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Asian art dealer recovers from Camden Passage flood and reopens

26 September 2018

Asian art dealer Kevin Page Oriental Art is officially re-opening following a flood that forced many dealers in Islington to close.

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Lost Henry VIII tapestry found in Spain goes on show in the UK

25 September 2018

A previously lost tapestry, commissioned by Henry VIII for Hampton Court during turmoil of the English Reformation, has been rediscovered in Spain.

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Single-owner collection of police truncheons comes to auction in Kent

25 September 2018

Historian and collector Gavin Littaur is to auction his collection of police truncheons and tipstaves after collecting for 15 years.

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Old Master dealer numbers on the rise at Frieze Masters

24 September 2018

Frieze Masters, the annual spectacle of historic and modern art that accompanies Frieze London, returns to London next month with the number of Old Master dealers up on the last edition.

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Auction of Staffordshire manor house contents unearths first edition copy of Adam Smith’s The Wealth of Nations

24 September 2018

A first edition copy of Adam Smith’s 'The Wealth of Nations' has been unearthed during final preparations for the sale of the contents of a Staffordshire manor house.

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Palace of Versailles buys Chinese silver ewer in private deal

24 September 2018

A rare 17th century Chinese silver ewer has been acquired by the Palace of Versailles in a private treaty sale conducted by the auction firm Beaussant Lefèvre. It is the only known surviving piece of silverware from a lavish diplomatic gift presented to Louis XIV by the King of Siam (Thailand) in 1686.

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They said what?! The week (September 17-23) in quotes from the art and antiques market

23 September 2018

“Heroic, epic, grand majestic.” Read how members of the art and antiques trade honoured the photography of Edward S Curtis – and heroes of British television – this week.

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TV comedian Vic Reeves exhibits 200 pictures at London’s Grosvenor Gallery

22 September 2018

TV comedian Vic Reeves has a double life as artist Jim Moir and a collection of his drawings is available now at London’s Grosvenor Gallery.

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Russian porcelain figures taken to 300-times estimate at Tennants’ auction

21 September 2018

A major competition came for a set of Russian porcelain figures at Tennants’ Country House sale in Leyburn, North Yorkshire today.

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Seven Highlights at Fine Art Asia 2018

21 September 2018

Fine Art Asia, the annual Hong Kong event, features art and antiques offered by dealers from both the west and the east.

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‘Only Fools and Horses’ fans dressed as Batman and Robin win Midlands auction to buy prop from TV series

21 September 2018

A prop that featured in the BBC comedy ‘Only Fools and Horses’ has sold for a hammer price of £28,000 (plus 24% buyer's premium including VAT) at Dudley auction house Aston's. The winning bidders arrived at the saleroom suitably attired – in a Batman and Robin costume.

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Bidders snap up letters from Pre-Raphaelite patron’s collection at Trevanion & Dean auction

21 September 2018

A group of 66 letters from the collection of an important patron of Pre-Raphaelite artists raised a £25,000 total at Shropshire auctioneers Trevanion & Dean.

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Shedding light on the first incandescent bulbs

20 September 2018

One of the earliest surviving incandescent light bulbs, made by the English physicist Sir Joseph Wilson Swan (1828-1914) in the 1870s, was snapped up at auction at Bonhams.

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‘Coups de Coeur’ – eight art market highlights from the Paris season

20 September 2018

The French art market was back in action in early September. The 30th staging of 'La Biennale Paris' and the latest edition of the 'Parcours des Mondes' tribal event were two highlights among a raft of gallery shows and auctions marking the return to work after the summer lull.

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Galerie Meyer alerts trade to missing Oceanic object

19 September 2018

A coconut shell spoon has gone missing from Galerie Meyer, a specialist in Oceanic and Eskimo art in Paris.

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British descendant donates silver teapot to Colonial Williamsburg museum

19 September 2018

A silver teapot that belonged to the last colonial governor of Virginia has been donated by a British descendant to the Colonial Williamsburg collection.

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Chinese art and antiques will NOT be subject to President Donald Trump's import tariff

18 September 2018

Chinese art and antiques have been spared from the imposition of a new US import tax on Chinese goods, after protests by art market leaders that the move would hurt US-based art and antiques firms and collectors, ATG has learned.

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Reward offered for information to help recover stolen Danish silver collection

18 September 2018

Danish police are appealing to the antiques trade to help track down a large collection of silver that was stolen in a burglary on September 8.

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Call out to ‘next generation’ of the art and antiques trade for London networking event

18 September 2018

BADA Friends will host its latest Young Friends Dealer Networking Evening next week with the aim of bringing together the younger generation of the trade.

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Movers and shakers: new faces at Anderson & Garland and Chiswick Auctions among the latest arts and antiques appointments

18 September 2018

Our latest look at new roles across the art and antiques trade as the new season begins.