Chinese New Year ushers in the Year of the Dog: Check out these five dog-related antiques and artworks

16 February 2018

Today marks Chinese New Year, heralding the year of the dog. Those born in the year of the dog are said to be loyal, honest, just and popular in social circles.

Introduction to the coinage of the Empire of Trebizond

Byzantine scholar’s entire collection stolen after break-in

16 February 2018

The entire coin collection of Byzantine scholar Simon Bendall was stolen from his home near Victoria in London during a break-in earlier this week.

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5 Mod Brit highlights from dealer Geoffrey Harley’s collection sold at Woolley & Wallis’ auction

16 February 2018

Modern British art from the estate of the late antiques dealer Geoffrey Harley raised a total of £626,000 at Woolley & Wallis.


TEFAF Talk: Calls for art market to create standards association

15 February 2018

An art trade-wide association regulating standards and ethics should be launched, chairman of The Art Loss Register Julian Radcliffe has argued.

Hong Kong

Antique ivory exemption remains in Hong Kong ivory ban

15 February 2018

Hong Kong’s bill for a stricter ban on ivory will be enacted this year but exemptions for antiques objects remain.

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First World War imperial German militaria collection so huge it is being sold in three parts at C&T Auctioneers

15 February 2018

If it takes two auctions to offer a single-owner collection, you know it must be a big one. If it takes three, it must really be quite something.

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Penman Antiques Fairs launches new event at Windsor

15 February 2018

Penman Antiques Fairs is launching a new antiques fair in Windsor, its first new event for two years.


Charlie Chaplin letter to young fan who dressed up as the great star comes to auction

14 February 2018

Hero worship is not just a modern-day phenomenon. Back in 1915, Charlie Chapman was so impressed by a fan letter he received that he sent a personal reply.

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Royal Mint continues commercial drive launching a coin valuation service… for a fee

14 February 2018

The Royal Mint is expanding its interest in the historical coin market by launching an authentication and valuation service which is available via its website.

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Spectacular Leeds show kicks off Thomas Chippendale anniversary events – video tour

14 February 2018

Furniture maker Thomas Chippendale (1718-1779) is 300 years old and across this year a series of events is taking place to mark the tercentenary. Here ATG takes a video tour around Leeds City Museum as the first exhibition was being set up to kick off the celebrations.


Sotheby’s buying spree continues – auction house expands into interior design market

13 February 2018

Sotheby’s has bought Viyet, a website for interior design, vintage and antique furniture.

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Letters from Beatrix Potter to esteemed professor of agriculture head to auction

13 February 2018

Famous for her children’s stories of Peter Rabbit and friends, Beatrix Potter Heelis (1866-1943) was a prolific letter writer.


Appeal to help find stolen Anglo-Saxon beads and coins following Canterbury theft

13 February 2018

The Canterbury Archaeology Trust is appealing for help to find the 850 Anglo-Saxon glass beads, multiple coins, metal artefacts and bone objects that have been stolen in a series of thefts from a storeroom in Kent.

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Latest auction house appointments

13 February 2018

A round-up of people in the news, in UK and US salerooms.

St Pancras

Moorcroft celebrates 150th anniversary of St Pancras railway station with new designs

12 February 2018

Pottery company Moorcroft has designed and created two pieces to celebrate the 150th anniversary of St Pancras railway station in London.


Charles Rennie Mackintosh-designed key heads to auction at Lyon & Turnbull in Edinburgh

12 February 2018

The key to The Glasgow School of Art, designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh, is to be offered at auction.

ATG's quotes of the week

They said what?! The week (5-11 February, 2018) in quotes from the art and antiques world

11 February 2018

In our weekend series, Antiques Trade Gazette brings you a selection of quotes from dealers, auctioneers, collectors and others. This week, we bring you comments on the current demand for works by 20th century female painters and what to do if you think you might have some suffragette memorabilia…

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London dealer to offer Vincent van Gogh still life at TEFAF Maastricht

10 February 2018

London dealership Connaught Brown will be taking a still life by Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890) to TEFAF Maastricht next month.

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Joanna Hardy launches her online jewellery course for budding antique jewellery fans - Video

09 February 2018

Jewellery expert, consultant and BBC’s Antiques Roadshow regular Joanna Hardy has launched the first online foundation course in jewellery.

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Auction exhibits colour range of Lalique glass as Mueller collection heads to Sotheby’s Australia

09 February 2018

More than 130 pieces of Art Deco glass by the famous French manufacturer René Lalique are coming up for auction at Sotheby’s Australia in Sydney next month.