Latest news from Antiques Trade Gazette, the leading specialist publication for the art and antiques market

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Qianlong porcelain vase sells for nearly €2m as Paris auctions get going

18 June 2020

As the Paris auction scene gets back to business after the lockdown, an extraordinary Qianlong mark and period porcelain vase sold this week for €1.95m (£1.77m) plus buyer’s premium.

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Legal wrangle into disputed Frans Hals painting continues as investment firm wins right to appeal

17 June 2020

The legal dispute over a Frans Hals (1582-1666) painting sold via Sotheby’s by Old Master picture dealer Mark Weiss and Fairlight Art Ventures is set to reach the Court of Appeal.


Olympia set to return in November offering the art and antiques trade a boost

17 June 2020

Dealers and organisers are looking forward to Winter Olympia on the date that the summer fair would have opened.


Kempton Park antiques market to return next month

17 June 2020

After months of lockdown, Sunbury Antiques Market is reopening at Kempton Park Racecourse with a bumper schedule of three events planned for July.

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Dealers put themselves in the picture with Instagram art challenge

16 June 2020

How have you kept yourself busy during the long days of lockdown? Some people may have turned to drink but two dealers have turned to drink and dressing up and framed their exploits on Instagram.


LS Lowry lithograph and English delft plate are among six lots to watch at auction this week

15 June 2020

With estimates from £160-8000 here are six previews of upcoming items this week.

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Top stories this week – including news of a Rembrandt self-portrait coming to auction

14 June 2020

The most popular stories on this website over the last week included news of a self-portrait by Rembrandt van Rijn (1606-69) – one of just three in private hands – being offered at Sotheby’s next month.