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Victoria Beckham

Female focus for latest Old Masters tie-up between fashion designer Victoria Beckham and auction house Sotheby’s

10 December 2018

Auction house Sotheby’s teamed up with fashion designer Victoria Beckham on an Old Master art exhibition for the second time this year.

Martin Brothers

Five lots to watch at auction this week including a mirror linked to the Titanic and a Martin Brothers pottery dog.

10 December 2018

With estimates from £1500 to £30,000, here are five previews from upcoming sales this week.

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Get in touch with nature at your local saleroom: Six lots inspired by plants and animals

10 December 2018

From a Victorian Seaweed album to a pair of pottery bird panels, we have a look at art and antiques coming up at auction next week, all of which are inspired by the natural world.

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They said what?! The week in quotes from the art and antiques market including Richard Madley on the new auctioneer for the Indian Premier League

09 December 2018

A David versus Goliath battle. The closure of a Michelin star restaurant. Close encounters with customers. Find out what members of the art and antiques trade had to say for themselves (and about others) this week.

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Got the travel bug? Check out three upcoming travel related events in the art and antiques trade

08 December 2018

Three auction houses are holding travel-related events with highlights including panoramas and suitcases.

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Lucas van Leyden drawing from Rugby School’s historic collection leads Old Master auction series in London

07 December 2018

The highlight of the latest series of Old Master auctions in London was not a painting this time round but a rare work on paper by an enigmatic draughtsman.

Ewer

What lots caught bidders’ eyes this week? Five auction highlights including a Renaissance revival ewer and a vodka-drinking Russian

07 December 2018

ATG’s selection of hammer highlights over the past week include a piece by the ‘crystal king of England’, a Japanese style sword, a vodka-drinking Russian figure and a Renaissance revival ewer.

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A log from the ship that sailed with Admiral Nelson and more to find around the home counties next week

07 December 2018

A rare 18th century log for a ship that once sailed alongside Admiral Nelson’s HMS Victory is among the wealth of art and antiques to find around home county auctions next week.

IACF Alexandra Palace Grand Hall

Coming back for more: buyers from London, France and beyond return to IACF’s Christmas Ally Pally

07 December 2018

A key measure of business success, marketers will tell you, is the returning customer. There were plenty of those – stall holders, buyers and stall-holding buyers – packing the Alexandra Palace on Sunday, December 1.

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Top stories this week – including news of the UK government’s export block on JMW Turner's painting 'Walton Bridges'

07 December 2018

The most popular stories on this website over the last week included news of the UK government’s decision to place a temporary export block on a view of the Thames by JMW Turner that sold at Sotheby’s.

Richard Madley

Former Christie’s gavelmaster Hugh Edmeades has replaced ‘The Hammerman’ Richard Madley as the Indian Premier League auctioneer

06 December 2018

Auctioneer Richard Madley has been replaced with former Christie’s auctioneer Hugh Edmeades by the Board of Control for Cricket in India.

Boris Becker

Sale of Boris Becker's collection to go ahead next year, says auctioneer

06 December 2018

The auction house handling the much-contested sale of Boris Becker’s personal collection has said the event will now take place next year. It follows the bankrupt former tennis champion dropping his claim to diplomatic immunity.

Franses

Tapestry gallery wins ‘David vs Goliath’ court battle against landlord to stay in St James’s home

05 December 2018

Tapestry and textiles specialist Franses won a landmark Supreme Court case against its landlord the Cavendish Hotel, allowing it to continue to operate from the London gallery that has been its home for more than 25 years.

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TEFAF New York Spring reveals exhibitor list for 2019

05 December 2018

Tribal art specialist Donald Ellis Gallery is among the 12 new exhibitors attending this year’s TEFAF New York Spring.

 Bernardino Luini

'Gilets jaunes' rioting in Paris caused mayhem but auction results remain solid this autumn

05 December 2018

With the Paris 'Temps Forts' high season now under way in the salerooms as riots rage in the streets, the temporary closure of some businesses did not put off bidders and buyers in the French capital.

Paul Martin

Antiques dealer and TV presenter Paul Martin to open new gallery in Wiltshire

05 December 2018

Former Flog It! TV presenter Paul Martin is to open a new art and antiques gallery in the historic Cotswold market town of Corsham in February.

Muys Snijders

Movers and shakers: the latest trade appointments including new faces at Bonhams and Sotheby’s

04 December 2018

Our latest look at moves across auction houses, dealerships and art and antique organisations.

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Collectors tips from Serhat Ahmet: Meissen porcelain in the Art Nouveau and Art Deco periods

04 December 2018

Tips on how to spot and understand Art Nouveau and Art Deco Meissen porcelain was the focus of a recent BADA Friends event with Serhat Ahmet, a second-generation dealer in fine European porcelain.

Bonhams

Auction house Bonhams to close its Michelin-starred restaurant

04 December 2018

Bonhams is closing its Michelin-starred New Bond Street restaurant to focus on its “core business of auctioneering”.

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A Pre-Raphaelite muse, a warrior’s shield, a panel from Napoleon’s clock and other highlights from London Art Week

03 December 2018

London Art Week celebrates 5000 years of art history around the galleries of Mayfair and St James’s.