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