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Plea to keep £9.5m Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood painting in the UK

19 August 2019

A Sir John Everett Millais (1829-96) picture valued at £9.5m will be exported overseas unless funding can be raised to keep it in the UK.

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The sound of a William and Mary spinet sold for £5500 in Islington

19 August 2019

Relatively few English spinets from the 17th century survive but one surfaced at a Criterion auction in Islington. Loosely catalogued and estimated at just £100-200, it made £5500 (plus premium).

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Early birds catch bidders’ eye

19 August 2019

Lots offered towards the start of sales at the same auction house prove successful.

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Unsung monk nurtured new genetic study

19 August 2019

'Versuche über Pflanzen Hybriden' by Gregor Mendel is a paper that marked the foundation of the science of genetics.

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Jacobson shows a personal touch

19 August 2019

Bernard Jacobson, who has bought and dealt in works by artists such as Henri Matisse, David Hockney and Ben Nicholson, is not afraid to show off a little.

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Horace taken to new heights by Captain Cook notes

19 August 2019

The reason that an otherwise unexceptional 1737 English language edition of Horace’s 'Odes, Satyrs and Epistles' – lacking a portrait and three text pages – sold for the substantial sum of £50,000 in the Bonhams (27.5/25/20/13.9%) sale on June 26 is to be found on the front endpaper notes shown below.

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Rugby club substitute for the palace

19 August 2019

A dealer who was so disappointed that the second of the biannual Art Deco fairs held at Eltham Palace in September had been cancelled has launched his own nearby.

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Dining scene is Tayler made to succeed

19 August 2019

One of the highest prices for Albert Chevallier Tayler (1862-1925) at a UK auction in the last 10 years was achieved at Roseberys’ (25% buyer’s premium) latest picture sale when a late Victorian ‘period’ scene attracted multiple bidders.

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St Agatha returns to Osterley Park after nearly ninety years away

17 August 2019

A painting of the early Christian martyr St Agatha by Italian artist Carlo Dolci (1616-87) will return to Osterley Park and House in Middlesex where it once hung.

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Hazlitt Holland-Hibbert announces series of shows on Paolozzi as gallery begins representation of estate

16 August 2019

London dealership Hazlitt Holland-Hibbert has announced its representation of the estate of Eduardo Paolozzi (1924-2005) with plans for an exhibition on the British artist this autumn.

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National Gallery acquires Richard Parkes Bonington painting in £600,000 tax deal

15 August 2019

A view of the River Seine by Richard Parkes Bonington (1802-28) has entered the collection of The National Gallery in London under the acceptance in lieu scheme.

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Somerset field is first time lucky for metal detectorist after rare Roman gold coin discovery

14 August 2019

A metal detectorist searching in a new field for the first time was rewarded with the discovery of a rare Roman solidus coin.

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Prince Albert’s royal dressing gown to return to palace after auction

13 August 2019

A dressing gown worn by Queen Victoria’s husband Prince Albert (1819-61) has been bought by the Historic Royal Palaces and will go on display at Kensington Palace.

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Stopping power to halt an angry tiger

12 August 2019

In the days of the British Raj there was no shortage of would-be shikaris hoping to bag a tiger in India. At the same time plenty of London gunsmiths were ready to supply them with all the fire-power they could persuade them to buy.

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Siamese sword has eastern edge

12 August 2019

The huge variety of exotic arms brought back to Europe from the East during colonial days is becoming an increasingly lucrative area of business for auction houses.

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Antiques dealer Howe London holds warehouse sale for the first time

12 August 2019

Antiques dealer and furniture designer/maker Christopher Howe hosts a warehouse sale this autumn giving buyers access to his entire stock for the first time in his 30-year career.

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Household Cavalry blades in demand

12 August 2019

The collecting of English military swords is a science in itself.

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German game guns boast royal pedigree

12 August 2019

Fine German sidelock ejectors do not feature often in the London salerooms but Gavin Gardiner’s 25% buyer’s premium) May 1 sale of sporting guns at Sotheby’s in London produced a pair that not only scored on quality but had a history to back it up.

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Arms fair now in 52nd year

12 August 2019

The 102nd staging of the London Antique Arms Fair is on Saturday, August 24.

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Textiles testament to the past on show from dealer's collection

05 August 2019

Patchworks stitched together by successive generations in poor Japanese communities offered in Kensington exhibition

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