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1) Victorian cameo brooch, Qing pen box and a pilot’s log book – five auction highlights that caught bidders’ eyes in the last week

ATG’s selection of hammer highlights over the past week includes a Victorian cameo brooch making over 30-times estimate and a Chinese pen box making over 60-times estimate.

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Victorian oval shell cameo brooch – £4400 at Semley Auctioneers.

2) Japanese vendor consigns JMW Turner landscape to Sotheby’s auction in London

A late work by JMW Turner (1775-1851) depicting a Surrey landscape that was once owned by the banker JP Morgan will be offered at Sotheby’s Old Master evening sale in London this summer.

‘Landscape with Walton Bridges’ by JMW Turner

‘Landscape with Walton Bridges’ by JMW Turner – estimated at £4m-6m at Sotheby’s.

3) Spanish Royal cabinets and Marie Antoinette’s writing table to be offered as part of Rothschild collection at Christie’s

Furniture, works of art and Old Master paintings collected by members of the famous Rothschild banking family are to be offered for auction by Christie’s in London as part of its summer season sales.

Flemish cabinets

One of a pair of Flemish cabinets commissioned for Philip V, King of Spain from Henrick van Soest c.1713, to be offered by Christie’s on July 4, estimated at £1.5m-2.5m.

4) Meiji-period cloisonné enamel vase heads back to Japan after auction in Kent

A Meiji period vase by one of the greatest exponents of the intricate art of cloisonné enamel will be heading back to its country of origin after its sale at The Canterbury Auction Galleries.

Meiji vase

A cloisonné enamel vase by Namikawa Yasuyuki, £29,000 at The Canterbury Auction Galleries on April 10.

5) Five lots to watch at auction this week including coronation coronets, a George III tripod table and boat race memorabilia

With estimates from £400-18,000, here are five previews from upcoming sales.


This George III carved mahogany octagonal tripod table attributed to Thomas Chippendale is estimated at £12,000-18,000 in the April 30 auction held by The Pedestal.

This list is based on unique users for individual news stories over the period April 25-May 1, 2019.