1) Police appeal for help to catch ram-raiders of Petworth antiques fair
Burglars in a pick-up truck and an SUV ram raided the Petworth antiques fair at the weekend, stealing jewellery and cash belonging to dealers exhibiting at the three-day fair.
2) Collection of ‘London’s best-connected man’ Sir David Tang comes to auction in Sussex
Hong Kong businessman, philanthropist and socialite Sir David Tang, who died in August 2017, was a luxury goods entrepreneur who mixed with the rich and famous and counted members of the royal family as his friends.
3) Fresh-to-market John Singer Sargent watercolours emerge at Skinner auction
Two watercolours by John Singer Sargent (1856-1925) that have been in a private American collection for nearly a century have emerged at an auction in Boston. One of them was described in the artist’s catalogue raisonée as “one of the most subtle and beautiful of Sargent’s architectural studies”.
4) Marklin train, Opium War map and Lalique glass figure – five auction highlights that caught bidders’ eyes in the last week
ATG’s selection of hammer highlights included a Marklin tinplate train that went for 13-times estimate and a Lalique frosted glass statuette that sold above predictions.
5) Getty Museum snaps up ancient gems cache at Christie’s New York
The Getty Museum has emerged as the mystery buyer of close to half of a collection of ancient engraved gems sold by Christie’s New York.
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