Latest News Articles by Frances Allitt


Flight of the phoenix

23 October 2023

Jacqueline Simcox stages her exhibition of Chinese textiles in South Kensington’s Cromwell Place.


Product of the ancient Tokoname kiln

23 October 2023

The ancient Tokoname kiln was the largest and most prolific of the so-called six ancient kilns of Japan.


Of a sunny disposition

23 October 2023

'Sun’s Daughter' is one of the highlights in the solo show on Contemporary artist Emily Young at Richard Green, held in association with Willoughby Gerrish.


5 Questions with Megan Corcoran Locke

23 October 2023

Megan Corcoran Locke is gallery director at Stephen Ongpin Fine Art.


Two heads better than one

23 October 2023

Emerging dealer Shanshan Wang (trading as W Shanshan) collaborates with Stern Pissarro Gallery of St James’s for this edition of Asian Art in London.


Show with noble intentions

23 October 2023

This Kangxi period double-gourd ewer decorated in underglaze powder blue, overglaze famille verte enamels and gold is part of Jorge Welsh’s exhibition.


The web shop window: photograph of Frida Kahlo

23 October 2023

Thousands of items are available to buy from dealers online. Here we pick out one that caught our eye this week.


Scholar takes boat journey

23 October 2023

This Ming dynasty cloisonné enamel literati subject box and cover, 15th or very early 16th century, is one of the highlights on offer at Priestly & Ferraro’s exhibition of Chinese ceramics and works of art.


Autumn fairs flurry means intensive time for dealers

23 October 2023

Results from a flurry of fairs early this autumn prove there is plenty of space for such events in the London market.


Golden opportunity for snuff bottles

23 October 2023

Susan Page brings a selection of snuff bottles from the Golden Autumn Collection to this year’s Asian Art in London, staging the show at Daniel Crouch Rare Books in St James’s.

Gravant Floral Workshop Flower Arrangement

Dealer lends ceramics to exhibition on Old Master women artists

20 October 2023

A ceramics dealer is among those supporting a major exhibition showcasing women artists this winter.


It’s a furniture first at Frieze fair

16 October 2023

The first pieces of antique furniture ever to sell at Frieze Masters were snapped up as the 11th edition of the fair opened last week.


Birdbath makes Battersea splash

16 October 2023

A stoneware birdbath designed by one of Rodin’s students was among the highlight sales at the autumn edition of the Decorative Antiques and Textiles Fair.


Bumper selection of British dealers among Boston exhibitors

16 October 2023

Among the highlights at the Boston International Antiquarian Book Fair (BIABF) is a first edition of a 19th century German children’s book.


The rise of Mann in the year 1976

16 October 2023

In the summer of 1976, the British artist Sargy Mann (1937-2015) experienced a burst of creativity.


Gallery’s eye on the lie of the land

16 October 2023

This oil on canvas 'Petworth Park, Early Spring', by Dennis Creffield (1992), is among the works on offer at Portland Gallery’s 'The Lie of the Land'.


New chapter begins with Picasso show

16 October 2023

A strong dealer-client relationship forms the backbone of the major Picasso exhibition at Ward Moretti this autumn.


Colourful creations but the work of Quakers

16 October 2023

A small thread-covered purse or sweet bag in the shape of a pair of bellows is one among the highlights at Witney Antiques’ exhibition 'Choice and Precious Work: Treasures from the Schoolroom', which looks at historic needlework creations beyond the sampler.


Previews: Unrecorded Tipu Sultan swords among highlights on offer this season

16 October 2023

Two previously unrecorded swords from the Tiger of Mysore are among the stand-out lots on offer in upcoming auctions and from dealers


5 Questions with sculpture dealer Margaret Cowley

16 October 2023

Margaret Cowley co-founded Garret and Hurst Sculpture with Wendy Grellman. The firm is one of the exhibitors at Winter Art & Antiques Olympia.