Art and antiques news from 2002

In 2002 Tim Hirsch led a management buyout of Spink from Christie's.

Alfred Taubman received a jail sentence for his part in the Christie's/Sotheby's collusion scandal.

Rubens' long-lost Massacre of the Innocents sells for £45 million at Sotheby's in London. At the time it was the third most expensive painting ever sold at auction.

Trade warned to be on the look-out for fake Doulton

07 January 2002

TRADING Standards officers have issued a warning to the trade to be on the alert for fake Royal Doulton. Several pieces have come to light over the past few months, including Lambeth Ware.