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Cimabue art

Cimabue panel found hanging in kitchen to be auctioned in France estimated at €4m-6m

24 September 2019

A work spotted by a French auctioneer in a kitchen hanging above a hotplate has been ascribed to the Italian artist Cimabue (c.1240-1302). Valued at €4m-6m, it will be the first work attributed to the Florentine early Renaissance master to be offered at auction.

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Artisan stories: Four cases of contemporary art and craft supported by the antiques trade

24 September 2019

Auction houses Bonhams and Sworders, dealer association BADA, and the Goldsmith Company have all supported craftspeople and artists in new initiatives this autumn.

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Contents of home of Suffragette and artist comes to auction in Ireland

24 September 2019

Items that once belonged to Suffragette and artist Norah Lyle-Smyth (1874-1963) will be offered at an auction in the former See House or ‘Bishop’s Palace’ in Kilmore, County Cavan.

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Five lots to watch at auction this week including an Arctic sledge flag, a Royal Academician’s cup and a model train

23 September 2019

With estimates from £800-6000, here are five previews of upcoming sales this week.

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They said what!? The future of fairs and more from the art and antiques market

22 September 2019

As fairs changed dates, venue and ownership this week, members of the art and antiques trade spoke out.

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Top stories this week – including news of a Chinese sleeper bid to £1.3m

21 September 2019

The most popular stories on this website over the last week included news of Chinese porcelain vase carrying a Yongzheng mark bid to £1.3m at an auction in Hampshire.

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A watercolour of Iran, a fashionable chair and a patriotic longcase clock – five auction highlights that caught bidders’ eyes in the last week

20 September 2019

ATG’s selection of hammer highlights over the past week includes a rare watercolour depicting of Isfahan in Iran and an early 20th century tub chair by Howard & Sons. Both were bid to 10-times estimate.