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Young Man Holding a Roundel’ by Sandro Botticelli

Sandro Botticelli portrait takes $80m at Sotheby’s Old Master auction in New York

28 January 2021

A portrait by Sandro Botticelli (c.1445-1510) sold for $80m (£58.4m) at Sotheby’s in New York today. With fees the price was $92.2m.

Mary Beale portrait of her son Bartholomew

Mother’s portrait of her son proves £100,000 sleeper at Colchester sale

28 January 2021

A portrait of a young boy in profile drew spectacular bidding at the latest sale held by Reeman Dansie (20% buyer’s premium) of Colchester.

One of 10 rare maps depicting the Spanish Armada

Armada maps saved for the nation after Navy museum secures funding from grants and the public

28 January 2021

A group of hand-drawn Armada maps depicting a key moment in England’s history have been saved after a fundraising campaign by the Royal Navy museum.

The entrance at TEFAF Maastricht 2020

New autumn date for TEFAF Maastricht

28 January 2021

TEFAF Maastricht has been postponed and the fair is now planned for an in-person event this autumn.

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New faces and hires in the art and antiques market in the UK and overseas

27 January 2021

An update of moves and other developments from across the art and antiques industry including at Bellmans and Sworders.

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New series of Britain’s Lost Masterpieces returns to BBC screens despite Covid-19 delays

26 January 2021

Coronavirus restrictions delayed the filming of a new series of Britain’s Lost Masterpieces but it is to return to TV screens on February 1.

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An Art Deco cabinet, a Lalique car mascot and a Christopher Dresser tea set are among 10 lots to watch at auction 

25 January 2021

With estimates from £100-80,000 here are 10 previews of upcoming items this week.