ATG Quotes of the Week
ATG Quotes of the Week

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“[My] number-one love is creating a sale out of nothing.”

Mark Wilkinson, formerly of Bonham’s and Christie’s has joined Sworders where he will stage the firms first Out of the Ordinary sale.

“I hope trade members will take a more active part in ridding the market of fake or illegally altered silver. Any pieces they suspect to be in contravention of hallmarking law should be sent to the Goldsmiths’ Company to be put before the Antique Plate Committee.”

Peter Cameron writes about the Hallmarking Act of 1973 and the work of the Antique Plate Committee.

“In making the film, our greatest stroke of good fortune was in accessing Fabergé’s Winter Egg of 1913. Many Fabergé authorities consider this to be the Holy Grail, the single most remarkable object ever created by the company.”

Art advisor and Russia expert Alice Ilich, on the film ‘Fabergé: A Life of its Own’, telling the story of Peter Carl Fabergé.

“The UK is a global leader in tackling the Illegal Wildlife Trade (IWT) and plays a key part in worldwide efforts on climate change, including implementing the commitments made under the Paris Agreement. Our commitment to both issues is as strong as ever.”

A government spokesperson address the leak of documents suggesting it is considering a scaled-down approach to the illegal wildlife trade.

“Prince Regent’s piano has long been on a wish list of desirable assets for the Royal Pavilion and so we’re thrilled to be bringing it back to its rightful home.”

Alan Robins, chair of Brighton & Hove’s economic development and culture committee, comments of the acquisition of an 1821 George IV grand piano for £62,000 at Piano Auctions.