1) Art and antiques dealers take government to court over Ivory Act
“No reputable dealer wants to see elephants dead” was among the opening remarks by the QC acting for a group of dealers and collectors challenging the Ivory Act 2018 at the High Court.
2) Export block for £3.5m Wright of Derby picture bought by Getty museum
The government is hoping to find a buyer to pay £3.5m to keep an 18th century picture by Joseph Wright of Derby in the UK.
3) Dealers attracted by “new pricing policy” return to Art & Antiques for Everyone fair
Art & Antiques for Everyone’s new ownership has attracted several fresh dealerships to stand at its next staging.
4) Ancient Cypriot jug, Suffragette porcelain tea service and Remington number 1 typewriter – five auction highlights that caught bidders’ eyes
ATG’s selection of hammer highlights includes an ancient Cypriot jug that was bid four times over estimate.
5) Unknown portrait of British naval hero Nelson is discovered by auctioneer Charles Miller
A hitherto unknown portrait of Horatio Nelson has been discovered and will be offered at auction on November 5.
This list is based on unique users for individual news stories over the period October 17-23, 2019.