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“This is a complex problem that needs to be solved sensitively”: Lord Carrington speaks in Parliamentary debate on the proposed ivory ban

04 January 2018

In the House of Lords debate on the proposed ivory ban, Lord Carrington of Fulham made a strong case for a controlled trade in ivory heritage items to be allowed.

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Waterfall drawing discovered by art critic Brian Sewell saved for the nation by British Museum

04 January 2018

The British Museum has saved for the nation an 18th century drawing by Austrian Romantic artist Joseph Anton Koch (1768-1839) after it was sold at auction from the estate of art critic Brian Sewell.

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Chinese artist Sanyu tops Paris auction at €6.9m

04 January 2018

The latest sale of Asian paintings held by Aguttes in Paris was led by a c.1930 work by the Chinese artist Sanyu (1901-66).

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Mixed-media masterpieces from the 19th century travel from Rome to the US via London Art Week

03 January 2018

Two large yet delicate examples of needle painting were among the stand-out sales during the recent inaugural winter edition of London Art Week Winter.

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“A museum-worthy piece and a powerful painting”: auctioneer and expert discuss the virtues of record-breaking Artemesia Gentileschi painting - VIDEO

03 January 2018

Establishing an auction record for Artemesia Gentileschi (1593-1652), a rediscovered self-portrait that sold for €1.85m (£1.63m) in Paris was described as “a museum-worthy piece and a powerful painting” by Eric Turquin, appraiser and expert in Old Master paintings.

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House record for Leicestershire auctioneer after Chinese vase sells for thousands

03 January 2018

Melton Mowbray auctioneer Shouler & Son set a new house record with the sale of a Qing blue and white vase for £40,000 (plus buyer’s premium).

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Stamp and coin dealership Stanley Gibbons Group considers further sell-offs as it seeks £5m to prosper

02 January 2018

Troubled stamp-dealing company Stanley Gibbons Group reported losses in the half year to the end of September reduced to £3.1m, from £6.4m in the previous year, but sales fell 4% to £16.6m.

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Mossgreen to restructure after going into administration

02 January 2018

Australian auction house Mossgreen is in administration and a creditors’ meeting will be held this week.

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Consultation on the ban on the ivory trade in the UK receives massive response

02 January 2018

The government received more than 60,000 responses to the public consultation on the banning of the ivory trade in the UK - making it one of Defra’s most popular ever.

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Two C’s Antiques Fairs takes on and expands London Ceramics Fair

02 January 2018

Two C’s Antiques Fairs has taken over the management of the January London Ceramics Fair, which has been renamed the Kensington Glass and Ceramics Fair.

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Notable vesta case collection to light up Somerset saleroom a second time

02 January 2018

On January 15 Lawrences of Crewkerne will sell the second half of a remarkable collection of vesta cases or match safes pieced together over a 50 year period by the late John and Patricia McKenzie.