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The name’s Lazenby – George Lazenby21 December 2020
A gap in many collections of 1960s James Bond posters often involves rarities to promote On Her Majesty’s Secret Service (1969) starring George Lazenby.
Wind it even with gloves21 December 2020
Estimated at £800-1000 at Adam Partridge (20% buyer’s premium) but sold at £10,000 was this International Watch Company Luftwaffe pilot’s watch, c.1940.
Pick of the week: Vincennes Louis XV dish takes £95,00021 December 2020
This 12½in (32cm) Vincennes circular dish or plat d’entremets from the first Louis XV service sold for £95,000 (plus 25% buyer’s premium) at Woolley & Wallis.
Mouseman 'critters' chip in with their own creations21 December 2020
Furniture by Robert ‘Mouseman' Thompson and more recent productions from the Kilburn workshop attracted the usual enthusiasm at Tennants (20% buyer’s premium).
Auction previews: issue 247321 December 2020
Our weekly selection of previews from UK and Irish salerooms.
Bidder makes a holy order21 December 2020
Model produced for pilgrims and tourists to Jerusalem in mind is a highlight as specialist sales launch
Debut three-day sale graced by an aristocratic selection21 December 2020
In playing condition but with enough problems to be catalogued as ‘sold as seen’, a Nicole Frères brass inlaid music box was one of the unexpected stars of the first three-day sale to be held at Ripon auction house Elstob & Elstob (22% buyer’s premium).
Top-selling Staffordshire figure group stars in our weekly pick of five auction highlights18 December 2020
ATG’s weekly selection of items that caught bidders’ eyes includes one of the most ambitious and desirable early 19th century Staffordshire figure groups that made over 30-times estimate in Edinburgh.
Pick of the week: Jumbo price from Rothberger collection14 December 2020
The Anschluss of 1938 between Nazi Germany and Austria had a devastating effect on Vienna’s Jewish population.
Busts of tragic Roman duo take £106,00014 December 2020
This pair of life-size bronze busts depict the tragic young figures Publius Septimus Geta, son of emperor Septimus Severus, and his sister-in-law Plautilla.
A Bizarre discovery for Clarice Cliff historians14 December 2020
The latest Specialist Collectors’ Sale at Cuttlestones in Wolverhampton included a little bit of 20th century ceramics history.
Cotswold School brass fire dogs and an 1880s safety bicycle are among the six lots to watch at auction14 December 2020
With estimates from £100-9000 here are six previews of upcoming items this week.
Auction previews: issue 247214 December 2020
A selection of nine upcoming lots from auctions taking place around the UK and Ireland.
A glued together Chinese vase taking a six figure-sum at auction is among our pick of five auction highlights sold this week11 December 2020
ATG’s weekly selection of items that caught bidders’ eyes includes a heavily repaired Qianlong vase.
Seeing ‘double dragon’ as celadon vase brings €1.2m in Durrow07 December 2020
A celadon vase to a celebrated ‘double-dragon’ form has sold for €1.2m (£1.1m) – a record for Chinese art in Ireland. The 20½in (52cm) vase with a Yongzheng (1722-35) six-character mark was estimated at just €800-1200 at Sheppard’s in Durrow, Co Laois.
Pick of the week: De Morgan’s Frightened Bird flaps to £27,00007 December 2020
This 14in (36cm) diameter ‘double lustre’ shallow dish or charger by William De Morgan (1839-1917) is decorated in the so-called ‘Frightened Bird’ pattern.
Unesco ad campaign on looted art has ‘intention to mislead’07 December 2020
A Unesco campaign aimed at increasing public awareness of looted art is threatening to backfire after it emerged the ‘stories’ told in its adverts were fabricated.
A Louis Wain cat mug, a Giuliano pendant and a Charles Dickens' cheque are among the six lots to watch at auction07 December 2020
With estimates from £80-8000 here are six previews of upcoming items this week.
Auction previews: issue 247107 December 2020
Our weekly selection from salerooms.
Christie’s moves Asia to Paris07 December 2020
Christie’s is moving its Asian art sales from London to Paris and Hong Kong from next year.