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1) Looted 8th century stone goddesses found in English garden to return to India

Two stone idols taken from a temple in India more than 40 years ago are to be returned after being recovered in the UK.

Stone idol

Yogini Gomukhi, one of two 8th century stone idols from a temple in Lokhari, India that have been recovered.

2) That’s the Wade to go: rare figure sets auction record for pottery factory

A new auction record for the Wade factory was set by Potteries Auctions in Stoke-on-Trent when this monumental 3ft 10in (1.15m) high figure made for the 1951 Festival of Britain sold at £4200.

Wade Ivy figure

Ivy, a monumental earthenware figure for the Festival of Britain in 1951, sold for £4200 at Potteries Auctions 72 years later.

3) Obituary of clock dealer Jonathan Carter (1964-2023)

From clothing career to clock dealer brilliance, Jonathan Carter specialised in the golden age of English clockmaking and set up the leading firm Carter-Marsh.


The late Jonathan Carter inspecting a Thomas Tompion lantern clock from the Tom Scott collection.

4) Mason's ironstone ceramics star in our pick of five auction highlights

ATG’s weekly selection of items that caught bidders’ eyes includes two Mason's ironstone ceramics taking 10 times estimate.

Stilton dish

Mason's ironstone stilton dish, £3600 at Gorringe’s.

5) UK buyers sought for Giacometti bronze chandelier and 18th-century botanical drawings

A Giacometti chandelier and botanical drawings which helped develop Kew Gardens have been blocked from export in the hope a UK institution will raise funding.

Giacometti chandelier

This bronze Giacometti chandelier has been temporarily blocked from export.


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