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Egyptian limestone relief

UK museum sought for Egyptian limestone relief depicting women musicians in pharaoh’s palace

25 January 2023

A limestone relief depicting a group of female musicians in the palace of the Egyptian pharaoh Akhenaten has been temporarily blocked from export.

Henry Sandon

Antiques Roadshow expert Henry Sandon to sell private collection at auction

24 January 2023

Ceramics specialist Henry Sandon (b.1928) will offer his private collection at auction at Chorley’s in April.

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A 1920s Cotswolds dresser is among five lots to watch this week

23 January 2023

With estimates from £120, here are five previews of items coming up at auction this week.

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Top stories this week – including news of the closure of Olympia and Masterpiece summer fairs leaving dealer plans in disarray

22 January 2023

The most viewed stories on this website over the last week included news of the cancellation of London’s two largest summer fairs leaving a crater in the capital’s most important season.

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Garrard pendant worn by Princess Diana bought by Kim Kardashian

21 January 2023

Reality TV star Kim Kardashian has bought a c.1920 pendant by Garrard at Sotheby’s Royal & Noble auction on January 18 for a hammer price of £130,000.

Ding Yingzong print

Rare Qing woodblock print stars in our pick of five auction highlights

20 January 2023

ATG’s weekly selection of items that caught bidders’ eyes includes an 18th century print by Ding Yingzong depicting magnolia that made over 300-times estimate.

Sheffield Assay Office

Plea to help find stolen silver from Sheffield Assay Office

19 January 2023

More than £100,000 worth of silverware has been stolen from the Sheffield Assay Office after a group of burglars broke in using an angle grinder.