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Booksellers team up at New York fair to sell major collection chronicling the first Europeans in America

05 April 2024

Four dealers are behind the sale of the R David Parsons collection at the New York book fair

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BADA Friends hosts popular activities for spring and summer

05 April 2024

Calendar includes trips to Burghley House and home of Emery Walker

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Famous Titian comes to auction at Christie’s this summer

04 April 2024

The ‘Longleat’ Titian is coming to auction at Christie’s with a £15m-25m price tag.

Movers & Shakers

Promotions, hires and expansion from Cumbria to the Cotswolds and Norfolk to Dorset

04 April 2024

The latest Movers and Shakers across the art and antiques sector

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Dedicated Bloomsbury set auction comes to Bonhams

04 April 2024

An auction dedicated solely to the Bloomsbury set of artists and thinkers will be held at Bonhams for the first time this spring.

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Police appeal after violent robbery at Ian Towning’s Chelsea antiques centre

03 April 2024

Two thugs armed with hammers targeted Bourbon Hanby Antiques Arcade and smashed cabinets and attacked three people.

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Sleeping clair-de-lune bottle vase from Ohio yeast magnate rises to six-figure sum

03 April 2024

The stand-out performance in the March series of Asian art sales was a Qing monochrome clair-de-lune bottle vase.

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Self-portrait by George Frederic Watts acquired by Watts Gallery via tax deal

03 April 2024

A self-portrait by artist George Frederic Watts (1817-1904) has been acquired by Watts Gallery in Compton, near Guildford.

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Winter Olympia organisers plan to adjust fair but call for dealer commitment

03 April 2024

This year’s fair is set to have a more distinct identity.

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Pounds replace euros as currency for Artist's Resale Right in UK

02 April 2024

A change to Artist's Resale Right in the UK means the levy will now be calculated in pounds rather than euros.

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Scottish country house giltwood side tables spark international bidding battle

02 April 2024

A pair of 18th century giltwood side tables from a Scottish country house made £220,000 at Lyon & Turnbull.

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Police appeal for witnesses following theft at Congleton antiques centre

02 April 2024

Valuable silver and jewellery lost after smash-and-grab in Cheshire

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Mersey Beat newspapers sold at auction unveil an up and coming band - the Beatles

02 April 2024

By the start of 1962 the Beatles were on the cusp of stardom but challenges remained.

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Outstanding Meissen figure collection comes to auction in Paris

01 April 2024

The first part of one of the finest collections of 18th century Meissen figures still in private hands will be offered at Bonhams in Paris on April 17.

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A Steiff teddy bear is among seven lots to watch

01 April 2024

With estimates from £60, here are seven previews of items coming up at auction this week.

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Top stories this week including a metal detectorist’s medieval find making £67,000

31 March 2024

The most viewed stories on this website over the last week included news of a medieval seal matrix, unearthed in a Hampshire field, making a house record for Essex Coin Auctions.

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Work by Modern Italian master included in Art Basel Hong Kong sales

29 March 2024

Contemporary giant includes some Modern offerings including several recent sales from a London gallery.

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British Museum hires new director

28 March 2024

Dr Nicholas Cullinan OBE has been appointed as the new director of the British Museum.

New hires

New joiners at Lyon & Turnbull and Chiswick Auctions and an expanding trainee scheme at Woolley & Wallis

28 March 2024

A round up of movers and shakers across the art and antiques sector

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Cadell still life sets house record for Great Western Auctions

27 March 2024

A fine example of a Scottish Colourist still life posted a house record for Glasgow saleroom Great Western Auctions (24% buyer’s premium).