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Top stories this week – including news of a ‘lost’ bronze vase being used as a table base

23 May 2021

The most popular stories on this website over the last week included news of a lost bronze vase by Thomas Hope (1769-1831), the pair to another in the V&A, discovered being used as a table base in Oklahoma.

Dr Ferdinand Mainzer

London and Birmingham museums benefit from tax scheme for doctor’s portrait

22 May 2021

The National Gallery in London and Birmingham’s Barber Institute of Fine Arts will both benefit from the acquisition of a portrait by German artist Lovis Corinth (1858-1925).

Collier and Pluncknett bed

Rare Aesthetic bedroom suite and a famous bare knuckle boxing print feature in our pick of five auction highlights

21 May 2021

ATG’s weekly selection of items that caught bidders’ eyes includes a bedroom suite from c.1870 that made 16-times estimate and a print depicting a famous bare knuckle bout that sold for over 10-times predictions.

Ryedale Ritual Bronzes

Metal detectorists’ bronze discoveries sell for £185,000 at Hansons

20 May 2021

A hoard of Romano-British bronzes, including a bust believed to represent Emperor Marcus Aurelius, has sold at Hansons for £185,000.

TEFAF Maastricht

TEFAF Maastricht cancelled for 2021

20 May 2021

TEFAF Maastricht 2021 has been cancelled due to the ongoing effects of the coronavirus pandemic.

Kelmscott Manor

Funding call for Cotswold retreat of Arts and Crafts pioneer William Morris

20 May 2021

A funding call for the restoration of the Cotswold retreat of William Morris (1834-96) is underway and the trade have already helped the campaign.

Samuel Pepys Cockerell by George Frederic Watts

Victorian art collection comes to Dreweatts from family of artist Samuel Pepys Cockerell

19 May 2021

A group of nine pictures directly from the family of the artist Samuel Pepys Cockerell (1844-1921) will be offered at Dreweatts in Newbury later this month.