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1) Pick of the week: £220,000 for enigmatic faces of the Interregnum

Believed to date from the mid-17th century, this double portrait is a fascinating painting on many accounts.


The English School double portrait, c.1650, sold for a hammer price of £220,000 at Trevanion.

2) Cutlers' Hall in Sheffield calls for help to recover stolen silver

A group of silver and silver plate items have been stolen from the Cutlers' Hall in Sheffield and police are seeking information on the incident.

Christening cup

Among the missing collection is a silver plate Christening mug with a decorated border.

3) Jewellery dealers invited to take part in new ITV show

Presenter Gok Wan is to host a new TV show and jewellery dealers are asked to take part.

New Bling TV show

'Bling', ITV's new show will be presented by Gok Wan.

4) Mouseman powder bowl stars in our pick of five auction highlights

ATG’s weekly selection of items that caught bidders’ eyes includes one of Robert ‘Mouseman’ Thompson’s smaller decorative pieces that made over three-times estimate in Yorkshire.

Mouseman powder bowl

Mouseman powder bowl and cover c.1948 – £4800 at Tennants.

5) German all-time auction record: Sino-Tibetan bronze takes €9.5m bid at Nagel

Stuttgart auction house Nagel called it ‘beyond doubt one of the most important gilt-bronzes to appear on the market for many years’ – and the monumental Ming dynasty Sino-Tibetan figure of the wrathful deity Vajrabhairava did not disappoint.


A detail of the Chenghua mark and period bronze of Vajrabhairava that sold at Nagel.

This list is based on unique users for individual news stories over the period June 24-30, 2021.