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Trumpeters

UK issues export bar for 18th century Indian watercolour miniature of “outstanding aesthetic importance”

17 November 2018

The UK government has issued an export bar for Nainsukh of Guler’s ‘Trumpeters’, valued at £550,000.

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Hockney record helps modern and contemporary auction series to $2bn total in New York

17 November 2018

The latest series of Impressionist, Modern and Contemporary art auctions in New York generated an overall total of close to $2bn.

Art & Antiques for Everyone

ATG out and about: Art & Antiques For Everyone returns to Birmingham

16 November 2018

Art & Antiques For Everyone returned to the NEC in Birmingham this week with 194 exhibitors showcasing silver and porcelain to fine art and furniture.

Fallen Madonna

Famous ‘Fallen Madonna With The Big Boobies’ painting from 1980s comedy ‘Allo ‘Allo comes to auction in Bristol

16 November 2018

One of the UK’s most famous ‘Old Master’ paintings is coming to auction in Bristol estimated at £5000-8000. ‘Allo ‘Allo’s 'Fallen Madonna With The Big Boobies' is to be offered at East Bristol Auctions next month.

‘Portrait of an Artist (Pool with Two Figures)’ by David Hockney

Auction record for a living artist as David Hockney swimming pool scene makes $80m at Christie's

16 November 2018

David Hockney’s ‘Portrait of an ‘Artist (Pool with Two Figures)’ from 1972 became the most expensive work by a living artist when it was knocked down for $80m (£61.6m) at Christie's in New York last night.

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What lots caught bidders’ eyes this week? Five auction highlights including a ‘Rockefeller' pattern dinner service

16 November 2018

ATG’s selection of hammer highlights that sold at auction in the last week, including a ‘Rockefeller' pattern dinner service went over seven-times estimate.

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Box clever: Five boxes coming up at auction this month

16 November 2018

Whether you are a collector of silver boxes or cigarette cases, a variety of shapes and sizes are on offer at auction. Here is a selection coming up at auction next week.

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Top stories this week – including news of ex-Bargain Hunt presenter’s auction of his own collection

16 November 2018

The most popular stories on this website over the last week included news of former Bargain Hunt presenter Tim Wonnacott auctioning his own personal collection.

Pendant from Marie Antoinette's collection

Marie Antoinette’s pendant sets auction record for a natural pearl at Sotheby’s in Geneva

15 November 2018

A pearl and diamond pendant from the French Queen Marie Antoinette’s personal collection has set a record price at auction for a natural pearl at Sotheby’s Geneva.

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Porcelain specialist retires after more than 50 years of trade

15 November 2018

Well-known English porcelain specialist Simon Spero is retiring after a professional career lasting 54 years.

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Affordable art: Six works sold or offered for under £1000 including a sought-after Modern British gouache

15 November 2018

Three modestly valued works selling at regional sales below £1000 and three upcoming lots, including a gouache that set an auction record for the artist Ray Howard-Jones.

Rowley’s auction viewing dates in Newmarket – correct dates

15 November 2018

Rowley’s Antiques and Fine Art Auctioneers are holding a two-day sale on November 20-21.

Leonardo da Vinci drawing auction

Tajan to offer Leonardo drawing after ‘national treasure’ deadline expires

14 November 2018

French auction house Tajan has announced a date next year for the sale of the Leonardo da Vinci drawing that it discovered in 2016.

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British Art Fair dates changed to align with London Frieze Week

14 November 2018

The British Art Fair (BAF) is to coincide with Frieze London, running from October 3-5 at the Saatchi Gallery.

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BADA dinner marks 100 years of standing up for the trade

13 November 2018

Nostalgia and future-gazing abounded at BADA’s centenary dinner on Monday November 12, as a wide span of dealer generations celebrated 100 years of the association’s history.

Tim Wonnacott

Former Bargain Hunt presenter Tim Wonnacott to auction his own personal collection

13 November 2018

Tim Wonnacott is to auction his collection of more than 250 items at Sworders in Stansted Mountfitchet next month.

Chinese Mona Lisa

Chinese ‘Mona Lisa’ owned by Body Shop founder Anita Roddick sells for £1.7m at auction – watch video

13 November 2018

Woolley & Wallis in Salisbury sold an important oil by Chinese contemporary artist Yang Fei Yun (b.1954) today for £1.7m (plus 25/12% buyer’s premium). It came for sale from the charity established by Body Shop founder Dame Anita Roddick (1942-2007).

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Read all about it: Seven books by and about the art and antiques market

13 November 2018

A ‘Flog It!’ memoir, a Fabergé Egg mystery thriller and a book on ophthalmology and art are among the books published by and about the art and antiques trade this year.

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Provenance and market freshness key to success for London Chinese works of art sales

13 November 2018

Proof once more of the allure of market-fresh goods, the collection of Roger Soame Jenyns (1904-76) excelled at Christie’s Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art sale on November 6.