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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.


Chiparus bronze in Suffolk sale

10 October 2012

This 17in (43cm) high bronze by Demetre Chiparus has been consigned by an elderly lady who had owned it from new to Durrants’ sale on October 12 in Beccles, Suffolk.


Joy Barnes collection in Taunton

14 September 2012

Greenslade Taylor Hunt will offer this small sitting horse by Dame Elisabeth Frink (1930-1993) in Taunton on September 20.


First show in Europe for Beasley’s bronzes

19 July 2012

EXHIBITION: Bruce Beasley at Pangolin London


Bronze Queen in The Cotswolds

21 May 2012

Entitled Seated Queen, this 19in (50cm) unmarked bronze sculpture by Ralph Brown (b.1928) will go under the hammer at The Cotswold Auction Company’s modern art and design sale in Cheltenham on May 29.


£250,000 Hepworth marks the beginning of a new era

16 January 2012

THIS alabaster sculpture by Barbara Hepworth (1903-75), entitled Two Rotating Forms II and dated to 1966, began the new year in style for Sworders.


Sculpture sales repackaged

05 December 2011

SOTHEBY’S are to change the format of their sculpture works of art sales in London.


Carving wings its way to £18,200

31 October 2011

THE final lot of 233 offered at Michael Bowman's latest sale at the Chudleigh Town Hall, Devon was this limewood carving of a goose wing attributed to the Anglo-German artist Sir Hubert von Herkomer (1849-1914).


A £50,000 tribute to a Renaissance wonder

10 October 2011

THE existence of the elephant – “nature’s great masterpiece... the only harmless great thing”, to use John Donne’s famous description – was well known to medieval Europeans, but captive pachyderms had disappeared from the continent shortly after the demise of the Roman Empire.

Lost in the Blitz, but now safely home

18 July 2011

A SCULPTURE has been returned to its former home more than 70 years after it was looted during the Blitz from a bombed London church.


De Vries withdrawn at Christie’s

11 July 2011

THE anticipated highlight of Christie’s ‘Exceptional Sale’ on July 7, a rediscovered bronze by Adriaen de Vries (d.1626), was withdrawn from sale at the last minute.


Stolen bronze in Surrey

13 June 2011

THIS bronze Zinfandel by equestrian sculptor Adrian Jones (1845-1938) was stolen earlier this month from a private house in Surrey.