Winter Olympia winners announced

11 November 2013

The 23rd Winter Fine Art & Antiques Fair opened at Olympia in West London last week and as usual trade associations the BADA and LAPADA presented their respective best stand awards to exhibiting members.

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Ahead of the rest at Asian Art in London

11 November 2013

This 6¾in (17cm) high, solid ivory head of the Virgin Mary, Hispano-Philippines, dating to the 17th-18th century, is the winner of the ATG Award for Asian art in London.

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Giacometti at $44.5m lifts mood amid mixed fortunes in New York

08 November 2013

A thin head by Alberto Giacometti (1901-66) was one of a handful of market-fresh works that helped lift the latest Impressionist & Modern art sales in New York.

Thames Valley dealers wind up association

07 November 2013

Due to shrinking membership, members of The Thames Valley Antique Dealers’ Association (TVADA) have voted unanimously to disband at the end of the year.

French U-turn on import VAT

06 November 2013

The French art world has welcomed their government’s decision to cut, rather than increase, the rate on tax for works imported in to France from outside the EU.

Data Protection update shows how to share rogue bidder info

06 November 2013

ATG’s sister operation, online auction platform, has gone some way to solving the problem of alerting auctioneers to rogue bidders under the Data Protection Act.


Rome deal for Dreweatts & Bloomsbury

05 November 2013

Dreweatts & Bloomsbury auctions have joined forces with Philobiblon, a leading Italian antiquarian books and manuscripts specialist, to offer monthly valuation events, auctions and fine art exhibitions in Rome.

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How sales are evolving at Summers Place

05 November 2013

This remarkable fossil of one of the largest animals ever to have walked the Earth becomes the first large dinosaur skeleton to be offered at auction in the UK at Summers Place Auctions in Billingshurst, West Sussex, on November 27.

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Wartski win $5.2m Fabergé figure

04 November 2013

This Fabergé carved hardstone figure of an Imperial bodyguard, recently rediscovered in the attic of an estate in upstate New York, has sold for $5.2m (£3.38m) at Stair Galleries in Hudson, New York. It has an extraordinary history.

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Galleries gain Freud's Constable

04 November 2013

This John Constable (1776-1837) portrait has been acquired by the National Galleries of Scotland from the estate of the artist Lucian Freud (1922-2011) through the Government’s Acceptance in Lieu scheme.

Storm forces change

04 November 2013

Sworders of Stansted Mountfitchet in Essex had to postpone last week’s Interiors sale after the St Jude’s storm knocked out their electricity supply for two days.

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Lowther casket goes to Bowes Museum

04 November 2013

An 18th century casket made from fragments of Chinese porcelain has been bought by the Bowes Museum in Barnard Castle, County Durham.

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Rewarding a blue plaque at £32,000

04 November 2013

Size, quality, condition and subject matter are the ingredients by which Berlin porcelain plaques are judged.

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Rare leopard spotted among Sylvac animals

04 November 2013

As with many areas of collectable ceramics, the marketplace for Sylvac animals has been rather muted in recent times. But, if prices have flat-lined for most pieces then there are still collectors waiting in the wings should something truly rare present itself.

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Sunday viewings for Donnington Priory

04 November 2013

Dreweatts & Bloomsbury launch a series of Sunday viewings for selected auctions this Sunday (November 10) at Donnington Priory, Newbury.

Protestors plan judicial review in bid to block Riesco sale

31 October 2013

When Croydon council announced its controversial wish to sell off part of its Riesco collection of ceramics it probably didn’t envisage such a wave of protest.

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Woolley & Wallis launch Chinese version of website

30 October 2013

In keeping with changing market trends, Woolley & Wallis of Salisbury have launched a new Chinese version of their website.

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Biblical scene takes £240,000 at Lyon & Turnbull

29 October 2013

A major bidding competition arose in Edinburgh last week as auctioneers Lyon & Turnbull offered this Old Master painting as part of their sale of contents from Lingholm House in Cumbria.

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Boris unveils Bonhams' £30m Bond St vision

28 October 2013

Bonhams have unveiled their new £30m headquarters at 101 New Bond Street, laying claim to the title of the world’s top saleroom complex.

Bonhams promote Yip to UK board

28 October 2013

Bonhams have promoted Suzannah Yip to the UK Board of Directors with immediate effect.