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Top stories this week – including news of an 17th century map dumped outside Oxfam selling at five-times estimate

20 October 2019

The most popular stories on this website over the last week included news of a John Speed world map left in a wet, broken frame at a London charity shop drawing strong bidding at auction.

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Rare Rousseau portrait goes under the hammer at Lyon & Turnbull in London

19 October 2019

A rediscovered portrait of Enlightenment thinker Jean-Jacques Rousseau (1712-78) is offered at a Lyon & Turnbull auction in London this month.

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Rare Dante Gabriel Rossetti drawings of a father and son emerge at Oxford auction

18 October 2019

Two crayon portraits of a father and son by Dante Gabriel Rossetti (1828-82) have emerged for sale at Mallams of Oxford. They date from the last decade of the artist’s life and depict his doctor Thomas Gordon Hake and the latter’s son George Gordon Hake.

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Ancient Cypriot jug, Suffragette porcelain tea service and Remington number 1 typewriter – five auction highlights that caught bidders’ eyes in the last week

18 October 2019

ATG’s selection of hammer highlights this week includes an ancient Cypriot jug that was bid four times over estimate.

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Export block for £3.5m Wright of Derby picture bought by Getty museum

17 October 2019

The government is hoping to find a buyer to pay £3.5m to keep an 18th century picture by Joseph Wright of Derby in the UK.

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High Court ivory act case: 'no need to prove causal link between trade in antiques and modern ivory poaching'

17 October 2019

The government does not have to “show a causal connection” between the UK’s trade in antique ivory and the poaching of modern ivory, a barrister representing DEFRA said in court today.

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Dealers attracted by “new pricing policy” return to Art & Antiques for Everyone fair

17 October 2019

Art & Antiques for Everyone’s new ownership has attracted several fresh dealerships to stand at its next staging.