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

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.

‘Portrait of Dorette’ by Gerald Leslie Brockhurst

‘Portrait of Dorette’, a black chalk drawing by Gerald Leslie Brockhurst – £46,000 at Rosebery’s.

2) Tsar's gift to Philadelphia doctor to be sold at Freeman’s

This cloisonné and plique à jour enamel silver presentation tankard was one of the highlights of the Gilded Age auction at Freeman’s in Philadelphia.


Estimated at $40,000-60,000, this cloisonné and plique à jour enamel silver presentation tankard is offered at Freeman’s.

3) Letter: Antiques Rescue Centre launched to save ivory antiques from the scrap bin

With the enforcement of the antique ivory trade ban now barely weeks away, dealer Michael Baggott explains why he has launched the Antiques Rescue Centre.


Dealer Michael Baggott who has launched the Antiques Rescue Centre.

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

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.

Fabergé egg

Among the missing items is this replica of the 1897 Imperial Coronation coach egg by Fabergé.

5) ‘Four months’ before ivory ban becomes law

ATG understands the trade will have until June before the terms of the Ivory Act 2018 come into force.

Tusk vase

A large Meiji shibayama tusk vase with a silver base, 20in (51cm) coming up for sale at Hannam’s in Selborne on February 24.

This list is based on unique users for individual news stories over the period February 17-23, 2022.