Chinese bonanza brings rising turnovers for provincial rooms

17 January 2011

LARGELY thanks to the voracity of Chinese buyers, four of the UK’s heavyweight regional auctioneers enjoyed record sales figures in 2010.

Auctions see increases in live bidding

17 January 2011

SPOKESMAN for the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, Chris Ewbank, described 2010 as a breakthrough year for live online bidding.


Hartshorne collection packs a punch at Bonhams

10 January 2011

TOP lot at Bonhams’ latest sale of English and Continental glass was this impressive 15in (40cm) high, early lidded punchbowl from c.1685.

Chinese boom sees Salisbury rooms post sales of £23m

10 January 2011

UNDERLINING the impact of the market for Chinese works of art on the UK auction landscape, Salisbury auctioneers Woolley & Wallis posted total hammer sales in 2010 of £23.36m.

Paris-Tableav: Dealers launch Old Masters fair

10 January 2011

THE ten Parisian dealers hoping to push Old Masters into the limelight in the French capital have confirmed their decision to hold a fair dedicated to the genre this autumn with dates and details.

Goodman sells up in Australia

10 January 2011

AFTER just one year at the helm of Sotheby’s Australia, Tim Goodman has retired as chairman and principal shareholder.


Two blockbusters in New York antiquities sales

07 January 2011

THE latest antiquities series at the major rooms in New York produced strong selling rates, a slew of high individual prices and two blockbuster results.

Record year for Ketterer Kunst

07 January 2011

MUNICH saleroom Ketterer Kunst enjoyed a record year in 2010, posting annual sales of €21.6m (€26m including premium).


Benin ivory mask withdrawn from Sotheby's sale

04 January 2011

Just days after Sotheby’s announced the sale of a 16th century ivory mask and five other works from the Kingdom of Benin, the auctioneers said they have been withdrawn.


Hotwheels stand on the podium for Pippa

01 January 2011

A recent sale conducted by Astons of Dudley included a collection of merchandise belonging to a former Palitoy UK sales representative.