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White Star Line notice

Titanic interest: Rare White Star Line notice to Olympic passengers and a Carpathia bronze medal steam ahead at auction

18 July 2024

Duke's Summer Auction in Dorchester featured a remarkable notice issued by the White Star Line to passengers on board the RMS Olympic after the sinking of its sister ship, the Titanic.

Deposition of Christ carving

‘Exceptionally rare’ ivory carving saved for the nation after £2m purchase

17 July 2024

A rare medieval carving previously part of an antiques dealer’s collection has been bought for £2m by the V&A.

Cheska Hill-Wood

Five questions with Cheska Hill-Wood of dealership David Messum

15 July 2024

Cheska Hill-Wood is head of sales at David Messum (Bury Street, St James’s, London) which has a focus on Contemporary art and British Impressionism.

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Spoon by the famous Haslewood silversmithing family comes to sale as a rare Norwich survivor

15 July 2024

A rare example of Norfolk Charles I silver – a seal-top spoon made by the patriarch of the famous Haslewood silversmithing dynasty – sold for £3600 at a recent sale of Silver and Objects of Vertu at Chiswick Auctions (26% buyer’s premium) in London.

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A fair finding a winning formula

15 July 2024

The second Treasure House event widened its appeal while also remaining a showcase for serious collectors

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Intriguing timeline of a rediscovered Tompion clock

15 July 2024

Bonhams’ Fine Clocks sale in London on July 3 included a table clock by Thomas Tompion (1639-1713) that came for sale via an unorthodox route.

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More Suffragette hunger strike medals appear at auction

15 July 2024

A medal awarded to a Suffragette for going on hunger strike hammered down for £17,000 on June 7 at Bonhams (plus 28% buyer’s premium).

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Market for distinctive Neapolitan Nativity figures is full of life

15 July 2024

Bumper collection of the 18th century creations sold at auction 42 years ago re-emerges in south London

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Willoughby Gerrish opens new Mayfair gallery space

15 July 2024

London dealership Willoughby Gerrish has unveiled a new base in Mayfair (2nd Floor, Savile Row). The two-roomed space was previously occupied by Waterhouse & Dodd.

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Church sells gift from its opening

15 July 2024

As previewed in ATG No 2648, Bonhams’ Fine Decorative Arts sale at New Bond Street on July 5 featured this rare Elizabethan silver-gilt tankard, London 1592, with maker’s mark 'IB' possibly for John Brodie (Brode), or John Bottomley.

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Aubrey Williams price hits new high

15 July 2024

Records have tumbled in recent years for works by Guyanese artist Aubrey Williams (1926-90), reflecting a growing appreciation for the painter’s output and his contribution to Modern British art.

Sundial designed by Archibald Knox

Rare Liberty & Co terracotta sundial by Archibald Knox emerges in South London

13 July 2024

One of the most watched lots currently on the-saleroom.com is a rare Liberty & Co terracotta Floralis pattern sundial designed by the legendary Archibald Knox in c.1905.

2652 NEDI NIB Queen Victoria Sketch

Teenage Princess Victoria’s sketches fetch £3200

11 July 2024

Four drawings by the future monarch found their way into an album perhaps assembled by her portrait artist's daughter-in-law

Auctioneer Aubrey Dawson

Aubrey Dawson launches new auction business

11 July 2024

Auctioneer and valuer Aubrey Dawson and jewellery expert Rachel Hutchinson, both previously of Dawsons in Maidenhead, have formed a new auction house called Aubreys.

2652 AR Bonhams Christ At The Column

A patinated bronze figure of Christ at the Column excels at auction

09 July 2024

The highlight of Bonhams Fine Decorative Arts auction at New Bond Street on July 5 was a patinated bronze figure of Christ at the column.

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Iznik at the double thanks to two private collections at Olympia Auctions

08 July 2024

The sale of Indian and Islamic art at Olympia Auctions (25% buyer’s premium) in London on June 5 included two fine private collections of Iznik pottery.

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Gallerist John Kasmin unveils his private photo collection

08 July 2024

An exhibition of over 100 previously unseen photographs taken by the renegade gallerist John Kasmin is showing at Lyndsey Ingram until August 16.

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Archer family provenance points the way to debut sale success

08 July 2024

Father and son collection stars as centrepiece of 150-lot inaugural Islamic and Indian art offering

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Five questions with London dealer Andreas Pampoulides

08 July 2024

Lullo Pampoulides is a dealership focused on master paintings and sculpture. It was established in 2016 by Andrea Lullo and Andreas Pampoulides.

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It’s a good bit of monkey business in south London

08 July 2024

Dating back to ancient Egypt and peaking in popularity in western Europe in the 16th and 17th centuries, the ‘singerie’ (French for ‘monkey trick’) is a genre of satirical art depicting fashionably attired monkeys, humorously imitating human behaviour.

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