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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Tribute to a local hero

28 October 2019

It’s a simple message but a powerful one. The words Welcome Home are stamped on the front of a rare first World War tribute medal to J Day (believed to be John Day) issued by the Working Men’s Club for the Yorkshire village of Heckmondwike.

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Antiques centre earns high praise

28 October 2019

Oxford on High has been presented with the antiques retailer of the year award for Oxfordshire by Corporate LiveWire, a quarterly magazine for business professionals and the corporate finance sector.

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Brighton Love Fairs dealer focus: Warren Wilkinson

28 October 2019

For many millennials, a smartphone has replaced the wristwatch as a timekeeper, but it is also their essential tool when exploring the vintage variety.

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5 Questions: Henry Miller of Miller Fine Art

28 October 2019

Henry Miller of Henry Miller Fine Art is a first-time exhibitor at the Winter Art & Antiques Fair.

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Bristol photo fair begins life

28 October 2019

New event unveiled which could become biannual if the launch is a success

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London Art Week launches winter symposium

24 October 2019

‘Conversations on collecting’ is the theme of the inaugural London Art Week symposium, running for the first time this winter.

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BADA chief Marco Forgione leaving after four years to head export trade body

23 October 2019

As the new head of the Institute of Export and International Trade, Marco Forgione vows to “advocate, in the strongest terms, for the vital role of antiques and art in global trade”.

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Ivory Act: expect result of court review next month

21 October 2019

Dealers and collectors who last week brought a judicial review of the Ivory Act 2018 must wait until November for judgment in the case.

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Conan Doyle’s desk solution

21 October 2019

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859- 1930), author of the Sherlock Holmes stories, was so keen to work during his extensive travels that in 1925 he commissioned a case-maker to create a trunk that transformed into a writing desk.

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Story time - objects with a compelling tale

21 October 2019

A wealth of objects shelter under the great ‘Asian art’ umbrella – together representing five millennia of artistic endeavour across one quarter of the globe. Here we preview a series of Asian art objects available for sale at galleries and auctions over the next month, and each from a different moment in time or geography. From the cult of Monju to the beginning of a new Japanese imperial era – all tell a compelling tale.

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All in good taste: Bernard Quaritch new premises

21 October 2019

Bernard Quaritch marked the opening of its Bedford Row premises last week with a red velvet cake in the shape of the new shop.

5 Questions: Crispian Riley-Smith

21 October 2019

Crispian Riley-Smith recently started Art Valuations and Consultancy after years in various roles in the art world.

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Fairs fend off the fear factor

21 October 2019

Despite the uncertainty, Frieze Week dealers enjoyed an enthusiastic response from buyers.

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Opening times - Satsuma wares

21 October 2019

The history of Satsuma wares, among the most recognised and profitable export products of the Meiji period, is interwoven with the opening up of Japan after centuries of isolation.

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And the nominees are...

21 October 2019

Every year Asian Art in London presents two awards for the most outstanding work of art: one for an item offered by a dealer, the other for a work offered by an auction house. The awards are co-sponsored by Antiques Trade Gazette and Apollo magazine.

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The web shop window: silver vinaigrette

21 October 2019

Thousands of items are available to buy from dealers online. Here we pick out one that caught our eye this week.

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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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Art and antiques dealers take government to court over Ivory Act

16 October 2019

“No reputable dealer wants to see elephants dead” was among the opening remarks by the QC acting for a group of dealers and collectors challenging the Ivory Act 2018, at the High Court today.

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Welsh bathed in success as the China Trade shines at Fine Art Asia art fair

14 October 2019

A Qianlong period export plaque decorated after a scene by Louis-Marin Bonnet (1736-93) was among the Fine Art Asia highlight sales.

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A welcome addition to Portobello antiques district

14 October 2019

For the first time in more than a decade a new antiques shop has opened on Westbourne Grove, close to the famed antiques district Portobello Road.

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