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Luddington Manor

Contents of Warwickshire’s Luddington Manor goes to auction at Hansons

12 January 2018

Furniture, paintings, ceramics and silver are among the items from Grade II-listed Luddington Manor to be offered at Hansons’ Antiques and Collectors’ auction later this month.

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Art exports from the UK boost trade figures

11 January 2018

Exports of paintings and sculpture from the UK helped the country to reduce its trade deficit at the end of last year.

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Sailing into the saleroom – Canaletto’s journey to auction aided by new video technology

11 January 2018

Among the highlights of the upcoming Old Master auction series in New York is a pair of vedute by Canaletto (1697-1768) for which Sotheby’s have produced a promotional video using CGI animation.

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Rare 19th century topographical painting of Mexico emerges at Bonhams

11 January 2018

An original painting showing the Castle of San Juan de Ulúa in Mexico by 19th century British topographical artist Daniel Egerton is one of highlights of Bonhams’ Travel and Exploration auction in London next month.

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Call for lost watercolours of Eric Ravilious as work begins on definitive catalogue

10 January 2018

An appeal to find the ‘lost’ watercolours of modern British artist Eric Ravilious (1903-42) launched this week.

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Italian Navy diver watch captured from German frogman in Second World War on offer at Fellows auction

10 January 2018

The saying ‘to the victor go the spoils’ sums up the many items appearing at auction which were ‘liberated’ by Allied troops in the Second World War, with a watch on offer at Fellows a perfect example.

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Sir David Tang’s collection to be offered at auction at Christie’s

10 January 2018

Items once owned by ‘London’s best connected man’ will be offered at auction later this month when a collection from the late Hong Kong socialite and businessman Sir David Tang comes to Christie’s.

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Nelson’s HMS Victory flag from Battle of Trafalgar sails into auction at Sotheby’s

09 January 2018

A collection of remarkable Nelson memorabilia from the battle of Trafalgar is on offer at Sotheby’s next week.

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Ivory ban debated on the BBC’s Today Programme after call for Antiques Roadshow to stop showing items

09 January 2018

The UK government’s consultation on a total ivory ban was discussed on BBC Radio 4's ‘Today Programme’ during a debate on whether the BBC’s 'Antiques Roadshow' should continue to show ivory items.

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Antiquities seized from billionaire collector after anti-trafficking unit launched in New York

09 January 2018

Manhattan district attorney, Cyrus R. Vance Jr, has swooped on the antiquities collection of hedge-fund manager and philanthropist Michael H. Steinhardt.

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John Lennon mini motorbike comes to auction

08 January 2018

What could be more rock ‘n’ roll than roaring around your own extensive estate on a motorbike, helter skelter? The H&H Classics saleroom is offering one such machine.

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Bonhams appoints new head of jewellery

08 January 2018

Bonhams has announced that Jean Ghika has become its global head of jewellery.

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Wartski to move south in the summer to St James’s

08 January 2018

Jewellery dealer Wartski is swapping Mayfair for St James’s and will move south to 60 St James’s Street in London by the end of the summer.

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They said what?! The week (1-7 January) in quotes from the art and antiques world

07 January 2018

In our first weekly roundup of 2018, Antiques Trade Gazette brings you a selection of quotes from dealers, auctioneers, collectors and others.

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Stan Mortensen 1953 FA Cup final hat-trick football to be offered at Derbyshire auction

06 January 2018

With a full weekend of FA Cup action kicking off last night, it is a perfect time to reveal that the only football ever used to score a hat-trick in an FA Cup final at the original Wembley Stadium is coming up at auction.

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ADFL’s Ingrid Nilson and dealer David Hickmet weigh in on the opening day of the Mayfair Antiques & Fine Art Fair - VIDEO

05 January 2018

The first major London antiques fair of the year launched yesterday in Mayfair.

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Francesco Guardi’s Grand Canal painting sold at Christie’s is now barred from export

05 January 2018

A classic vedute by Francesco Guardi (1712-93) that sold at Christie’s in London this summer has been blocked from export.

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Unique Märklin battleship brings international competition to specialist toy auction

05 January 2018

The early tinplate boats produced by the German firm of Märklin are among the most sought-after items on the wish-list of vintage toy collectors.

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Lambeth Walk 'cockney bling' comes to auction in Salisbury

05 January 2018

A cache of cockney barrow boy related jewellery will come to auction in Salisbury later this month.

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Create your own home cinema with film posters and seats on sale at auction

04 January 2018

Televisions are so large these days that watching films in your own house has its own big screen quality. You could enhance the home cinema experience thanks to lots coming up at a Gloucestershire saleroom.