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03 May 2021

Guest and Gray, trading from a gallery in central London at 58 Davies Street, decided to launch a new website during lockdown.

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Canton complete with the hongs

03 May 2021

Bonhams conducts a general sale of Asian art in Knightsbridge on May 10.

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Jewell of a vase at Lyon & Turnbull

03 May 2021

Lyon & Turnbull’s May 14 sale in London includes this flambe glazed pear-shaped bottle vase that carries a Qianlong mark and may be of the period.

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Courageous messenger honoured

01 May 2021

A Victoria Cross group awarded to a British soldier who volunteered to carry a vital message to a stranded platoon at Mericourt in October 1918, in the knowledge that five of his comrades had already been in killed in turn making earlier attempts, sold for £200,000.

Chelsea's Saatchi Gallery

London fairs return as lockdown eases

26 April 2021

London indoor fair organisers have begun to announce dates for later this year.

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Beatrix Potter pottery by Grimwade’s

26 April 2021

Not to be confused with the modern Peter Rabbit series by Wedgwood, much scarcer teawares were made by the Grimwade’s factory in the 1920s.

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Mould loves a fresh discovery

26 April 2021

Show focuses on how latest technology and techniques can reassess portraits and paintings.

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Bidders get their teeth into a single-owner collection

26 April 2021

The familiar red-lettered, yellow-cloth covers of an 1897 first of Bram Stoker’s Dracula, though now somewhat soiled, prompted a far higher than predicted bid of $21,000 (£15,150) to lead a Chicago auction of March 19 – a sum bettered only by a handful of inscribed copies.

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Buyers awake to opportunities

26 April 2021

The Osborne Studio Gallery, specialist in contemporary sporting paintings and bronzes, has sold this painting by artist Hubert de Watrigant (b.1954) for £18,000.

Cromwell Place

Cromwell Place import tax deal boosts storage role

26 April 2021

Art hub Cromwell Place has received approval from HMRC to operate an official Customs warehouse.

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A touch of Poland in Peckham

26 April 2021

Duo organise south London pop-up market presenting five vintage poster dealers.

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Chiswick hits high road

26 April 2021

After many false dawns Jennifer Titmuss is finally launching her monthly Chiswick Antique and Vintage Market on Sunday May 9.

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Eye Kandy and look to the sky

26 April 2021

Ground level views of Ceylon offered in same sale as uplifting account of balloon voyages.

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Fussy time-keeper at auction, then an idiosyncratic dealer

26 April 2021

South London auction house Roseberys (25% buyer’s premium) was instructed to sell the collection of Herbert Kennard on March 26.

Portrait of a Girl by Isaack Luttichuys

National Gallery acquires fourth picture from late art patron via tax scheme

20 April 2021

The National Gallery has taken ownership of a portrait by Isaack Luttichuys (1616-73), the first work by the artist to enter a British public collection.

Portobello Road Market

Art and antiques return to Portobello Road as restrictions lift

19 April 2021

Up and down the country antiques markets, shops and centres were able to reopen last week.

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Bordeaux embraces avant-garde

19 April 2021

Exhibition tells the tale of an unconventional partnership opening up a conservative art scene

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Print fair now runs as a tour of London

19 April 2021

Dozens of London galleries are primed to open their doors to the public for the capital’s first physical mass art event in months.

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Be sure to bid if you fancy a Shell poster

19 April 2021

On April 29, Lyon & Turnbull, in partnership with poster specialist Tomkinson Churcher, will present Design on the Move: Selected Posters from the Shell Heritage Art Collection.

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Taken up a peg or two from the estimate

19 April 2021

The name ‘peg tankard’ comes from the vertical row of pegs inside that can be used to measure the amount of alcohol drunk as it was passed around a table.

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