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1) Former Thomas Watson director launches new auction house

Former Thomas Watson Auctioneers director David Elstob is to launch his own auction house with wife Beth Elstob.

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David and Beth Elstob with two Moorcroft vases in Bedale Hall, North Yorkshire.

2) What lots caught bidders’ eyes in the last fortnight? Five auction highlights including a Liverpool delft soup bowl

ATG’s selection of hammer highlights over the past week includes a Liverpool delft soup bowl with a battle scene showing the famous capture of Porto Bello by the British in 1739.

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A Liverpool delft soup bowl depicting the capture of Porto Bello in Panama – £900 at Hansons.

3) Two-decade labour of love now over as book is published by Antiques Roadshow glass specialist

Glass dealer and Antiques Roadshow specialist Andy McConnell has launched a book to document the history of glass, from ancient to modern.    

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Glass dealer and Antiques Roadshow specialist Andy McConnell. Image credit: Jeremy Walker.

4) Movers and shakers: the latest trade appointments

Our latest look at moves across the world of art and antiques, including new faces at TW Gaze, Heritage Auctions and Leslie Hindman Auctioneers.

5) New year, new resolutions: 12 pledges to make 2019 a good year to be in art and antiques

Art market players reveal what is top of their to-do list in 2019.

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New year pledgers (top row, left to right): Charles Miller, Claudia Hill, James Lewis; (middle row, l to r): Victoria Borwick, Catrin Hampton, Rachel Hutchinson; (bottom row, l to r) Louise Gostelow, Cliona Kilroy, Philip Smith

This list is based on unique users for individual news stories over the period January 3-9, 2019.