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1) Philip Mould launches daily livestream based on personal collection

A well-known dealer is putting his own spin on ‘working from home’ as Philip Mould welcomes the public to his Oxfordshire estate.


Philip Mould will offer art and antiques enthusiasts guided tours of his home. during this period of social distancing.

2) Coronavirus: latest changes to auctions and fairs dates

With the coronavirus outbreak impacting the art and antiques trade, many fairs and auctions have been cancelled or postponed in both the UK and overseas. Here is a list of events that ATG is aware have been changed so far and this story will be updated as we receive further information.

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The outbreak of coronavirus has forced the art and antiques industry to take measures including the postponement of many fairs and auctions around the world. Image via Wikimedia Commons.

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3) Sotheby’s reports ‘surge’ in online buying as clients forced to bid from home

In one of the first tests of the art market since the UK government announced tougher ‘social distancing’ guidance due to the coronavirus outbreak, Sotheby’s latest ‘Made in Britain’ auction recorded a dramatic increase in online bidding.

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‘Reclining Man’ by Nina Hamnett, £17,000 at Sotheby’s. The price was an auction record for the artist.

4) UK art and antiques businesses close their doors but some sales to continue online

The government’s updated list of businesses whose premises must close as UK enters three-week lockdown to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus includes all dealers, centres, fairs and auctions.

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The government has published a list of ‘non-essential’ businesses that must close their doors to the public.

5) Unseen for a century, pocket watches bring £145,000 in Surrey sale

A cache of pocket watches, unseen on the market for close to a century, sold for £145,000 in Surrey.

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Breguet gold and enamel quarter repeating pocket watch for the Ottoman market, £46,000 at Lawrences of Bletchingley.

This list is based on unique users for individual news stories over the period March 19-25, 2020.