Dealers

Dealers come in all shapes and forms, from small sole-traders to powerhouse galleries. Both play an integral role in the art and antiques market.

They often specialise in a given fields such as jewellery, ceramics, paintings, Asian art or coins but there are also plenty of general dealers operate across different categories.

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Fine Arts Paris adds more galleries and specialities

27 October 2021

Fine Arts Paris, which last year was held as an online event, is back at the Carrousel du Louvre, its home in 2019.

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Wartime work showing soldiers in Normandy joins Olympia fair highlights

27 October 2021

A “vanishingly rare” oil by Barnett Freedman (1901-58) showing a newly liberated Normandy town shortly after D-Day is among the star exhibits at the Winter Art & Antiques Fair at Olympia in London.

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5 Questions: Ceramics dealer Andrew Muir

27 October 2021

Andrew Muir bought his first piece of Clarice Cliff – a small and damaged candlestick – for £25 from a pub auction in 1989. Today he is an established dealer in 20th century ceramics and is showing his diverse stock at the latest edition of the Winter Art & Antiques Fair at Olympia (November 2-7).

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Dollar fits the bill

27 October 2021

Among the works that the Old Master picture dealership Galerie de Bayser, a Fine Arts Paris regular, will be showing at the fair is this equestrian portrait by Jean-Léon Gerome (1824-1904) of the famous thoroughbred Dollar.

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Boldy go to Barry Potter

27 October 2021

It’s toy time at Sandown Park on Saturday, November 13, where Barry Potter and family hold the largest of their regular vintage toy fairs with 500 tables staffed by more than 300 dealers.

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Godchaux’s animal attraction

27 October 2021

Xavier Eeckhout specialises in animalier sculpture and for Fine Arts Paris the Parisian dealer will be focusing the spotlight on the works of Roger Godchaux (1878-1958) an artist whose catalogue raisonné he has just completed.

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Grocer’s shop grows into a new life

27 October 2021

Closed for almost two decades, a shop in the Cotswolds town of Dursley has been brought to life as an art and antiques business.

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Asian Art in London Indian and Islamic award winners announced

21 October 2021

As its annual festival of exhibitions and sales gets under way, Asian Art in London has announced the winners of its Indian and Islamic awards.

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Midlands furniture dealer sells 18th century commode to Temple Newsam in Leeds

19 October 2021

Thomas Coulborn & Sons has celebrated BADA Week by announcing the sale of an 18th century commode to Leeds Museums & Galleries for close to £200,000.

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Textiles take Somerset centre stage

18 October 2021

Thirty-five handpicked textiles dealers from across the UK will be converging at the Cheese & Grain, an arts community venue in Frome, Somerset.

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Hare-themed Ming incense burner

18 October 2021

The hare, one of the 12 Chinese zodiac animals, is associated symbolically with longevity and the moon.

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Sensitive carving shown on bronze head of Buddha

18 October 2021

This bronze head of Buddha, formerly in a private Belgium collection since the 1970s, is priced at £75,000 from Antwerp gallery Marcel Nies Oriental Art.

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PE teacher leaps to pop-up antiques shop

18 October 2021

A former PE teacher who quit his job to sell antiques full time has started a pop-up shop in the magnificent Art Nouveau-inspired Royal Arcade in Norwich.

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Bath: a fair with a friendly vibe

18 October 2021

Relaxed atmosphere of event held in the historic city wins praise from traders.

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Bronze stands out at Battersea fair

18 October 2021

Top selling items at The Decorative Antiques & Textiles Fair in Battersea included a large bronze sculpture.

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Eastern promise: Asian Art in London award nominees announced

18 October 2021

The awards shortlist for Asian Art in London’s East Asian art season have been announced.

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Incense burner topped by a dog and ball

18 October 2021

This Meiji period iron incense burner from Japan was made using nunome zogan: the art of inlaying different metals into one another.

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Geometric furnishing fabric

18 October 2021

Chinese textiles specialist Jacqueline Simcox is selling this 15th century Chinese silk brocade geometric panel, priced at £20,000.

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Rare example of vases dated to a particular year

18 October 2021

This pair of 12in (30cm) high meiping-shaped vases bear the year 1701, making them one of the few dated pieces of Chinese porcelain to exist.

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From print form to three dimensions

18 October 2021

Most likely taken from black and white prints, these porcelain figures of a Jewish man and woman were created c.1740 during the Qianlong period.

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