Sybil Dunlop ring made for the Bishop of London

07 November 2012

This Arts and Crafts ecclesiastical ring was made by Sybil Dunlop (1889-1968) for Arthur Winnington-Ingham, Bishop of London from 1901-39.

ABA bid to trace serial forger’s work

05 November 2012

The Antiquarian Booksellers’ Association is taking the fight to forgers after one of its members was instrumental in bringing serial forger Allan Formhals to justice.


American buyer poaches top Black Forest carving

05 November 2012

This carving of a poacher signed by Johann Huggler (1834-1912) of Brienz, Switzerland was the highlight of a collection of 28 ‘Black Forest’ type carvings sold at the latest sale held by Sworders.

Qatari’s unpaid bill reaches High Court

05 November 2012

The High Court has reserved judgment on whether to continue freezing the assets of a Qatari sheikh accused of being a serial defaulter on debts run up at auction.


Hurricane returns to its spiritual home for sale

05 November 2012

Bonhams’ December 3 sale at Brooklands will bring a powerful symbol of the Battle of Britain back to its spiritual home.


Appeal secures £3.9m Poussin

05 November 2012

An appeal launched by the Art Fund to save a Poussin painting for the nation has hit its £3.9m target.

Charges made over cheque fraud at fairs

05 November 2012

Two men have been charged with fraud connected to incidents at antiques fairs.

Chinese art market concerns raise question of regulation

05 November 2012

The Chinese government is considering regulation of the country’s burgeoning but problematic art market.


Double bill of Egyptian delights

05 November 2012

The late November antiquities double bill at Drouot held by Pierre Bergé et Associés kicks off on the 29th with a library of works on Egyptology.

American trade resurface after battling Hurricane Sandy

05 November 2012

The art and antiques trade in North East America and Canada is returning to business as usual following the interruption caused by Hurricane Sandy.


Churchill’s Land Rover takes £129,000 at auction

05 November 2012

A Series 1 Land Rover presented to Sir Winston Churchill on his 80th birthday was sold for £129,000 by Cheffins of Cambridge, more than double the top estimate – an auction record for a Land Rover, say the auctioneers.


Tools of trade as works of art

02 November 2012

A year after offering the first spectacular array of woodworking tools from the collection of David R. Russell, David Stanley Auctions of Osgathorpe included the third instalment from this prolific source at their most recent sale.


New faces at Old Master fair in Paris

01 November 2012

The specialist Old Master fair ‘Paris Tableau’ set up last year in the French capital is about to embark on its second staging.


Bach portrait unearthed in Alabama makes $100,000 in Philadelphia

01 November 2012

Debate has long surrounded the well-known portrait of composer Johann Sebastian Bach by German court painter and official Leipzig portraitist Elias Gottlob Haussmann (1695-1774).


Artist’s Resale Right: good intentions, bad law

31 October 2012

PERSONAL VIEW: Simon Stokes, who has just published his updated legal guide, puts the whole issue of the Artist’s Resale Right in context.

If you think you have it bad in the UK…

31 October 2012

PERSONAL VIEW: Jolyon Warwick James, President of the Australian Antique and Art Dealers’ Association (AAADA, NSW Chapter) and chairman of the Australian Antiques and Art Market Federation (AAAMF), examines the problems with the Artist’s Resale Right in Australia.


An old-school collector from Kansas City

31 October 2012

Chicago saleroom Leslie Hindman will hold a single-owner auction of property from a major Midwest estate on November 8.


Antiques for Everyone: the largest fair of its kind

31 October 2012

Birmingham’s NEC is once again about to host the egalitarian jamboree of the antiques world.


Asian fans at Edinburgh sale

29 October 2012

Edinburgh-based auctioneers Lyon & Turnbull will offer a pair of Chinese filigree fans at their Asian sale on December 5.


The elephants in the Newbury room

29 October 2012

This pair of Chinese export enamelled incense holders in the form of elephants are on offer at Dreweatts’ November 21 sale in Donnington Priory, Newbury.