Latest News Articles by Frances Allitt

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British self-portrait and a child ‘kolf’ player star among London Art Week gallery sales

11 December 2018

A self-portrait of British artist John Sergeant (1937-2010) was one of the highlight sales at London Art Week where it was bought as a donation to the British Museum.

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Fine Art Society offers collection at Sotheby’s after leaving New Bond Street home of 142 years

10 December 2018

More than 300 works from the The Fine Art Society, which left its New Bond Street home of 142 years in August, go under the hammer at Sotheby’s next year.

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Dealers launch watchdog site to raise awareness of thefts

10 December 2018

Two south-west of England antiques dealers have launched an ‘Antiques Watchdog’ site designed to raise awareness of shoplifting in shops and centres around the country.

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Get in touch with nature at your local saleroom: Six lots inspired by plants and animals

10 December 2018

From a Victorian Seaweed album to a pair of pottery bird panels, we have a look at art and antiques coming up at auction next week, all of which are inspired by the natural world.

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Fifty female artists in the frame: Gallery holds exhibition devoted to works by women in the first half of the 20th century

10 December 2018

“When I was putting this exhibition together, a lot of people thought I would not be able to find 50 different women British artists to show. In the end, I could have shown 500,” says Sacha Llewellyn of 20th century British art specialist Liss Llewellyn.

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Museum's tribute to Manxman Archibald Knox

10 December 2018

A c.1900 gold and enamel Archibald Knox (1864-1933) necklace is among the items lent by Anthony Bernbaum of The Peartree Collection for an exhibition at the Manx Museum.

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5 Questions: Paul Garner

10 December 2018

Paul Garner of Garners Antiques has a showroom in Rutland which offers art, antiques and British handmade furniture.

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Silver show is history lesson at Cotswolds fair

10 December 2018

Keith Richards Antiques brings a selection of early 20th century silver modelled on historic pieces to the first 2019 staging of The Cotswolds Decorative Antiques & Art Fair at Westonbirt School.

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Six new dealer catalogues – including Mackinnon Fine Furniture's latest offering

10 December 2018

Dealers spend a lot of time and thought on the catalogues they bring out to showcase stock – here is the first in an occasional series looking at recent examples covering a range of art and antiques.

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They said what?! The week in quotes from the art and antiques market including Richard Madley on the new auctioneer for the Indian Premier League

09 December 2018

A David versus Goliath battle. The closure of a Michelin star restaurant. Close encounters with customers. Find out what members of the art and antiques trade had to say for themselves (and about others) this week.

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A log from the ship that sailed with Admiral Nelson and more to find around the home counties next week

07 December 2018

A rare 18th century log for a ship that once sailed alongside Admiral Nelson’s HMS Victory is among the wealth of art and antiques to find around home county auctions next week.

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TEFAF New York Spring reveals exhibitor list for 2019

05 December 2018

Tribal art specialist Donald Ellis Gallery is among the 12 new exhibitors attending this year’s TEFAF New York Spring.

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Collectors tips from Serhat Ahmet: Meissen porcelain in the Art Nouveau and Art Deco periods

04 December 2018

Tips on how to spot and understand Art Nouveau and Art Deco Meissen porcelain was the focus of a recent BADA Friends event with Serhat Ahmet, a second-generation dealer in fine European porcelain.

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Pre-Raphaelite watercolour tops sales at Art & Antiques for Everyone fair in Birmingham

03 December 2018

Among the works selling at the recent Art & Antiques for Everyone fair in Birmingham was a watercolour by John Roddam Spencer Stanhope (1829-1908).

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A Pre-Raphaelite muse, a warrior’s shield, a panel from Napoleon’s clock and other highlights from London Art Week

03 December 2018

London Art Week celebrates 5000 years of art history around the galleries of Mayfair and St James’s.

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Sensuality and the nude explored in Rafael Valls exhibition

03 December 2018

Nudity and sensuality are themes running through London gallery’s look at eroticism

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5 Questions: Anna Wakerley

03 December 2018

Anna Wakerley of Oriel Fine Art specialises in pre- and post-war Modern British painting.

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Vibrant French ceramics at Whitford Fine Art

03 December 2018

Jean Lurçat’s 'Sun Dancer', c.1955, is from a range of vibrant ceramics that the French artist produced during the 1950s, many of which are now on offer in Whitford Fine Art’s exhibition Poetry in Motion.

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They said what?! The week (November 26-December 2) in quotes from the art and antiques market

02 December 2018

Who talked about 4.5bn-year-old wonders this week? And who was enjoying the recent interest in Banksy prints? Read about that and more with our weekly round up of quotes from members of the art and antiques trade.

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Inaugural Anthony Meyer Scholarship awarded for study of Oceanic skulls

01 December 2018

The inaugural Anthony JP Meyer Scholarship, for supporting research on the Oceanic collections in museums in France and overseas communities, has been awarded to Sophie Jacqueline.