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Defra

Guidance and online digital service launched for incoming Ivory Act

24 February 2022

The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) has launched the digital registration service for exempted items ahead of the implementation of the Ivory Act.

Renaissance roundel

Rare Renaissance roundel bought by New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art after a nearly 20-year wait

24 February 2022

A rare Renaissance roundel has been bought by the Metropolitan Museum of Art nearly 20 years after its first attempt.

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London dealer’s Japanese art collection to go on show at Royal Academy of Arts

24 February 2022

Israel Goldman’s private collection of paintings by 19th century Japanese artist Kawanabe Kyosai (1831-89) will go on show from March this year.

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New hires and promotions – a round-up of the latest job news across the world of art and antiques

23 February 2022

An update on auction houses and dealership appointments in the UK and overseas.

Fabergé egg

Plea for help to track down stolen props from The Crown TV series

22 February 2022

The antiques trade is being asked to look out for a group of props stolen from the team behind Netflix’s The Crown that were taken from a lorry.

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The only known blueprint of a First World War British Mark I tank is among six lots to watch this week

21 February 2022

With estimates from £300-20,000, here are six previews of upcoming items.

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Top stories this week – including news of the market for coins and medals at London auctions reaching a record level

18 February 2022

The most read stories on this website over the last week included news of a rise in prices and a good supply of material pushing the London coins and medals market to record levels in 2021.

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Combination of Chinese export and Regency silver stars in our pick of five auction highlights sold this week

18 February 2022

ATG’s weekly selection of items that caught bidders’ eyes includes a pair of Chinese octagonal bowls combined with Paul Storr silver gilt plinths which more than doubled estimate at Christie’s.

‘Portrait of Dorette’ by Gerald Leslie Brockhurst

Artist’s ‘piercing’ portrait of young lover and future wife turns heads at Roseberys

17 February 2022

One of the highest prices for a work on paper by Gerald Leslie Brockhurst was set at South London saleroom Roseberys when a portrait of the model Kathleen Woodward, later the artist’s second wife, drew strong demand.

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Busby Babe Duncan Edwards' belongings kept by his girlfriend now come to auction

16 February 2022

Poignant lots related to ‘Busby Babe’ Duncan Edwards that were kept safe by his girlfriend after his death following the Munich air disaster are for sale in a Sports Memorabilia auction to be held by specialist Graham Budd on March 8-9.

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Looted bodhisattva sculpture returned to India via Italy

15 February 2022

With help from Christopher Marinello’s Art Recovery International, an 8th-9th century bodhisattva sculpture, looted from a temple in India has been recovered.

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A Lalique scent bottle and a Lutyens table are among five lots to watch

14 February 2022

With estimates from £200-3000, here are five previews of upcoming items.

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Top stories this week – including news of the RAF Museum buying medals awarded to the last surviving ‘Dambuster’ pilot

13 February 2022

The most popular stories on this website over the last week included news of the medal group awarded to the last surviving RAF pilot of 617 (Dambuster) Squadron to attack the German battleship Tirpitz selling to the RAF Museum.

Items from the estate of Prof Bernard Nevill.

Collection from set of Withnail and I comes to auction in Sussex

12 February 2022

Items from the estate of Prof Bernard Nevill, including furniture and works of art from the film set of 'Withnail and I', will be offered at Bellmans this month.

Moule patent earth closet

Victorian ‘composting’ toilet invented by rural vicar stars in our pick of five auction highlights sold this week

11 February 2022

ATG’s weekly selection of items that caught bidders’ eyes includes a rare mahogany and cast iron ‘earth closet’ from 1873 designed to ‘return waste to the soil’.

The Old Truman Brewery

New departments, premises and promotions – a round-up of the latest job news

10 February 2022

An update on appointments in the world of art and antiques.

Bacchus bronze

Essex auction house helps in return of stolen Roman statue

09 February 2022

Essex saleroom TimeLine Auctions and a Dutch detective have worked together to return a stolen Roman statue to France after it was missing for 50 years.

Defra

UK Ivory Act soon to be enforced

08 February 2022

The near total ban on the trade in ivory in the UK promised three years ago is just a matter of weeks away from enforcement.

The Winter Show

The Winter Show gets new dates and a new venue

07 February 2022

New York art and antiques fair The Winter Show will take place in April in the former Barneys New York department store at 660 Madison Avenue in Manhattan.

Globe

A steering wheel from a B-50 bomber and 19th century table-top celestial globes are among five lots to watch

07 February 2022

With estimates from £250-2500, here are five previews of upcoming items this week.