UK

The United Kingdom accounts for more than one fifth of the global art market sales and is the second biggest art market after the US.

Through auctioneers, dealers, fairs and markets - and a burgeoning online sector - buyers, collectors and sellers of art and antiques can easily access a vibrant network of intermediaries and events around the country. The UK's museums also house a wealth of impressive collections

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Martin Brothers tobacco jar and Peter Blake’s Pop Art collage are among four lots to watch

25 October 2021

With estimates from £400-50,000 here are four previews of upcoming items.

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Top stories this week – including news of an Orientalist painting authenticated on 'Fake or Fortune?' heading to auction

24 October 2021

The most read stories on this website over the last week included an Orientalist painting authenticated on BBC show 'Fake or Fortune?' heading to auction at Sotheby’s.

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Christopher Dresser jug stars in our weekly pick of five auction highlights

22 October 2021

ATG’s weekly selection of items that caught bidders’ eyes includes a Christopher Dresser electroplated jug that made 10-times estimate in Eastbourne.

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Asian Art in London Indian and Islamic award winners announced

21 October 2021

As its annual festival of exhibitions and sales gets under way, Asian Art in London has announced the winners of its Indian and Islamic awards.

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Plea for help to trace missing Lucie Rie ceramics

21 October 2021

A group of Lucie Rie (1902-95) ceramics bought at auction in 1997 has been stolen from a home in north London.

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New hires and a new book on Victorian photography from a rock star – the latest updates from across the art and antiques sector  

20 October 2021

The latest Movers & Shakers across dealers, fair organisers and auction houses.

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Midlands furniture dealer sells 18th century commode to Temple Newsam in Leeds

19 October 2021

Thomas Coulborn & Sons has celebrated BADA Week by announcing the sale of an 18th century commode to Leeds Museums & Galleries for close to £200,000.

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Pick of the week: Bidders ponder riddle of the Sphinx statues

18 October 2021

A pair of Sphinx garden ornaments estimated at just £300-500 at a Suffolk auction were hammered down at £195,000.

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Henry Moore heads strong Mod Brit showing

18 October 2021

Small bronzes form part of a group of sculptures underlining the market demand at regional salerooms.

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‘Poohsticks’ bridge will return to Hundred Acre Wood after auction

18 October 2021

The original ‘Poohsticks’ bridge from AA Milne’s Winnie-the-Pooh books is to return to the ‘Hundred Acre Wood’ after it was bought by Buckhurst Park estate owner Lord De La Warr.

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A Whitefriars glass vase from the collection of an English pop impresario is among six lots to watch

18 October 2021

With estimates from £400-£16,000, here are six previews of upcoming items this week.

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‘Exceptionally rare’ Tippett works at auction

18 October 2021

Another studio sale bringing attention to an artist whose work rarely appears was held at Dreweatts (25% buyer’s premium) via a timed online auction of pictures by Bruce Tippett (1933-2017) that closed on September 16.

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Uncle Brook created real flights of fantasy for kids

18 October 2021

Oddly titled by its creator as such, an extraordinary watercolour featured on August 10 at John Nicholson’s (25% buyer’s premium) of Fernhurst.

Oxfordshire fair postponed

18 October 2021

Joy O’Meara of Jay Fairs has announced that the antiques and collectors’ fair scheduled for Sunday, November 21, at the parish hall in the Oxfordshire village of Benson has been cancelled.

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Famille rose fish bowls in the swim of things

18 October 2021

Duke’s sale in Dorchester on November 25 includes this pair of Yongzheng period (1723-35) famille rose fish bowls.

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Woodblock print sails in to south London

18 October 2021

This Katsushika Hokusai woodblock print from the series Hyakunin isshu uba ga enoki (The Hundred Poems as Told by the Nurse) is titled Poem by Fujiwara No Toshiyuki Ason.

Longquan Celadon Pear Shaped Vase

Technical masterpiece that emerged in the Song and Yuan dynasties

18 October 2021

This reticulated Longquan celadon pear-shaped vase is one of the stars in an exhibition at Littleton & Hennessey in Duke Street, London.

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Dish boasts Augustus the Strong provenance

18 October 2021

The scene on this 19in (43cm) Yongzheng famille rose dish depicts the Daoist immortal Magu on her way to celebrate the famous peach banquet of the Queen Mother of the West, Xi Wang Mu, who rules over the garden of the peaches of longevity.

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Netsuke makes a stand

18 October 2021

This 7½in (19cm) Japanese wood netsuke shows the standing figure of Ashinaga with his arms outstretched.

A Jade Ewer

Take to the flaw: a jade ewer

18 October 2021

Jade ewers such as this one represent cu da ming.

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