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London dealer hails victory in six-year legal battle over St James’s lease

28 June 2021

“We want art and antiques galleries to know that this area is now affordable," says dealer S Franses after High Court victory

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Mudge Green stands out in Taylor clock sale

28 June 2021

Highlights from the first tranche of the clock collection of Isle of Man entrepreneur and horologist Dr John C Taylor (b.1936) were offered for sale by dealership Carter Marsh in London last week.

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5 Questions: modern art dealer Liberté Nuti

28 June 2021

One half of the master drawings gallery Härb Nuti, Liberté Nuti is a specialist in Modern and Impressionist art with a particular focus on works on paper. Härb Nuti is taking part in London Art Week, which runs from July 2-16.

Catalogues sell for six-figure sums

28 June 2021

Two lots offered as part of a Chinese works of art auction held by Christie’s (25/20/14.5% buyer’s premium) brought matching bids of £110,000 – far, far in excess of their estimates.

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Family history lifts Cartier brooch to £120,000

28 June 2021

The star of a recent Chiswick Auctions’ (25/12% buyer’s premium) Jewellery auction was an Art Deco diamond and rock crystal Cartier brooch, c.1925.

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East to west is a cool move for dealer Phil

28 June 2021

After 10 years based at London’s Old Spitalfields Market, Phil Taylor Cool Stuff is moving west to the antiques hub of Lillie Road in Fulham.

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Jewellery: Marlborough gems strike gold again with £48,000 Nathaniel Marchant intaglio at Christie's

28 June 2021

The collection of about 800 engraved gems formed by the nobleman and politician George Spencer, 4th Duke of Marlborough (1739-1817), was the largest and most important of the age.

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Numbers rising at Charing Cross Collectors’ Market

28 June 2021

One of the longest-running niche markets in London has reopened post-lockdown and trader numbers are rising slowly, says Bridget Pettecrew, organiser of the Charing Cross Collectors’ Market in the arches below Charing Cross Station in London.

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How Cartier still shone despite the thrifty financial times

28 June 2021

In the thrifty years after the Wall Street Crash, many Cartier jewels used fewer large diamonds and more colourful secondary stones. What they lost in intrinsic value they more than made up for with the ‘wow’ factor.

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Lyons debut in sculpture park

28 June 2021

This unique steel sculpture is among a series of monumental works by the late Michael Lyons (1943-2019) on display at Thirsk Hall & Sculpture Park in North Yorkshire thanks to London gallery Willoughby Gerrish.

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Marketing – Middle Ages style

28 June 2021

More manageable version of monumental Nuremberg Chronicle makes five-times top guide

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Court judgment on rent for St James’s gallery ‘will impact wider market’

22 June 2021

A court victory for textile dealer S Franses will have wider implications for rents across the West End of London, experts predict.

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Standing salt in the Dutch taste at Sotheby’s

21 June 2021

Sotheby’s Treasures sale on July 6 includes this Dutch silver standing salt by Adam van Vianen (Utrecht, 1621) estimated at £600,000-800,000.

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Dutch depictions at the double at Roseberys

21 June 2021

Among a number of historic portraits at West Norwood saleroom Roseberys in the auction of Old Master & 19th Century Pictures on July 20 is this painting of a man wearing a fur collar, white lace ruff and a skull cap, below.

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‘Seven liberal Arts’ inkstand given £1m-1.5m estimate at Christie’s

21 June 2021

The Exceptional sale at Christie’s on July 6 includes this outstanding example of Charles I silver: the so-called Seven Liberal Arts inkstand. The estimate is £1m-1.5m.

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JMW Turner Thames estuary back on public view for first time since 1945

21 June 2021

Among the highlights at Sotheby’s Old Masters evening sale on July 7 is one of a series of eight views of the Thames estuary exhibited by JMW Turner (1775-1851) at his gallery in Harley Street between 1807-09.

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Dagoty vases consigned to Bonhams

21 June 2021

The sale titled 500 Years of European Ceramics at Bonhams Bond Street on July 6 includes this pair of 18in (45cm) vases by the Paris Dagoty factory.

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Dealer show previews: Art week expands the horizons

21 June 2021

Discoveries take centre stage as event incorporates London dealers beyond its normal area

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ATG letter: We need to keep the unique Portobello character

21 June 2021

In answer to your article on the Portobello Road area consultation (ATG No 2495), here are some possible improvements I would suggest.

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Lawrence Louvre study stars online

21 June 2021

With fewer collectors and international dealers expected in London this summer, the capital’s high-end art fair 'Masterpiece' migrates online for its 2021 edition

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