Latest News Articles by Noelle McElhatton
Trade lobbying helps win reprieve on US imports of Chinese art and antiques24 September 2018
The art and antiques trade celebrated a victory in the US after the Trump administration dropped plans for an import tax of 25% on art and antiques of Chinese origin.
The connected world of Asian Art21 September 2018
We are often reminded of the global nature of the Asian art trade and the wealth of opportunities for buyers knowledgeable or novice, around the world.
Chinese art and antiques will NOT be subject to President Donald Trump's import tariff18 September 2018
Chinese art and antiques have been spared from the imposition of a new US import tax on Chinese goods, after protests by art market leaders that the move would hurt US-based art and antiques firms and collectors, ATG has learned.
Tributes paid to influential Islamic art dealer Oliver Hoare17 September 2018
Tributes have been paid to Islamic art’s ‘most influential’ dealer Oliver Hoare who has died aged 73 after a battle with cancer.
Islamic art's 'most influential' dealer Oliver Hoare dies at 7311 September 2018
Oliver Hoare, the leading Islamic and Asian art dealer, has died aged 73 after a battle with cancer.
Ivory regulation will be balanced, says Ellis10 September 2018
The UK government will ensure that ivory regulations are balanced and with “appropriate exemptions”, the new minister for arts, heritage and tourism told the Art Business Conference last week.
Round table debate: The price is right10 September 2018
In an increasingly complex marketplace, how should auctioneers and dealers charge for their services?
Chinese imperial Yongzheng dish fetches top estimate £100,000 at Hansons London08 September 2018
Hansons has sold an imperial blue and white Chinese Yongzheng dish for £100,000 in London – 12 months after the Derbyshire-based auction house sold a similar dish.
Minister promises 'balance' in the application of ivory regulations04 September 2018
The UK government will ensure that ivory regulations are balanced and with "appropriate exemptions", the new Minister for Arts, Heritage and Tourism told an art market conference this week.
Dealers ‘must prepare for digital VAT reporting’03 September 2018
BADA and LAPADA have alerted their members that any business with an annual taxable turnover more than the VAT registration threshold (currently £85,000) should keep digital records.
ATG’s Chippendale news story: media reaction03 September 2018
Our story last week revealed that ivory elements of an important piece of Chippendale furniture, the Rowland Winn commode made c.1766, were removed for its appearance at a Christie’s auction earlier this year, the commode having been imported from the US.
Trump’s Chinese art tax ‘would hit small dealers’, culture lawyer tells US government officials27 August 2018
A leading US culture lawyer has testified at Washington, DC trade hearings about how a Chinese art import tariff would have a negative effect on small and medium-sized US dealers.
US lawyer argues art market’s case against President Trump’s Chinese tariff21 August 2018
A leading art market lawyer is among more than 300 US business chiefs, legal experts and trade bodies attending hearings in Washington, DC this week to argue against the Trump administration’s proposed tariffs on Chinese imports into the US.
Single place left in NAVA’s novice auctioneer event that for last year's winner, "completely transformed" her career20 August 2018
Auctioneers with less than 12 months’ selling experience are being urged to apply to enter the NAVA PropertyMark ‘Novice Auctioneer of the Year’ competition.
US and UK trade unite to oppose 25% tariff threat in Trump's trade war13 August 2018
Dealers and auctioneers in the US and UK are mobilising in the hope of removing works of art from the thousands of items caught up in the escalating US-China trade war.
BADA dealers publish open letter in Antiques Trade Gazette to urge sign-ups to ivory ban petition13 August 2018
Dealers Alastair Gibson and Laura Bordignon have taken an advertisement in this week’s Antiques Trade Gazette calling on the trade to petition the government to widen the ‘de minimus’ exemption for antique ivory objects in a forthcoming law that will restrict their trade.
Comment: Trade is putting up a good fight against Trump’s tariff13 August 2018
The US-China trade war, previously the stuff of new technology, heavy industry and agribusiness, has now opened a new front: cultural heritage. The threat of a 25% tariff on imported Chinese art and antiques will soon be discussed in Washington, DC.
Mealy’s Fine Art ceases trading after 84 years in Kilkenny13 August 2018
One of Ireland’s leading provincial auction houses, Mealy’s Fine Art of Castlecomer, County Kilkenny, has ceased trading after 84 years.
End of an era in Irish auctioneering as Mealy’s Fine Art closes its doors07 August 2018
One of Ireland’s leading provincial auctioneers, Mealy’s Fine Art of Castlecomer, County Kilkenny, has ceased to trade after 84 years as its principal, George Mealy Snr, has decided to retire from auctioneering.
More UK auction houses join Asian festival16 July 2018
Asian Art in London, the event that promotes London as the centre of the global Asian art trade, has increased the number of its auction house participants for the 21st edition (November 1-10).