Cuban photographer’s favourite picture

04 March 2013

This image of a young girl cradling a piece of wood for a doll by Cuban photographer Alerberto Korda is believed to have been his favourite claims his daughter, Norka Korda who has consigned a group of fifty-five photographs by her father to Dominic Winter’s sale on March 7 in South Cerney, near Cirencester.

Tributes to tragic Lots Road couple

04 March 2013

Lots Road Auctions are in mourning for staff members Joe Bampton and Suzanna Gyetvai, who died in the hot air balloon tragedy in Luxor, Egypt, on February 26.


Fabergé souvenir of a shot that almost killed the Tsar

04 March 2013

On the feast of the Epiphany, the Tsar, his family and the diplomatic corps traditionally watched the Great Blessing of the Waters on the Frozen River Neva by the Winter Palace in St Petersburg.

Sotheby’s also raise premium, but go further than Christie’s

01 March 2013

Sotheby’s have followed Christie’s in restructuring their buyer’s premiums, but have pushed the thresholds even higher than their rivals in the bid for better yields.


Royal Worcester in Glasgow

01 March 2013

There is plenty on offer for collectors of Royal Worcester at McTear’s British & Continental ceramics and glass sale on March 12 in Glasgow.


New Wave band manager’s collection of artwork

01 March 2013

The original artworks which featured on the music albums of 80s English Synthpop and New Wave band ‘Talk Talk’ are to go under the hammer at music memorabilia specialists Omega Auctions in Stockport, Cheshire, on March 9.


Smart medals of a distinguished Victorian surgeon

01 March 2013

This group of orders and medals were awarded to Sir William Smart KCB, a Naval Surgeon and latterly Honorary Physician to Queen Victoria.


Charles Dickens novel in original parts

01 March 2013

A copy of Charles Dickens’s ‘Nicholas Nickleby’ in the original parts is being offered by Dominic Winter on March 6 in South Cerney, Cirencester.


Asia Week in New York: full of Eastern promise

01 March 2013

For the art and antiques world, New York in the spring increasingly means turning attention to the East.


Deeds to Aintree to be sold at Liverpool auction

28 February 2013

The original conveyance deeds to Aintree Grand National Racecourse, which date back to 1838, are to go under the hammer at Cato Crane in Liverpool on March 6.


Lichtenstein print offered as part of film producer’s collection

28 February 2013

Jim Dine, Roy Lichtenstein and Erró are just some of the artists whose works are included in the collection of the late film producer Hercules Bellville to be offered on March 5 at Holloway’s of Banbury.


House contents sale in Dumfries

28 February 2013

Scottish auction house Thomson Roddick are to sell the residual contents of Cromlix House Hotel in Perthshire, a former home of Scottish family the Hay-Drummonds.


Portrait of Tower of London’s lieutenant goes on the block

28 February 2013

This 14½ x 12in (37 x 30in) portrait which will be offered at Dickins Auctioneers in Middle Claydon, Buckingham, on March 1-2 has been dated to c.1513 after the auctioneers carried out an X-ray test on the oak panel.


Young Guns promise a healthy future for the trade

28 February 2013

“Britain’s antiques industry is thriving, and full of bright young things – an up-and-coming generation that are ensuring its vigour.”


Ogden longcase draws timely bidding

28 February 2013

It was not the oak case that made this George III eight-day longcase clock such an attractive lot at Batemans of Stamford – it was the movement and face which bore the magic name of Thomas Ogden of Halifax.

Christie’s bid to squeeze more out of premiums

27 February 2013

Christie’s have announced a new buyer’s premium structure that points to a period of heightened competition.


Leather drinking vessels from the 17th century

26 February 2013

A group of 17th century black leather drinking vessels – three bottells, two jacks and pair of bombards – surfaced at a recent sale held by Brightwells of Leominster.


Archibald Knox silver biscuit box takes £26,000

25 February 2013

A remarkable collection of Arts & Crafts silver which recently came to light after 40 years in a bank vault sold at Reeman Dansie of Colchester last month.

£800,000 haul for fraud gang who targeted auction houses

25 February 2013

Two men have been found guilty of a sophisticated credit card fraud which targeted auction houses across the country.


Sotheby’s to fight Caravaggio claim

25 February 2013

Sotheby’s have issued a defence in response to a High Court claim made over a work sold at auction which was attributed to a ‘follower’ of Caravaggio.