Sunday - 07 February 2016

News

Export stop on Howard cabinets

04 February 2016

Culture minister Ed Vaizey has placed a temporary export bar on a pair of 17th century Italian ebony, ormolu and hardstone inlaid cabinets in the hope that they can be saved for the nation. ....

Two art recovery agencies in dispute

01 February 2016

An increasingly bitter spat between two UK art recovery agencies – the Art Loss Register and the Art Recovery Group – has reached the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority. ....

ATG gets a new deputy editor

01 February 2016

ATG MEDIA has just welcomed a new deputy editor to the recently expanded editorial team. ....

Getty Museum acquires Woody Brock collection

26 January 2016

The J Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles has acquired an important collection of 18th century French decorative arts assembled by Dr Horace Wood (Woody) Brock, one of the world’s foremost economists. ....

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Auction Previews

Sotheby’s to offer £20m Pilkington collection in Hong Kong

21 January 2016

The centrepiece of Sotheby’s April auction series in Hong Kong will be the collection of around 100 lots of Chinese porcelain spanning the Tang to Qing dynasties that was formed by the British collector Roger Pilkington. ....

‘Trafalgar’ flag probably flown by Royal Yacht

20 January 2016

Information has come to light proving that a newly-discovered flag due to sell at auction in March was not that flown from HMS Leviathan at the Battle of Trafalgar. It has since been withdrawn from sale. ....

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Auction Reports

Diggelmann doubles auction high for a ski poster

03 February 2016

A new auction high for a ski poster was established at Christie’s South Kensington’s annual Ski sale, held on January 21, when this 1934 colour lithograph advertising the attractions of the Swiss resort of Gstaad sold for £62,000 (plus premium). ....

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