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1) Fake or Fortune? investigation reveals possible Giorgio de Chirico painting is “worthless”

A painting thought to be by Surrealist painter Giorgio de Chirico (1888-1978) has been rejected by experts after an investigation by art dealer Philip Mould, Fiona Bruce and the Fake or Fortune? team.

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Presenter Fiona Bruce and art dealer Philip Mould with a still life painting of fruit ‘in the style of Giorgio de Chirico’.

2) Wright Marshall’s fine art auction business to close as no buyer found

The fine art division of auction house Wright Marshall will cease to operate after the administrators of the Knutsford firm were not able to secure a buyer.

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The fine art division in Knutsford of auction house Wright Marshall.

3) Hansons moves into Georgian mansion in Staffordshire

Auction house Hansons has confirmed it has bought Grade II* listed Bishton Hall at Wolseley Bridge in Staffordshire and will hold weekly valuations at the venue.

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Charles Hanson of Hansons Auctioneers outside the Grade II* listed Bishton Hall at Wolseley Bridge in Staffordshire.

4) Fabergé sedan chair model comes to auction in Cirencester

A miniature gold, jade and rock crystal sedan chair by Fabergé has been consigned for sale at the Cotswold Auction Company in Cirencester.

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This miniature gold, jade and rock crystal sedan chair by Fabergé has been consigned for sale at the Cotswold Auction Company in Cirencester on September 10 and is estimated at £60,000- £80,000.

5) Chinese vase sleeper awakens with £200,000 bid at Felixstowe auction

There was high drama at the small Suffolk saleroom of Diamond Mills when a Chinese vase estimated at just £100-150 sold in the room at £200,000.

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The base to the £200,000 vase includes an honorific Ming six-character mark and polychrome decoration designed to hide a firing crack.

 

This list is based on unique users for individual news stories over the period August 8-14, 2019.

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