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Lowestoft porcelain jug

Unique Lowestoft porcelain jug stars in our pick of five auction highlights

14 May 2021

ATG’s weekly selection of items that caught bidders’ eyes includes the only known inscribed piece of Lowestoft porcelain with a direct link to one of the owners of the factory.

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Festival time in Peterborough

10 May 2021

Art glass dealers look forward to the Festival of Antiques.

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Printing money: wall power and connoisseurship on a budget

10 May 2021

Modern prints can offer the chance to own interesting and eye-catching works, including those by well-known artists, without needing to invest large sums of money. This makes prints a viable option for collectors on a smaller budget as well as those just starting out.

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The Curwen Studio archive dispersed

10 May 2021

Among the publishing houses that helped put Modern British prints on the map was The Curwen Studio.

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Now you can enjoy the not-so-far east

03 May 2021

Spotlight on businesses in the bustling antiques havens of Suffolk and Norfolk

Bronze model of an ostrich

Ostrich ruffles feathers at £1.41m

26 April 2021

A bronze sculpture of an ostrich catalogued as from the workshop of Mannerist sculptor Giambologna drew an extraordinary competition in Cambridge.

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Pick of the week: Gainsborough back in dealer’s hands

26 April 2021

A work thought to be one of Thomas Gainsborough’s (1727-88) earliest attempts at oil painting as well as his earliest-known self-portrait was one of a number of lots drawing considerable attention at Cheffins.

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Tudor connection chewed over

26 April 2021

Armorial head linked to the palaces of Henry VIII when he was married to Anne Boleyn.

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Renowned Pre-Raphaelite beauty caught on camera

26 April 2021

Original photographs of a well-known Pre-Raphaelite beauty – the muse of William Holman Hunt and the mother of Virginia Woolf and Vanessa Bell – sold for £2600 at Sworders (25% buyer’s premium).

Portrait of Jeremy Taylor

English female portrait painter returns to Colchester auction

24 April 2021

A portrait by 17th century artist Mary Beale (1633-99) took a six-figure-sum earlier this year at a sale in Essex and now a second portrait by the artist will be offered next week.

Bronze ostrich by ‘workshop of Giambologna’

Bidders go head to head in Cambridge as bronze ostrich sells for £1.41m

22 April 2021

A bronze sculpture of an ostrich catalogued as from the workshop of Mannerist sculptor Giambologna drew an extraordinary competition at Cheffins in Cambridge today.

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Events held outside are relaunching after the latest easing of lockdown restrictions

19 April 2021

The start of May is likely to be a busy period with outside fairs and markets opening up around England and Wales after a protracted lockdown hibernation. Here is a snapshot of a few of them.

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ATG letter: The Old Master left next to my garage

12 April 2021

MADAM – In September 1989, a valuable painting was left by my garage in central Cambridge.

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Harwood’s two for one offering

12 April 2021

Oil bought by the vendor directly from the artist Lucy Harwood features a still-life on the reverse

Fair powers on at the museum

05 April 2021

While the Museum of Power at Maldon in Essex does not yet have a firm date for reopening – to gaze at the original mighty steam-pumping machines – Steve Haddon of Haddon Events can still make use of the site.

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Antiques centre in revitalised former granary battles through to April reopening

05 April 2021

After three lockdowns but also a successful auction launch last August in between closures, Graham Hessell will be throwing open the doors once again to his Melford Antiques, Interiors & Lifestyle Centre on April 12.

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Galaxy of film production roles in a long career

05 April 2021

Thirteen lots in the exotically named Dr Atomicas Journey into Cool auction at Bishop & Miller in Stowmarket on May 7 have been consigned from an individual who worked for 30 years in the film industry with some of the biggest names.

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Washington: the head of state

29 March 2021

This bust of the first American president George Washington (1732-99) is titled to the base, and signed and dated 'R Trentanove Fecc in Roma, 1827'.

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Hangman’s calling card is one of the highlights of a varied sale

29 March 2021

Sold online for a far higher than predicted £600 in Norfolk on February 11 was a calling card of William Marwood (1820-83), who for many years was an official hangman.

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Letter suggests Powell design

29 March 2021

Although catalogued simply as ‘a 19th century Art Nouveau glass’ and estimated at just £30-50, a letter that accompanied this rare wine glass gave a clue to its origins.

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