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Kangxi famille noire vase offered at Sotheby’s

02 May 2022

The sale of Important Chinese Art at Sotheby’s on May 11 includes this monumental Kangxi famille noire vase estimated at £220,000-280,000.

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Front cover lot reappears at Chiswick Auctions

02 May 2022

Chiswick Auctions holds three sales on May 16-17: Asian Art Part I and Part II and a catalogue titled The Chinese Art of Monochrome.

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Bingham collection at Olympia Auctions includes Tibetan ritual trumpet

02 May 2022

This 19th century Tibetan conch shell ritual trumpet, known as a dung-dkar, forms part of the Tony Bingham collection of musical instruments.

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Herry motors on at Antikbar

02 May 2022

This London Transport poster for the Motor Show that took place from October 17-26, 1935, in Olympia, west London, was designed by Heather Perry – known as Herry Perry (1897-1962). It was printed by The Dangerfield Printing Co, London.

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Canadian ‘Black Battalion’ memento sells at Dix Noonan Webb

02 May 2022

A medal awarded to a member of the only Canadian battalion composed of black soldiers to serve in the First World War has sold in a London auction.

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Battersea Decorative fair to showcase Ukrainian art

02 May 2022

Decorative fair exhibitor puts his post-Soviet works on hold for a different dedicated focus

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Lalique mascots add a touch of glass

02 May 2022

Lyon & Turnbull notes that while mascots made no functional contribution to a car, they “certainly added style, and generally have fared better over time than the cars to which they were mounted”.

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Qianlong-marked tazza at Roseberys

02 May 2022

These are three views of a famille rose ‘flowers and wufu’ tazza that has an estimate of £8000-12,000.

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Returning tourists give business boost for Portobello Road

25 April 2022

Tourists returning to London gave Portobello Road traders a significant boost over the Easter period.

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Africa art on the rise

25 April 2022

Investors are targeting the Post-war and Contemporary market for high returns as inflation soars and uncertainty reigns

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Hockney drawings and prints bring demand in the North and South

25 April 2022

The expansion in prices for David Hockney (b.1937) has affected not just his large and famous works which now sell for multi-millions but also his smaller drawings and printed works that fall further down the price scale.

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Twin powers: artistic brothers

25 April 2022

Identical twin brothers Josep and Pere Santilari (b.1959) star in Stuart Lochhead Sculpture’s exhibition Masters of Realism: Vanitas, Kunstkammer & Still Lifes.

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Jim Moir fits the bill

25 April 2022

This painting of a blackbird is one of a flock of avian paintings featured at Grosvenor Gallery’s show See them Richards? It features the work of Jim Moir (b.1959) – more familiar to most as the comedian Vic Reeves (his stage name).

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Homage to Hockney

25 April 2022

Rob Fisher painted 'Splash Test One' specially for inclusion in the exhibition Splash: Ode to Hockney.

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Portrait by royal approval

25 April 2022

A full-length portrait of the queen by Nicky Philipps is among the highlights at Fine Art Commission’s exhibition of Royal Portraits this spring.

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A universe created by Lalannes comes to Mayfair gallery

25 April 2022

A showcase of French couple whose work combined humour and fantasy with the natural world.

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Leafy design from Lady Anne

25 April 2022

A porcelain cabbage, its leaves edged in pale orange, is a highlight among 72 vegetables, animals and fruits featured in Albert Amor’s next exhibition – its first foray into Contemporary artwork.

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Indian pieces including jewellery owned by the mother of the Maharajah Duleep Singh attract bids at Bonhams

25 April 2022

The Islamic and Indian Art sale at Bonhams (27.5/25/20/14.5% buyer’s premium) on March 29 was topped by a diamond and emerald set gold pendant from the collection of Maharani Jindan Kaur (1817-63).

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Ethiopian dealership launches London base

25 April 2022

Contemporary African art was a topic of discussion at last month’s The Art Business Conference in London.

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Museums target Cook discoveries at Sloane Street Auctions

18 April 2022

A previously unrecorded family archive relating to Richard Grindall (1751-1820), an able seaman aboard Cook’s Second Voyage, surfaced for sale in London last week with spectacular results.

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