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Five lots to watch at auction this week including a 19th century geological map of London and a Jean Dufy painting of the Le Moulin de la Galette

26 August 2019

With estimates from £80-$50,000, here are four previews from upcoming sales this week.


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

25 August 2019

Find out what members of the art and antiques trade had to say this week about a no-deal Brexit, authenticating a Giacometti sculpture and an auction house changing hands.

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Top stories this week – including news of a rare Roman gold coin found in Somerset by a metal detectorist

24 August 2019

The most popular stories on this website over the last week included news of the forthcoming sale of a rare Roman solidus coin found by a metal detectorist searching in a new field in Somerset for the first time.

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Arts & Crafts curtains, Chippendale-style chairs and a naval officer’s sword – five auction highlights that caught bidders’ eyes in the last week

23 August 2019

ATG’s selection of hammer highlights over the past week includes a pair of William Morris ‘Peacock and Dragon’ curtains that fetched over 20-times estimate.

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Winter Olympia returns for second year in new format

23 August 2019

The Winter Art & Antiques Fair, Olympia, returns for the second edition in its new format this November.

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Viewers of BBC show Fake or Fortune? wait a year to discover Giacometti sculpture knocked over by a cat is the real thing at £500,000

22 August 2019

The verification of a Giacometti sculpture once knocked over by a cat was delayed by months leaving viewers of BBC art show ‘Fake or Fortune?’ waiting a year to find out if it was worth £500,000.

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Mammoth ivory should be regulated, global CITES convention hears  

22 August 2019

The mammoth, a trunked animal species that last roamed the Earth 4000 years ago, may soon be classed as ‘threatened’ in order to regulate trade in the extinct mammal’s ivory.