1) Soaked and shabby world map revealed to be by John Speed makes more than five times high estimate
A 17th century map by John Speed (1552-1629) sold at a Woolley & Wallis auction last week after being dumped in a wet, broken frame at a London charity shop.
2) Revised anti-money laundering rules: five tips for auctioneers at the NAVA Forum
A change to EU law, requiring auction houses, dealers and agents in art and antiques to carry out checks on transactions and customers, will come into force in January 2020 – regardless of Brexit.
3) Dorset country house auction takes over £1m
Duke’s on-the-premises sale at Athelhampton House in Dorset was a near sell-out with a hammer price of close to £1.2m.
4) Christopher Dresser vase, Staffordshire pottery animals and a carved oak panel – five auction highlights that caught bidders’ eyes
ATG’s selection of hammer highlights includes a Christopher Dresser vase that made over 40-times estimate and a group of Staffordshire pottery animals that fetched over 20-times estimate.
5) Obituary of art dealer John Jesse
John Jesse died unexpectedly this month in the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital. He was 83. He will be remembered and missed by many in the art trade.
This list is based on unique users for individual news stories over the period October 10-16, 2019.