Latest News Articles by Alex Capon

William Tillyer mesh work

Contemporary art duo draw strong interest at Roseberys

03 September 2020

Roseberys’ (25% buyer’s premium) latest sale of Modern & Contemporary British art had a stronger focus than usual on works from the second half of the 20th century.

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Klimt drawing from Beethoven Frieze makes £32,000 at Chiswick Auctions

31 August 2020

A drawing by Gustav Klimt (1862-1918) sold to a phone bidder for £32,000 (plus 25% buyer’s premium) at Chiswick Auctions last week.

Gustav Klimt drawing

Gustav Klimt sketch for the Beethoven Frieze emerges at Chiswick Auctions

25 August 2020

A drawing by Gustav Klimt is being offered at Chiswick Auctions this week.

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Bonhams sticks to early offering

24 August 2020

While Sotheby’s and Christie’s shifted their main Old Master offerings to the end of July, Bonhams (27.5/25/20/13.9% buyer’s premium) maintained its auction earlier in the month with a sale in New Bond Street on July 7-8.

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Even Old Masters have to wait

24 August 2020

Leading works held back until mixed-category July auctions in a drawn-out sales season.

Scotland tightens the rules on face coverings at auctions

17 August 2020

The Scottish government has updated its guidance on face coverings.

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18th century French gift box and Edward the Confessor silver penny are among the five lots to watch at auction this week

17 August 2020

With estimates from £180-9000 here are five previews of upcoming items this week.

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Brangwyn pushes the boat out

17 August 2020

A group of works on paper generated decent action at Keys’ (20% buyer’s premium) online-only sale of 20th Century design and modern art this summer.

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Affordable art: Three works sold for under £750 including a Landseer ink on paper

17 August 2020

Three modestly valued works selling at regional sales including an work on paper by Sir Edwin Landseer.

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Sale inspired by new age thinking

17 August 2020

A mix of works across different periods and genres drew attention at the first Pictures through the Ages auction at Mallams (27% buyer’s premium) of Oxford.

Scrap silver

Heaps of Victorian silver scrapped after another spike in precious metal prices

07 August 2020

Another bounce in precious metal prices has led to more antique pieces of gold and silver being scrapped.

Admiral Lord Nelson laying in state

Glass image of Nelson laying in state features in our pick of five auction highlights this week

07 August 2020

ATG’s selection of hammer highlights this week includes a reverse engraving on glass of Admiral Lord Nelson lying in state at Greenwich Hospital. It sold for 22-times estimate in Norfolk.

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Government makes face-coverings mandatory at auction houses in England

05 August 2020

Wearing a face-covering when attending an auction house in England will become mandatory from Saturday August 8.

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Individual highlights at London 'high season' sales but totals hit as vendors hang on to works

03 August 2020

The ‘high season’ of summer auctions in London held by Sotheby’s and Christie’s generated £205.8m including premium last week.

Lucian Freud portrait of John Richardson

Seven highlights from the John Richardson collection at Sotheby’s

03 August 2020

A collection of paintings, sculpture, works on paper and prints owned by the late art historian John Richardson is being offered at Sotheby’s later this year.

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Two tastes of Yorkshire

03 August 2020

Two works by Fred Stead (1863-1940) drew strong interest at Bellmans (22% buyer’s premium) in West Sussex thanks, in part, to here-to-be-sold estimates. They were being consigned from a deceased estate.

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Clouds lift for a Constable fan

03 August 2020

Four pictures in Colchester sale provide a good case study in the factors affecting John Constable attributions and buyer confidence

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Affordable art: Three works sold for under £600 including a William Wyllie marine

03 August 2020

Good art at a great price in regional sales.

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George VI expresses thanks to therapist

03 August 2020

A royal presentation silver cigarette case given by George VI to his speech therapist Lionel Logue, the subject of the 2010 film The King’s Speech, sold for £61,000 at Woolley & Wallis in Salisbury.

Gold at all-time record as silver rises sharply

03 August 2020

The price of gold jumped to a record high in the UK last week as global precious metal markets rose amid economic and political uncertainty.