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Phillips migrate Martinware to New York while Greenslade’s gourds surface at Salisbury auction

29 October 2015

Two single-owner collections of Martinware – each exceptional in their own way – will appear for sale on either side of the Atlantic this autumn.

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Hepworth’s Orkney sculpture heads to its ‘natural home’

26 October 2015

A small Dame Barbara Hepworth (1903-1975) sculpture bought at a Christie’s auction by The Pier Arts Centre in Orkney has now gone on display.


Police hunt sculpture thieves

24 August 2015

Police have released a CCTV image of a man they want to speak to in connection with a theft at the Masterpiece fair held in July at the Royal Hospital site in Chelsea.

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Tibetan bronze figure takes £32,000 at Bellmans’ auction

21 August 2015

West Sussex auctioneers Bellmans enjoyed considerable success on August 5, with a single-owner collection of around 30 Indian and Tibetan bronzes collected by a private vendor in the 1960s.

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Henry Moore’s Old Flo to return to Tower Hamlets

17 July 2015

The new major of Tower Hamlets has pledged to exhibit Henry Moore’s Old Flo in London’s East End after the local council were declared the legal owners of the sculpture in the High Court.

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Recovered Rodin to be sold at Christie’s New York

13 July 2015

A stolen Auguste Rodin sculpture, recovered after it was consigned to Christie’s in 2011, will go to auction later this year.

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Picasso sets all-time auction record as Giacometti reaches new high for sculpture

12 May 2015

A new high for any work of art sold at auction came at Christie’s New York last night as Pablo Picasso’s ‘Les femmes d’Alger (Version ‘O’)’ sold at $160m (£108.1m).

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Soldani bronze brings £320,000

29 April 2015

This Italian baroque bronze depicting ‘Ganymede and the Eagle’ by Massimiliano Soldani-Benzi (1656-1740) proved the highlight of Lyon & Turnbull’s recent sale in Edinburgh.

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Wolsey Angels – my ‘ones that got away’, says dealer

05 March 2015

More information has emerged about the colourful recent history of the £5m Wolsey Angels.

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Syndicate deal frees Wolsey Angels for sale

18 February 2015

The parties caught in a conundrum over proper title to two of the recently rediscovered Wolsey Angels have formed an extraordinary syndicate to resolve the issue.

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Michelangelo claim: there’s more to come say Fitzwilliam

16 February 2015

The Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge have promised to reveal more evidence backing the attribution to Michelangelo of a pair of bronze figures of two nude males riding panthers.

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World beater: de Vries at $24.75m

24 December 2014

More than half the receipts from Christie’s inaugural Exceptional sale in New York came from a single lot. And it was one with quite a history.

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Roman life in clay at £9500

27 June 2014

The Roman artist Bartolomeo Pinelli (1781-1835) is best known as a prolific engraver, selling to tourists his prints portraying the everyday life and costumes of characters encountered in and around the Piazza della Rotonda.


The easiest way to shoe a horse

15 May 2014

Thomas del Mar’s second sale of items from the John Woodman Higgins Armory Collection on May 7 included a number of related items, such as this 3ft 7in (1.1m) high panted limestone carving of St Eligius or Eloi, patron saint of horses and farriers.

£17m statue stand-off as London councils persist in rival claims

13 November 2013

The ownership dispute over a Henry Moore sculpture dubbed Old Flo looks set to rumble on despite one side claiming victory and making plans to sell it.

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Thieves take another publicly displayed Moore

28 October 2013

Another Henry Moore sculpture has been taken in the latest in a spate of thefts targeting works by the artist.

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War sculpture takes £46,000 at Duke’s

10 October 2013

This small sculpture conveying the raw horror of the First World War attracted serious competition at Duke’s of Dorchester.

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17th century sculpture returned to church after withdrawal from sale

01 July 2013

This c.1614 polychrome alabaster sculpture lost from a London church during the Blitz has been returned to its original location.

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Bromsgrove Guild garden statue takes £35,000

19 March 2013

This lead copy of Louis Weingartner’s 19th century bronze ‘Dryad and Boar’ was found hidden away in an overgrown garden before it was recently consigned to auction.


Swiss statue in Stourbridge

07 March 2013

Originally cast in bronze by Swiss sculptor Louis Weingartner in 1892, this 20th century lead statue by the Bromsgrove Guild entitled ‘Dryad and Boar’ will be offered at Fieldings Auctioneers in Stourbridge on March 9.