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Auction house Christie’s Criticised by Advertising Standards Authority over ‘misleading’ advert

An investigation by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has found that a Christie’s auction advert was ‘misleading’ in relation to the notification of fees such as buyer’s premium.

Hammer highlights: Five lots that caught bidders’ eyes including a Japanese sleeper and an Irish stag skull

A 16th century Japanese black lacquer cup took £23,000 at Duggleby Stephenson in York on October 12. It was previously part of the Roger Soame Jenyns collection, further highlights of which go under the hammer at Christie’s online from November 1-8.

Five auctions to watch this week (October 22-28, 2018)

A painting created by artificial intelligence and a table from a castle that featured in Harry Potter were featured in our upcoming sales previews.

Five top picture lots from Lyon & Turnbull’s Kirkton House auction

Lyon & Turnbull’s Kirkton House sale offered some notable lots across different categories, not least a prize collection of Pilkington's Lancastrian lustre and a series of valuable bronze sculptures. But the 182 pictures in the consignment also formed a key part of the auction.

Five choice objects up for auction in Islamic Week

The biannual series of Islamic and Indian art auctions held in April and October offers a wide range of art and artefacts celebrating the rich and diverse cultural heritage of the Middle East and the subcontinent. This year’s ‘Islamic Week’, running from October 22-26, includes sales from five auction houses, highlights of which are pictured below.