International

About 80% of the global art market by value takes place outside the UK. The largest art market in the world is the US with China in third place (after the UK) followed by France, Germany and Switzerland.

Many more nations have a rich art and antiques heritage with active auction, dealer, fair, gallery and museum sectors even if their market size by value is smaller.

Read the top stories and latest art and antiques news from all these countries.

Jean-Léon Gérôme picture

Orientalist painting authenticated on BBC show 'Fake or Fortune?' heads to auction at Sotheby’s

13 October 2021

A picture bought for around £4000 and eventually authenticated on the BBC programme 'Fake or Fortune?' as by 19th-century French artist Jean-Léon Gérôme is to be offered at Sotheby’s with an estimate of £80,000-120,000.

Neil Grenyer, Brian Goodison-Blanks and Cristian Beadman

New appointments – the latest news across auction houses in the UK and overseas

13 October 2021

A round-up of moves across the art and antiques sector.

Breviary of Ludovico da Romagnano

Manuscript missing for 30 years returns to Italy

11 October 2021

Part of a medieval manuscript stolen in Italy more than 30 years ago has been returned with the help of London firm Bloomsbury Auctions.

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Atlas pathfinder up at auction

11 October 2021

A copy of the first modern atlas by Abraham Ortelius, which set the standard for all following atlases, will be on offer at Ketterer Kunst in Hamburg on November 29 with an estimate of €80,000.

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Exceptional copy of TS Eliot poem published in New York makes record

11 October 2021

Uncut and in near pristine condition, an exceptional first-state copy of TS Eliot’s poem The Waste Land was the top lot and also a recordbreaker at a Sotheby’s New York (26/20/13.9%% buyer’s premium) online sale.

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Marilyn exercising – by Marilyn

11 October 2021

Two Marilyn Monroe lots were among the more successful entries in an Entertainment & Music Memorabilia sale at Heritage (25% buyer’s premium).

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'Lovely' copy of George Eliot’s masterpiece

11 October 2021

The timed online sale of Fine Printed Books and Manuscripts including Americana that closes at Christie’s New York on October 15 includes books from the estate of Theodore Cohn, a professor of political science.

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Alexander Hamilton fascination

11 October 2021

On October 25 Philadelphia firm Freeman’s will offer the Alexander Hamilton collection of John E Herzog.

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Houdini held upside down

11 October 2021

Sotheby’s New York is selling the Ricky Jay collection on October 27-28.

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Body of work – large-scale anatomical atlas

11 October 2021

Printed in Amsterdam in 1685, Anatomia humani corporis, centum & quinque tabulis, per artificiossis by Godard Bidloo (1649-1713) was the first large-scale anatomical atlas since Vesalius’ De humani corporis fabrica in 1543.

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Printed map pioneer appears in massive German auction

11 October 2021

Like Antiques Trade Gazette, German biblio auction house Reiss & Sohn is marking its 50th anniversary this year.

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Near complete Visscher atlas on offer

11 October 2021

The sale at Peter Kiefer Buch und Kunstauktionshaus in Pforzheim on October 14-16 includes a near complete copy of 'Atlas minor, sive geographia compendiosa qua orbis terrarum per paucas attamen novissimas tabulas ostenditura' by the Dutch engraver, cartographer and publisher Nicolaes Visscher (1649-1702).

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Super English delftware selection sells stateside

11 October 2021

Adam and Eve charger takes top price in collection amassed by American couple

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Latest international auction house appointments

11 October 2021

A look at recent new roles across salerooms.

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Asian art auction previews: Sunset over snowy mountains

11 October 2021

Adam’s Asian art sale in Dublin on November 19 includes this landscape titled Sunset Kanchenjunga by Jamini Prokash Gangooly (1876-1953) estimated at €4000-6000.

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Pro-vaccination: Jenner work

11 October 2021

The sale of Early Printed Books at Swann in New York on October 14 includes this author’s presentation copy of Edward Jenner’s On the Varieties and Modifications of the Vaccine Pustule, Occasioned by an Herpetic State of the Skin.

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First things first for horror and fantasy

11 October 2021

The Gary Munson collection of horror and fantasy books will be offered by Heritage Auctions in Dallas on October 14.

‘Diego y yo’ by Frida Kahlo

Sotheby’s adjusts sale categories in time for upcoming New York auction series

08 October 2021

Sotheby’s has tweaked its sale categories for its flagship 20th and 21st century art auctions and will apply the changes at its upcoming New York series in November.

Georges Mareschal

Versailles acquires bust of Sun King’s doctor from London dealer following TEFAF 2020 fair

06 October 2021

The Chateau de Versailles in France has purchased a sculpture of Louis XIV’s (1643-1715) surgeon.

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Ghastly tales, joyful vendors

04 October 2021

Remarkably well-preserved 1818 Frankenstein and 1897 Dracula firsts impress in New York

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