Latest News Articles by Laura Chesters
Beans means bucks at auction – Heinz forks out on 18ct gold baked bean18 March 2019
Beans manufacturer Heinz has paid a hammer price of £750 at auction for a special issue 18ct gold baked bean.
Global Art Basel/UBS art market report finds five reasons to be cheerful18 March 2019
The overall art and antiques market reported solid growth last year – though concerns about the year ahead clouded the responses to the 2019 Art Basel/UBS global art market survey.
John Pye expands, marathon man Terry Woodcock, Phillips in California and new tech for Dix Noonan Webb – a selection of the latest news from across the auction houses18 March 2019
John Pye Auctions will expand its Nottingham headquarters with two new salerooms – taking its total to nine.
Six lots to watch at auction this week including a dolls house, 200 halfcrowns and a Gallé vase18 March 2019
With estimates from £400-8000, here are six previews from upcoming sales this week.
Lyon & Turnbull latest auction house to stop selling rhino horn15 March 2019
Edinburgh auction house Lyon & Turnbull will no longer sell antique items made from rhino horn.
Lost Elgar masterpiece found in autograph book is heard for the first time in 100 years as it heads to auction14 March 2019
A rediscovered melody by Sir Edward Elgar will be offered at auction in Lichfield after it was found in an autograph book.
The queen of fashion, the queen of hearts, and the queen: Sotheby’s Made in Britain auction features pictures of Kate Moss, Princess Diana and the queen among lots14 March 2019
It is not quite a full house in a game of cards, but Sotheby’s Made in Britain auction has dealt three ‘queens’ alongside works by British artists including David Hockney, Howard Hodgkin, Dame Lucie Rie, Mary Fedden and Beryl Cook.
Court claim challenging New York ivory laws reinstated in the US12 March 2019
A US court claim challenging a 2014 New York law banning the sale of antique ivory by the Art and Antique Dealers League of America and the National Art and Antique Dealers Association of America has been reinstated due to amendments made to the case.
What next for Brexit? While we wait, can you spot the 12 Brexit-related images on this Weeping Willow Brexit plate12 March 2019
As we approach a crunch vote on Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit deal, a no-deal result is still a possibility – so too the prospect of an extension to the Article 50 process beyond the March 29 deadline.
Auction house Sotheby’s celebrates 275 years by ringing the New York Stock Exchange opening bell and launching London exhibition11 March 2019
Sotheby’s held its very first auction on March 11, 1744, and today it is celebrating this 275-year milestone with the opening of an exhibition detailing its history in pictures.
Bonhams introduces 27.5% premium threshold to "reflect the cost of bringing objects to global auctions”11 March 2019
Auction house Bonhams has raised its buyer’s premium levels, adding a new threshold of 27.5% on the first £2500/$3000 of the hammer price.
Five lots to watch at auction this week including prestigious Georgian-style entrance gates and a Charles II sterling silver tankard11 March 2019
With estimates from £500-25,000, here are five previews from upcoming sales this week.
Lecture series underlines the role of female war artists11 March 2019
Art historian Magdalen Evans is holding a series of lectures on Women Artists of the Second World War for the Arts Society with the next date set for Harpenden, Hertfordshire, on March 20, followed by Colchester, Essex, in May and Ely, Cambridgeshire, in September.
Rathbone is the name of the game as coincidental company title sets collecting duo on the road to many purchases11 March 2019
In the latest of our occasional series of collector interviews, we talk to Ian Harvey, 74, a retired chartered accountant who has been collecting all his adult life.
UK moves up to second place in global art market as China’s growth slows08 March 2019
The UK’s art market reclaimed its second position in the global league table as China’s rapid growth slowed during 2018.
Norfolk auction house relaunch, Henry Aldridge & Son changes, Fellows fine jewellery and Artcurial's online-only sales - the latest business news from across the auction houses08 March 2019
Norfolk sisters Catherine and Shelley-Anne Wilford have launched Beeston Auction House after the retirement of the owners of Townsend Auction Galleries.
New faces at Chiswick and Phillips – the latest Movers and Shakers across the art and antiques trade07 March 2019
An update on recent appointments in the world of art and antiques.
Tony Benn archive heads to British Library after help from auction house Christie’s06 March 2019
The archive of Labour’s longest-serving MP Tony Benn (1925-2014) has been accepted by the British Library.
Bonhams becomes latest auction house to raise buyer’s premium04 March 2019
Auction house Bonhams has raised its buyer’s premium levels effective from today.
How the art and antiques trade is preparing for Brexit04 March 2019
As we approach a crunch vote on Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit deal, a no-deal result is still a possibility – so too the prospect of an extension to the Article 50 process beyond the March 29 deadline. As the selection of comments and advice from across the trade suggests, the art and antiques sector, like businesses up and down the country, is preparing for every eventuality.