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“A sanctuary of fine art and antiques”: Sworders sweeps back the curtains ahead of historic Hertfordshire estate contents sale – video

07 March 2018

Sworders has said that its upcoming auction of the primary contents of the historic Hertfordshire estate North Mymms Park will be “among the finest house sales we have conducted in 30 years”.

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People on the move - latest appointments

07 March 2018

A round-up of people in the news across the art and antiques world.


Doulton stoneware stars at Hertfordshire auction thanks to popularity of whisky flasks

07 March 2018

A pair of Doulton flasks far outstripped expectations at Bushey Auctions.

Hornsey Town Hall memorabilia

Contents of Hornsey Town Hall to be auctioned ahead of redevelopment

07 March 2018

Ever wanted to own a Hornsey Town Hall jerry can, street sign or some ARP memorabilia? Or perhaps some old computers, scientific equipment and vintage school lockers?

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New chief of Met’s art and antiques squad calls on trade to work with police to fight crime – video

06 March 2018

Det Sgt Rob Upham, the new chief of the Metropolitan Police’s Art & Antiques Unit, has called on the trade to work with his team to help protect the art and antiques sector.

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Fred Dibnah heritage centre contents to be sold at auction

06 March 2018

I interviewed Fred Dibnah once, as a wet-behind-the-ears journalism student in Preston. He had just come down from the third-tallest church spire in the country at St Walburge’s, which dominates the city skyline at 309ft high.

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Record breaker? Rare Chinese gold-pink Kangxi bowl comes to auction at Sotheby’s Hong Kong

06 March 2018

A rare Kangxi bowl coming onto the market for the first time in 30 years could test the auction record for Chinese ceramics.


London art dealer named in a $50m New York money laundering case involving Picasso painting

05 March 2018

A London art dealer has been named in a $50m securities fraud and money-laundering court case in New York following a sting led by an undercover FBI agent.

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Birth of art photography: A selection of early Victorian photographs come to auction as the National Portrait Gallery unveils new exhibition

05 March 2018

Work by ground-breaking Victorian photographers Julia Margaret Cameron, Oscar Rejlander and Lewis Carroll will be offered at auction this week in Gloucestershire.

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Works on paper loaned to Ashmolean museum sold at Oxford auction – 5 highlights from the sale

05 March 2018

A group of Old Master and traditional British etchings, drawings and watercolours, previously on loan to the Ashmolean museum, drew keen interest at Mallams in Oxford this week.


Comic that features the arrival of Batman could fetch $1m at auction in the US

05 March 2018

A previously unknown copy of the Golden Age comic that heralds the arrival of Batman, is expected to top $1m at auction in the US next week.


They said what?! The week (February 25-March 4, 2018) in quotes from the art and antiques world

04 March 2018

In our weekend series, Antiques Trade Gazette brings you a selection of quotes from dealers, auctioneers, collectors and others. This week, it’s actors, auctions and the 1980s.


Basil Beattie stars at latest instalment of Royal Academy’s Art Sales programme

03 March 2018

The Royal Academy opened a selling show this week show featuring to work of RA artist Basil Beattie.

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Brexit and the ivory consultation in focus at valuation conference at RICS

02 March 2018

The impact on the art market of Brexit, the ivory consultation and General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) were the focus for art and antiques specialists attending the RICS Valuation Conference yesterday.


First quarterly London Photograph Fair of 2018 held this weekend

02 March 2018

The next quarterly London Photograph Fair, which takes place this weekend, is a source for thousands of rare and unusual photos.


Sneak preview of five TEFAF Maastricht highlights

02 March 2018

TEFAF Maastricht opens next week.

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Heavy snow affects auction calendar as eBay removes customer complaints for delayed deliveries

01 March 2018

A number of auction houses across Britain and Ireland have had to reschedule their sales after heavy snow hit many parts of the country.


Sotheby’s posts strong full year results as sales hit $5.5bn

01 March 2018

Sotheby’s reported a 12% jump in sales last year to $5.5bn (£4bn). The US-listed auction house said profit, or adjusted net income, improved by 22% from $99.6m to $121.7m in 2017, boosted by an increase in commission and fees.

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Rolex made famous by Steve McQueen makes house record hammer price at Dudley saleroom Aston's

01 March 2018

A Rolex of the model made famous after being worn by King of Cool Steve McQueen has set a house record at West Midlands saleroom Aston’s Auctioneers.

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Sotheby’s Impressionist and Modern evening auction lifted by Picasso portraits

28 February 2018

Works by Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) dominated the latest series of Impressionist and Modern art auctions in London with the evening sales at Sotheby’s and Christie’s both led by works by the Spanish artist.