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Jane Austin's Emma

Rare copy of Jane Austen’s Emma to go on display in the UK after US buyer agrees loan deal via book dealer

06 October 2022

A rare copy of Jane Austen’s Emma will go on display at Chawton House, the former home of the novelist’s brother, after an arrangement was agreed with the US buyer of the book and dealer Peter Harrington.

Chinese blue and white vase

Chinese vase sells for 3850-times estimate in French sale

05 October 2022

A Chinese blue and white vase with a Qianlong mark shot past its four-figure estimate to sell for €7.7m (£6.2m) in France on October 1 – described as winning the 'EuroMillions' by the auction house.

Brooch

Shipwreck furniture and lock of hair with Horatio Nelson links attract collectors at auction

04 October 2022

A bookcase made from the wreck of Nelson’s former flagship HMS Foudroyant and brooch containing a lock Nelson's hair sold at auction last month.

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A Country House picture from the family home of designer Oliver Messel is among six lots to watch

03 October 2022

With estimates from £400-10,000 here are six previews of upcoming items.

Most Read

Top stories this week – including an in demand Transitional Jingdezhen porcelain vase

02 October 2022

The most popular stories on this website over the last week included a Chinese vase that made 24-times estimate in Essex.

Charles de Temple ring

Charles de Temple ‘Bond’ ring stars in our latest pick of five auction highlights

30 September 2022

ATG’s weekly selection of items that caught bidders’ eyes includes a modernist ring linked to a Bond film that made over twice its estimate in London.

Houses of Parliament

New Charities Act will allow UK museums to deaccession parts of their collections

29 September 2022

An update to the Charities Act coming into force over the next year will allow museums in the UK to deaccession some items.

Manuscript

Bath astronomy museum to raise £108,000 to buy manuscript via Christie’s private sale

28 September 2022

The Herschel Museum of Astronomy in Bath has launched a fundraising campaign to buy a Caroline Herschel memoir.

Emma Ward

A new art dealer, auction house and a book – updates from across the world of art and antiques

27 September 2022

New faces at Lyon & Turnbull, Hansons plus a newly launched art dealership and a new auction house are among the latest Movers & Shakers news.

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A Grand Tour marble and an early Whitechapel Foundry bronze are among six lots to watch

26 September 2022

With estimates from £300-40,000 here are six previews of upcoming items.

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Top stories this week – including a record for a Constance Spry Coronation vase

25 September 2022

The most popular stories on this website over the last week included an auction record set for a Constance Spry Coronation vase

Vase

Blue and white Chinese vase stars in our latest pick of five auction highlights

23 September 2022

ATG’s weekly selection of items that caught bidders’ eyes includes a Transitional Jingdezhen porcelain vase that made over 24-times estimate in Essex.

A Phillips auction in Hong Kong

Phillips expands into China

22 September 2022

Phillips has agreed a tie-up with Chinese auction house Yongle.

Sir Terence Conran

Collection from Sir Terence Conran’s home comes to auction

22 September 2022

A collection of items from Barton Court, the home of the late Sir Terence Conran (1931-2020), is coming to auction at Bonhams in December.

Asian Art in London

Asian Art in London celebrates 25 years this autumn

21 September 2022

Asian Art in London (AAL) has announced the dates for its festival this year as it celebrates its 25th anniversary.

Parchment roundels

UK buyer sought for Elizabeth I roundels 

20 September 2022

A conjoined roundel manuscript given by the Archbishop of Canterbury to Queen Elizabeth I has been temporarily blocked from export in the hope a UK institution can raise the funds.

Queen Elizabeth II

HM Queen Elizabeth II (1926-2022)

19 September 2022

HM Queen Elizabeth II (1926-2022) embodied steadiness, staying power and self-sacrifice, and we are grateful for her dedication and devotion to a lifetime of service.

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Top stories this week – including news of a new antiques quiz show

18 September 2022

The most popular stories on this website over the last week included a new online antiques quiz show led by dealer David Harper.

William MacDougall

Co-founder of Russian art auction house William MacDougall dies

17 September 2022

William MacDougall, the co-founder of London Russian art specialist auction house MacDougall's, has died.

Cards

Propaganda playing cards star in our latest pick of five auction highlights

16 September 2022

ATG’s weekly selection of items that caught bidders’ eyes includes a set of 52 playing cards that made over four-times estimate in Gloucestershire.