1) Richard Green gallery to defend High Court claim over €5m paintings sale
London gallery Richard Green has said it will defend a claim made in the High Court by a client who purchased two Old Masters for €5m at TEFAF Maastricht last year.
2) Louvre Abu Dhabi revealed as buyer of £8.2m Rembrandt portrait at Sotheby’s
The Louvre Abu Dhabi has been revealed as the buyer of the small Rembrandt oil painting that led Sotheby’s Old Master evening sale in London at the end of last year after it went on view at the museum in the United Arab Emirates.
3) Christie’s voluntarily returns group of eight looted antiquities to Italy
A group of eight antiquities that was consigned to Christie’s has been returned to Italy after the works were identified as not having the necessary export and provenance details to be sold.
4) Two Meiji cloisonné masters emerge in the regions
Two fine examples of Meiji period cloisonné brought similar multi-estimate sums at regional auctions earlier this month.
5) George II chandelier among the five auction highlights that caught bidders’ eyes in the last week
ATG’s selection of hammer highlights over the past week includes a George II chandelier and an architecture model of the Piazza del Duomo in Pisa.
This list is based on unique users for individual news stories over the period February 14-20, 2019.