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Vétheuil by Claude Monet

Sotheby’s to offer major English collection this summer

25 May 2022

An important English collection of Impressionist pictures, silver and furniture will be auctioned across eight different sales at Sotheby’s this summer.

Silver casket with Dr Anna Groundwater

Mary, Queen of Scots silver casket sold to Scottish museum for £1.8m

24 May 2022

A casket believed to have once belonged to Mary, Queen of Scots has been bought by the National Museum of Scotland with help from donors and art funds.

Bristol plate

A Bristol delft polychrome plate and a Walter Sickert drawing are among six lots to watch

23 May 2022

With estimates from £300-6000, here are six previews of items coming up at auction this week.

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Top stories this week – including news of a collector bidding a record price to buy back a Popeye tank

22 May 2022

The most popular stories on this website over the last week included news of a Popeye collector who originally sold a tank but wanted it back so badly he was willing to bid a record price.

Cavalry photo

French photographer Gustave Le Gray’s Napoleon III army album comes to auction

21 May 2022

Phillips will offer a recently discovered copy of Gustave Le Gray’s famous 'Souvenirs du Camp de Châlons' at auction in London next week.

Qianlong vase

Exceptional Chinese ‘nine dragon’ vase stars in our pick of six auction highlights

20 May 2022

ATG’s weekly selection of items that caught bidders’ eyes includes a Qianlong mark and period doucai 'nine dragon' vase that made 10-times estimate at Sotheby’s.

Ben Clark and Alessandro Fiorotto

Art adviser Gurr Johns launches financing business

19 May 2022

Art consultancy and valuation firm Gurr Johns has launched a new money-lending business.