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New hires and promotions across auction houses and dealerships in the UK and overseas

16 March 2022

The latest jobs news in the art and antiques sector.

Omai

Reynolds' portrait of Omai given £50m price tag and barred from export for a third time

15 March 2022

A buyer in the UK is sought to pay £50m for Sir Joshua Reynolds’ (1723-92) portrait of Pacific Islander Omai.

Lute music manuscript

UK government blocks 17th century lute music collection from leaving the country

15 March 2022

A temporary export bar has been placed on an early 17th century manuscript of lute music in the hope a buyer in the UK can be found.

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A rare lead sculpture by Henry Moore is among seven lots to watch this week

14 March 2022

With estimates from £100-50,000, here are seven previews of upcoming items.

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Top stories this week – including news of a stolen René Lalique car mascot

13 March 2022

The most read stories on this website over the last week included news of a dealer trying to trace a René Lalique car mascot that was stolen from a fair.

Seized cultural goods

Interpol operation seizes nearly 10,000 illicit cultural artefacts

12 March 2022

An international police operation coordinated by Interpol has led to the seizure of 9408 antiquities and cultural artefacts including archaeological objects, furniture, coins, paintings, musical instruments and statuettes.

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A blue john vase and a proof copy of Harry Potter star in our pick of six auction highlights sold this week

11 March 2022

ATG’s weekly selection of items that caught bidders’ eyes includes an 18th century blue john perfume burner made by Matthew Boulton’s Soho factory.

Amersham

Ukraine crisis funds raised by art and antiques market

10 March 2022

Dealers, fairs organisers and auction houses are using the proceeds of sales to raise money to aid victims of the Ukrainian crisis.

Kelmscott Manor

Cotswold retreat of Arts & Crafts pioneer William Morris to reopen after a 30-month major refurbishment

10 March 2022

The former country home of William Morris and his family has undergone an extensive £6m refurbishment.

A portrait of Caroline Herschel

Bath museum buys visitor book of astronomer Caroline Herschel

09 March 2022

The Herschel Museum of Astronomy in Bath has bought Caroline Herschel’s visitor book dating from her time living near Windsor.

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A Tunbridgeware writing slope and a John Betjeman watercolour are among seven lots to watch

07 March 2022

With estimates from £160-8000, here are seven previews of items coming up at auction this week.

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Top stories this week – including news of stolen props from The Crown TV series

06 March 2022

The most popular stories on this website over the last week included news of a plea to the antiques trade for help to track down a group of props from the Netflix series The Crown that were taken from a lorry.

Chastleton House in Oxfordshire

National Trust seeks missing portrait of Catholic saint from Oxfordshire home

05 March 2022

The National Trust is hoping to find a missing picture that was on display at Chastleton House in Oxfordshire.

Mechelen alabaster sculptures

Exceptional alabaster reliefs star in our pick of six auction highlights sold this week

04 March 2022

ATG’s weekly selection of items that caught bidders’ eyes includes a pair of Mechelen alabaster sculptures that made five-times estimate in Doncaster.

Car mascot

Plea to help find stolen René Lalique car mascot

03 March 2022

A dealer whose René Lalique car mascot was stolen from a fair is offering a reward for its return.

Jon White and Steve Bucknell

A new auction house coming to Royal Wootton Bassett is among the latest Movers & Shakers news

02 March 2022

A round up of hires and jobs news from across the world of art and antiques.

Russian and Ukrainian flags

Some UK regional auction houses stop taking bids from buyers in Russia

01 March 2022

Bidders in Russia will no longer be able to buy at auction at a growing number of UK regional auction houses after salerooms began taking steps to prevent bidding from the country shortly after Vladimir Putin ordered the invasion of Ukraine.

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'Masked and Shadowy': the world of Alberto Martini comes to London

01 March 2022

An intricately drawn self-portrait in pen and ink, in which the artist likens himself to Albrecht Durer is at the heart of a new show on Alberto Martini.

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A Queen Victoria presentation vase and a miniature table clock are among five lots to watch

28 February 2022

With estimates from £3000-35,000, here are five previews of upcoming items.