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1) Trade rallies to help fundraise for fellow antiques dealer ahead of stock sell-off

An 'everything-must-go' stock sale took place at Antiques on Sea in St Leonards-on-sea.

Steve Philbey

Antiques dealer Steve Philbey with his family.

2) Maiolica dish makes £1.04m impact at auction

An extremely rare and early Italian maiolica dish, discovered broken in pieces in a drawer, was sold at just over £1m at Lyon & Turnbull.


Nicola da Urbino maiolica dish – £1.04m at Lyon & Turnbull.

3) Versailles acquires bust of Sun King’s doctor from London dealer following TEFAF 2020 fair

The Chateau de Versailles in France has purchased a sculpture of Louis XIV’s (1643-1715) surgeon.

Georges Mareschal

The bust of Georges Mareschal (1658-1736) by François Girardon (1628-1715).

4) Sotheby’s adjusts sale categories in time for upcoming New York auction series

Sotheby’s has tweaked its sale categories for its flagship 20th and 21st century art auctions and will apply the changes at its upcoming New York series in November.

‘Diego y yo’ by Frida Kahlo

‘Diego y yo’ by Frida Kahlo – estimated ‘in excess of $30m’ at Sotheby’s upcoming series in New York.

5) Manuscript missing for 30 years returns to Italy

Part of a medieval manuscript stolen in Italy more than 30 years ago has been returned with the help of London firm Bloomsbury Auctions.

Breviary of Ludovico da Romagnano

A leaf from the 15th century illuminated manuscript of the Breviary of Ludovico da Romagnano which was stolen around 1990. It has now been returned.

This list is based on unique users for individual news stories over the period October 7-13, 2021.