicago and New York.

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News In Brief – including Dr Bendor Grosvenor curating a show of female Old Masters

10 June 2019

A round-up of art and antiques news from the previous seven days, including Dr Bendor Grosvenor curating an exhibition of three of the first British female artists.

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News In Brief – including Bonhams appointing a new head of British ceramics and glass

03 June 2019

A round-up of art and antiques news from the previous seven days, including Fergus Gambon being promoted to head of Bonhams' British ceramics and glass department following the retirement of John Sandon.

News In Brief – including Chiswick Auctions' purchase of the office complex next-door

27 May 2019

A round-up of art and antiques news from the previous seven days, including Chiswick Auctions expanding its saleroom and headquarters in west London.

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Meanwhile in the canine world…

27 May 2019

Blissfully unaware of the BADA logo controversy, the big Ordinary Bicycle debate, a notorious novel, football bribery in 1904 and the Pepys family, here is Gunna admiring the front cover of ATG No 2392 featuring another handsome canine (picture posted on Instagram by owners, dealership Leslie & Baggott).

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News In Brief – including the launch of a fundraising campaign to judge's copy of Lady Chatterley’s Lover

20 May 2019

A round-up of art and antiques news from the previous seven days, including writers’ association English PEN launching a campaign to raise the required funds to buy the copy of 'Lady Chatterley’s Lover' used by the judge in the infamous obscenity trial following its sale at Sotheby's last year.

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