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Robert Kime's at home

An English School portrait at the Robert Kime sale is among four lots to watch

02 October 2023

With estimates from £4000, here are four previews of items coming up at auction this week.

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Top stories this week including Fake or Fortune’s car boot find

01 October 2023

The most viewed stories on this website over the last week included news of an Elisabeth Frink sculpture found at a car boot sale being investigated by the ‘Fake or Fortune?’ team.

Willy Lott’s House by John Constable

John Constable sketch of Willy Lott’s House makes £200,000 in Guernsey

30 September 2023

A recently rediscovered oil sketch by John Constable (1776-1837) drew interest with eight telephone lines booked at Martel Maides (20% buyer’s premium) in St Peter Port, Guernsey on September 21.

Tiffany pendant

Tiffany Arts and Crafts pendant stars in our pick of five auction highlights

29 September 2023

ATG’s weekly selection of items that caught bidders’ eyes includes a Tiffany moonstone and sapphire pendant from c.1915 that more than tripled its estimate in Edinburgh.

Maud Joachim medal

Glasgow museum makes fundraising plea to buy Suffragette hunger strike medal

28 September 2023

Glasgow Women’s Library is fundraising to bid at auction for a medal marking the first Suffragette hunger strike in Scotland.

Philip Mould and Fiona Bruce

BBC show Fake or Fortune? proves Elisabeth Frink sculpture found at a car boot sale is the real deal

27 September 2023

With the help from the team of BBC show Fake or Fortune?, a lump of metal found at a car boot sale has been proved to be by sculptor Dame Elisabeth Frink valued at around £60,000.

British Museum

British Museum steps up recovery plan for stolen jewellery

26 September 2023

The British Museum has begun a series of measures to try to recover the 2000 jewellery items that were stolen from its collection.

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New St James’s dealer and a returning face to a Gloucestershire auction house are among the latest Movers & Shakers

26 September 2023

A round up of moves and hires across the art and antiques sector.

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A Viennese flower brooch is among five lots to watch

25 September 2023

With estimates from £200, here are five previews of items coming up at auction next week.

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Top stories this week including news of a stolen Martinware bird returned to museum after 15 years

24 September 2023

The most viewed stories on this website over the last week included news of a Martinware bird being recovered after it was consigned to auction.

George I giltwood side table

George I side table stars in our pick of five auction highlights

22 September 2023

ATG’s weekly selection of items that caught bidders’ eyes includes a George I giltwood side table that made over 13 times estimate at Lots Road Auctions in Chelsea.

Tipu Sultan sword

Rediscovered Tipu Sultan swords from Cornwall’s Port Eliot to be auctioned at Christie’s

21 September 2023

Two previously unrecorded Tipu Sultan swords have been consigned to Christie’s from descendants of Charles, 1st Marquess Cornwallis (1738-1805) who live at stately home Port Eliot in Cornwall.

Peter Hone

Peter Hone's collection comes to auction in Cornwall but is on view in his Notting Hill home

21 September 2023

Fancy a chance to view a treasure trove of classical friezes, Grand Tour discoveries, textiles and drawings in an ornate Notting Hill home?

Sloane Street Auctions

New Chelsea saleroom and promotions across auction houses and galleries – the latest Movers & Shakers

20 September 2023

A round up across the art and antiques sector including Sloane Street Auctions expansion and promotions at Sworders and Fellows.

Pamflyt Compiled Of Cheese

Say cheese: University buys Elizabethan manuscript on cheese making

19 September 2023

The University of Leeds Libraries has bought the earliest known book about cheese making in Britain.

Turin chair

A sedan chair from the largest known private collection is among five lots to watch

18 September 2023

With estimates from £200, here are five previews of items coming up for auction this week.

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Top stories this week including Sotheby’s sale of the Freddie Mercury collection

17 September 2023

The most viewed stories on this website over the last week included news of major sums being bid for Freddie Mercury’s piano and handwritten lyrics at Sotheby’s.

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Charles III Coronation chairs consigned to Christie’s

15 September 2023

The first chairs from this year’s Coronation to be sold are coming to auction… already.

Chris Marinello and Dr Jonathan Oates

Stolen Martinware bird returned to museum after 15 years

14 September 2023

A third stolen Martinware bird has been recovered more than 15 years after it was stolen in west London.

Nabeshima dish

Japanese 17th century dish stars in our selection of five lots to watch in the US

13 September 2023

ATG’s selection of items coming up for auction in the US includes a c.1680 Nabeshima porcelain dish from Japan.