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Titanic twists of fate: tale of two auction lots in the US and UK

11 May 2022

Fate played a cruel hand in the case of two Titanic passengers whose stories have come to light through recent auction lots.

Kew Gardens scene

Panel show forms an orderly Kew

09 May 2022

The Decorative Antiques & Textiles Fair in Battersea Park is well known for selling garden items.

Dunkirk scene by Ernest Procter

Dunkirk 1918 scene sets Ernest Procter record

09 May 2022

Setting a record price for the Newlyn artist Ernest Procter (1886-1935), a previously lost First World War scene generated strong competition at Lyon & Turnbull’s latest Modern Made auction.

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European art – Make a continental connection

09 May 2022

Focus on 19th century works by continental European artists sold recently

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Market-fresh Tusquets masterpiece emerges

09 May 2022

A Spanish picture that had been in the same family for at least the past 120 years was among the works bringing demand at Bonhams’ (27.5/25/20/14.5% buyer’s premium) latest sale of 19th Century and British Impressionist Art.

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Event builds on resurgence in vintage cameras

09 May 2022

Photographica is back on Sunday, May 22, at the Royal Horticultural Society in London.

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Whistler fashion statement at Philip Mould exhibition

09 May 2022

Philip Mould’s exhibition 'A Brush with Fashion: 500 Years of Male Portraiture' includes this 1869 portrait of James Whistler, the American Gilded Age painter, by Walter Greaves (1846- 1930).

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Elizabeth I displays her lion heart in letter sold at Sotheby's

09 May 2022

Letter to adviser in 1592 underlines her frustration at the French king’s policies

Diego Maradona’s shirt from the 1986 World Cup

Record for sporting memorabilia as Diego Maradona’s 1986 World Cup shirt sells for £6m at Sotheby’s

05 May 2022

Diego Maradona’s 1986 World Cup shirt worn in the quarter final against England set a record for any piece of sporting memorabilia when it took £6m at Sotheby’s.

Rebecca Solomon picture

Princeton University Art Museum revealed as buyer of picture by female Pre-Raphaelite artist

05 May 2022

A work by Rebecca Solomon (1832-86) offered at Sotheby’s was bought by The Princeton University Art Museum.

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Snappy Dresser rewarded at £21,000

02 May 2022

The latest design sale at Roseberys featured this Aesthetic movement silver and ivory claret or water jug designed by Christopher Dresser.

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Covid and data drive ticketing changes at fairs

02 May 2022

Dealers and fairgoers are having to come to terms with widespread changes in the ticketing of fairs.

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Pick of the week: Record price for an RAF Victoria Cross

02 May 2022

The Battle of Britain or Dambusters are usually involved when it comes to sizeable Royal Air Force medal results.

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Xianfeng’s flask comes to auction

02 May 2022

Alastair Gibson Auctions has secured a remarkable Chinese imperial object with a Second Opium War provenance for a sale in London in the summer.

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Marks of a Jesuit

02 May 2022

European subject matter adorns this rare 18th century painted enamel ‘Jesuit’ bowl.

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Keep an eye on the return of this London event

02 May 2022

An Attic black-figure vessel decorated with a striking pair of eyes to the outside is among the highlights at the second physical staging of Eye of the Collector.

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How bazaar – Roberts Cairo scene

02 May 2022

Street view by British artist offered in Orientalist sale sells at four times estimate

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Hackney hopes for Pop Up Vintage Fairs

02 May 2022

Maxine Stonehill of Pop Up Vintage Fairs popped up in March at the Grade II-listed St John’s Church in Hackney, which has had a £6m restoration and is now a busy music and events venue as well as remaining a working church.

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Polish and Poise

02 May 2022

Bonhams holds a sale titled Polish and Poise: Japanese Art Through the Centuries sale at New Bond Street on May 12.

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Lacquer discovery at Bonhams

02 May 2022

This 14th century cinnabar lacquer dish measuring almost 14in (35cm) across was acquired in Shanghai by the father of the present owner in the 1930s.

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