Christie’s set record total for Contemporary art auction

15 November 2012

Making the most amount of money ever seen for a Contemporary art auction, Christie’s evening sale on November 14 made a staggering $363.5m (£237.6m) hammer.


Antiques dealer Jane Maufe becomes first woman to traverse the Arctic’s Northwest Passage

14 November 2012

At 69 many people might be thinking of slowing down a little, choosing an easier life of custard tarts in front of a warm fire.

Private sales lead the agenda once more at Sotheby’s

13 November 2012

Sotheby’s have seen a 50% increase of revenues generated from private treaty sales for the third quarter of 2012.


Prayers answered as Jacobite Amen glass yields £43,000 bid

12 November 2012

One of fewer than 40 known examples in the world, this Jacobite Amen glass sold at the latest sale held by Halls of Shrewsbury.


Tepid New York sales as nearly a third of lots fail

12 November 2012

The latest Impressionist & Modern Art sales in New York saw generally selective demand as bidding failed to take off on a large proportion of the works on offer.


Story of the world’s first Boy Scout who died a hero

12 November 2012

At the tender age of 15 young ‘Bob’ Wroughton became the world’s first Boy Scout, and had a glittering career of success in front of him. Yet just seven short years later, he became one of the first to die in the killing fields of the First World War.


Asian Art in London Award winners

12 November 2012

ATG Editor-in-Chief Mark Bridge presents Fabio Rossi of Rossi & Rossi with the Asian Art in London 2D Art Award at the ceremony at the British Museum on Tuesday, November 6.

High Court issues order freezing sheikh’s assets

12 November 2012

The High Court has issued an order freezing $15m of assets belonging to art collector Sheikh Saud Bin Mohammed Al-Thani.


Bosworth Field gold Angel goes on sale at Spink

12 November 2012

Spink have announced that they are to offer for sale a very rare Richard III Angel found near the site of the Battle of Bosworth in Leicestershire.


Will Olympia fair be this year’s winter warmer?

09 November 2012

It seems only yesterday that the June Olympia fair closed its doors at the West London venue, but its wintry cousin is almost upon us.


Silver ostrich raises its head at Blythe Road sale

08 November 2012

This 19th century silver ostrich made in Hanau is among the highlights of Matthew Barton’s auction offering silver, ceramics and jewellery at London’s Blythe Road on November 20.


Lalique car mascot wings its way to Tennants

08 November 2012

This Lalique car mascot has been consigned to the Tennants of Leyburn sale on November 16-17 by the great-niece of the chauffeur of the car on which it was originally mounted.


Prayers for the siege of Prague

08 November 2012

Printed in German, this Judaica booklet relates to the siege of Prague by the Prussians led by Frederick the Great in 1757.


Landseer’s dog at debut sale

08 November 2012

This pencil drawing by Sir Edwin Landseer (1802-73) is of his own dog Brutus and dates from the mid 19th century.


Zinkeisen dances into Gloucestershire sale

08 November 2012

This portrait of a ballet dancer by Doris Clare Zinkeisen (1898-1991), is estimated at £4000-6000 at Chorley’s sale at Prinknash, Gloucestershire on November 15.


Wartime relic with special connection to Nantwich

08 November 2012

Nantwich, Cheshire auctioneers Peter Wilson are selling this item, believed to be from the engine of a fighter plan which was steered away from houses in the town into the River Weaver by a heroic American pilot.


Playing your cards right in Stroud

08 November 2012

A large collection of playing cards comprising some 200 lots has been consigned to Stroud Auctions in Gloucestershire and will be sold without reserves on November 14-15.


Right on the Maak

08 November 2012

Specialist art consultancy Maak, established in 2009 by Marijke Varrall-Jones, former head of contemporary ceramics at Bonhams, holds specialist auctions of international studio ceramics twice a year.


Lively demand at Paris auctions for Egyptian antiquities

08 November 2012

Egyptian artefacts are one of the bullish sectors in the antiquities market and this has been reflected in sale results on both sides of the Channel last month.


Tipp & Co – the real toy story

07 November 2012

The long history of Tipp & Co. of Nuremberg (1912-1971) ranks among the most illuminating of all 20th century toy stories.