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Lute music manuscript

UK government blocks 17th century lute music collection from leaving the country

15 March 2022

A temporary export bar has been placed on an early 17th century manuscript of lute music in the hope a buyer in the UK can be found.

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A rare lead sculpture by Henry Moore is among seven lots to watch this week

14 March 2022

With estimates from £100-50,000, here are seven previews of upcoming items.

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Top stories this week – including news of a stolen René Lalique car mascot

13 March 2022

The most read stories on this website over the last week included news of a dealer trying to trace a René Lalique car mascot that was stolen from a fair.

Seized cultural goods

Interpol operation seizes nearly 10,000 illicit cultural artefacts

12 March 2022

An international police operation coordinated by Interpol has led to the seizure of 9408 antiquities and cultural artefacts including archaeological objects, furniture, coins, paintings, musical instruments and statuettes.

Matthew Boulton Blue John 2534HH 11 03 2022

A blue john vase and a proof copy of Harry Potter star in our pick of six auction highlights sold this week

11 March 2022

ATG’s weekly selection of items that caught bidders’ eyes includes an 18th century blue john perfume burner made by Matthew Boulton’s Soho factory.

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Ukraine crisis funds raised by art and antiques market

10 March 2022

Dealers, fairs organisers and auction houses are using the proceeds of sales to raise money to aid victims of the Ukrainian crisis.

Kelmscott Manor

Cotswold retreat of Arts & Crafts pioneer William Morris to reopen after a 30-month major refurbishment

10 March 2022

The former country home of William Morris and his family has undergone an extensive £6m refurbishment.