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They said what!? Reactions to flood-hit Derby and other quotes from the art and antiques market

17 November 2019

From Blitz spirit to bagging bargains find out what members of the art and antiques trade had to say this week.

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Most read: ATG’s top stories this week – including a trio of top Asian art lots

16 November 2019

The most popular stories on this website over the last week included news of two charity shop finds that went under the hammer and one other chart topper, all included in recent Asian art auctions.

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Fine Arts Paris to expand in 2020

15 November 2019

The Fine Arts Paris fair opened to the public this week at the Carrousel du Louvre with the announcement of major expansion plans for its 2020 edition.

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Is the price right? At Olympia, dealers give buyers their tips on negotiation

15 November 2019

A fair’s last day is traditional hunting ground for buyers seeking discounts. This timing may be misguided, however, as ATG learned in the closing hours of the Winter Art & Antiques Fair at Olympia London

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A clockwork gramophone playing chocolate discs and a Cartier silver case – five auction highlights that caught bidders’ eyes in the last week

15 November 2019

ATG’s selection of hammer highlights this week includes a Cartier silver presentation cigarette case with the monogram of the King and Queen of Belgium.

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First Olympic medal to be won by a black British athlete comes to auction

14 November 2019

Jack London (1905-66) became the first black British athlete to win an Olympic medal when he was awarded bronze in the 4x4 100 metres relay and a silver in the 100 metres sprint in the 1928 Games in Amsterdam.

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Dealers and collectors make their final challenge to Ivory Act

13 November 2019

A High Court judge has granted dealers and collectors permission to take their Ivory Act 2018 challenge to the Court of Appeal, a move that could delay the law’s enforcement into spring next year.