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Audrey Hepburn’s Givenchy ballgown

The Givenchy ballgown that Hepburn dazzled in

15 January 2022

Audrey Hepburn’s Givenchy ballgown as worn in the 1957 film 'Love In The Afternoon' was the star of the December 7 sale at London fashion specialist Kerry Taylor (25% buyer’s premium).

Sir Michael Caine and Lady Shakira Caine.

Not a Lot of People Know That: Sir Michael Caine auction comes to Bonhams

12 January 2022

A Rolex wristwatch, spectacles, a director’s chair, film posters and artwork owned by Sir Michael Caine are among the items to be offered at Bonhams.

The Great Enfield Vintage and Collectables Fair

Enfield renewed with new location

10 January 2022

The major draw for the Great Enfield Vintage and Collectables Fair’s new location is the free parking, said organiser Claudia Deutschmann.

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Studio ceramics show post-Driscoll sale positivity

10 January 2022

The full fall-out from the record-breaking Dr John P Driscoll sale of British studio ceramics is yet to be understood.

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Greek shippers deliver further highlights to London

10 January 2022

While the Tiepolo drawing caused the biggest stir at the Roseberys (25/20/12% buyer’s premium) November 17 sale (see separate story in this edition), there were several other notable results, writes Jonathan Franks.

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Dec fair left unexpectedly leading the field

10 January 2022

The Decorative Fair becomes first major event to be held in 2022 after others are postponed.

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Portobello goes Wembley way

10 January 2022

A midweek monthly antiques and vintage market which was launched in London last October by the organisers of Portobello Green Antiques Market has its next outing in Wembley Park’s vast ‘Pink’ car park on Wednesday, January 26.

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Take the underground route to vintage fashion

10 January 2022

Vintage fashion collective launched downstairs at a Portobello Road antiques centre.

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Tiepolo at the double

10 January 2022

It is thought that Giovanni Battista Tiepolo (1696-1770) executed at least a hundred drawings featuring the Punchinelli, the hook-nosed, humpbacked clowns which were central to the commedia dell’arte. Jonathan Franks reports.

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Irish ploughman notes picked up by collectors

03 January 2022

On November 25 Dix Noonan Webb sold the first tranche of banknotes from the enormous collection of the late Gus Mac Amhlaigh of Dublin.

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William Roberts work rings tubular bells

03 January 2022

Trademark colourful picture features people depicted with a distinctive style of limbs.

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Knight and Bomberg as war artists

03 January 2022

In 1946 the artist Laura Knight (1877-1970) was commissioned by the War Artists’ Advisory Committee to create a painting of the Nuremberg Trials.

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London Art Fair: Pop art for those who like it hot

03 January 2022

This story was updated on January 6 following an announcement from the organiser.

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Red alert as early Arsenal shirts impress

03 January 2022

Arsenal FC’s familiar red jersey with white arms is instantly recognisable to football fans worldwide now. However, a pair of shirts sold at the Graham Budd (20.5% buyer’s premium) December 1-2 auction in London show an earlier look.

Ste Croix et Les Rasses

Skiing posters slide into January sales

23 December 2021

Whether or not you can make it to the slopes this season, a skiing poster for your wall at home is always an attractive option.

A Roman lamp

Appeal for stolen Roman marble lamp

22 December 2021

A dealership on London’s Pimlico Road is appealing for help to recover a stolen lamp.

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Leroy work is among early stars of London Art Week

20 December 2021

A portrait by Orientalist artist Paul Leroy (1860-1942) of a man in a yellow turban is among the early sales made during London Art Week (LAW).

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Pick of the week: German armour blows off to the Windy City

20 December 2021

Catalogued as ‘fine and exceptionally rare’, a north German parade cuirass is on its way to the Art Institute of Chicago after being sold at auction.

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Bratbys on offer bought direct from the artist

20 December 2021

Two works by ‘kitchen sink’ realist John Bratby (1928-92) were offered in the latest picture sale at Olympia Auctions (25% buyer’s premium).

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Collector interview: Meet the ‘Belgravian hermit’

20 December 2021

A lawyer who likes to keep it local also has an insatiable curiosity about art and antiques.

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