“Da Vinci’s Salvator Mundi is coming to #LouvreAbuDhabi”
A Tweet posted on Wednesday night by @LouvreAbuDhabi revealing the destination of the £450m painting which sold at Christie’s New York last month.
“We’ve already started instigating investigations, have already yielded one arrest and from another investigation have recovered two paintings, previously reported stolen.”
Rob Upham, part of the newly re-formed Metropolitan Police’s Art and Antiques Unit, on what the team has already achieved in its first week back at work.
“Metal-detecting can make an immense contribution to archaeological knowledge, if practised responsibly, and the vast majority of people are keen that their hobby has a positive impact.”
Michael Lewis, head of portable antiquities and treasure at the British Museum, following the announcement that a record amount of ‘treasure’ was found in Britain’s fields and ditches by member of the public during the past year.
“The poor elephant was forced to flee the country amid fears the court might change its mind. Forgotten by a public that had once revered her, Mademoiselle D’Jeck ended her days in Geneva in 1837.”
Robert Pugh on the child’s plate he is offering at Towy Events’ upcoming antiques and fleamarket. The plate shows the famous performing elephant Mademoiselle D’Jeck, who was charged with the murder of her keeper.
“So many dealers are being hammered so badly they can’t afford to run shops. Fashions change and costs go up. This place is a showroom and storeroom and it’s got a lot of potential.”
Dealer Doug Hill on his new studio in Ingate Place, Battersea.