News in Brief


Untitled Mural

News in brief including a mural featured on 'Fake or Fortune?' being withdrawn from auction

15 April 2024

A round-up of art and antiques news from the previous seven days, including the auction of a Mod Brit mural from an episode of 'Fake or Fortune?' being postponed.

GF Watts

News in brief including a George Frederic Watts self-portrait acquired by museum

08 April 2024

A round-up of art and antiques news from the previous seven days, including a George Frederic Watts self-portrait acquired by Watts Gallery in Surrey.

News in brief including a new venue for The London Coin Fair

01 April 2024

A round-up of art and antiques news from the previous seven days, including The London Coin Fair moving to a new venue in Hammersmith for 2024.

Furniture drawings

News in brief including a history of furniture conference

25 March 2024

A round-up of art and antiques news from the previous seven days, including a call for furniture specialists to help with a conference on the history of furniture.

Johann Sebastian Bach’s autograph manuscript

News in brief including a Bach manuscript bought by Bodleian

18 March 2024

A round-up of art and antiques news from the previous seven days, including University of Oxford’s Bodleian Libraries buying a Bach manuscript.

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News in brief including showcases on female artists at London Art Week

11 March 2024

A round-up of art and antiques news from the previous seven days, including dealers staging shows devoted to female artists at London Art Week

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News in brief including Nepalese artefacts repatriated by Belgium collector

04 March 2024

A round-up of art and antiques news from the previous seven days, including the repatriation of medieval Nepalese artefacts by a private collector in Belgium.

Lincoln letter

News in brief including the discovery of a document from the final days of President Abraham Lincoln

26 February 2024

US book dealership Raab Collection is offering a document from the final days of President Abraham Lincoln.

Minoan bowl

News in brief including a Minoan bowl once owned by Princess Margaret's friend Baron Glenconner

19 February 2024

A round-up of art and antiques news from the previous seven days, including the auction of a Minoan bowl once owned by Colin Tennant, 3rd Baron Glenconner.

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News in brief including a stolen Chinese bronze vessel recovered and returned

12 February 2024

A round-up of art and antiques news from the previous seven days, including an ancient Chinese bronze vessel stolen 40 years ago being recovered after emerging at Sotheby’s.

Michael Baggott

News in brief including a forum on the Ivory Act hosted by dealer Michael Baggott

05 February 2024

A round-up of art and antiques news from the previous seven days, including a forum on the Ivory Act hosted by dealer Michael Baggott and NAVA Propertymark.

Vénus de Milo copy

News in brief including the Louvre securing a 19th century cast of the Vénus de Milo

29 January 2024

A round-up of art and antiques news from the previous seven days, including the Louvre Museum using its pre-emption right to secure a 19th century cast of the Vénus de Milo at an Artcurial auction

Stephen Brooks

News in brief including Phillips’ chief executive officer leaving his role

22 January 2024

A round-up of art and antiques news from the previous seven days, including Phillips’ chief executive officer Stephen Brooks leaving the firm after nearly three years at the helm.

Walrus ivory carving

News in brief including export blocks for a Medieval carving and Fra Angelico panel

15 January 2024

A round-up of art and antiques news from the previous seven days, including two rare artworks sold through auction houses Christie’s and Sotheby’s have been temporarily blocked from export.

Gold pin brooch

Appeal after £2000 worth of jewellery stolen from Norfolk antiques centre

13 January 2024

An antiques centre in Holt, Norfolk is appealing for help to recover stolen jewellery taken during a theft.

Charleston

Charleston searches for 50 of the best Bloomsbury Group works still in private collections to include in a special anniversary exhibition

11 January 2024

A Sussex museum is launching a campaign at London Art Fair to find elusive works by Bloomsbury Group artists not currently on public display.

Fra Angelico panel

Export block on Fra Angelico panel and museums compete for 12th-century walrus ivory carving

09 January 2024

Two rare artworks sold through auction houses Christie’s and Sotheby’s have been temporarily blocked from export to give UK museums a chance to buy the multi-million-pound treasures.

BBC Archive ‘On the air’ lightbox

News in brief including a BBC archive coming to auction in Merseyside

08 January 2024

A round-up of art and antiques news from the previous seven days, including a the auction of a BBC archive including records, memorabilia and equipment.

George Washington portrait

News in brief including a lifetime portrait of George Washington coming to auction

02 January 2024

A round-up of art and antiques news from the previous seven days, including a portrait of George Washington by Gilbert Stuart at a New York auction.

Houdini poster

News in brief including a Houdini poster setting an auction record

18 December 2023

A round-up of art and antiques news from the previous seven days, including a Houdini linen-backed sheet setting an auction record for any magic poster.

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