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.

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High hopes for aviation fan’s de la Tour

23 November 2020

Lempertz in Cologne is selling 23 paintings from the collection put together by the aviation entrepreneur Hinrich Bischoff and his wife, Ingrid.

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Go nuts about fan leaf Down Under

23 November 2020

Twenty lots from a private Sydney collection will open the sale devoted to Chinese Paintings to be held by Bonhams on December 2 in Sydney.

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Crabs on screen

23 November 2020

A table screen was often to be found in the study of a Chinese scholar.

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Cambodian Khmer carved stone statue offered at Christie’s in Paris

23 November 2020

This Cambodian Khmer carved stone statue of a male divinity is one of the highlights of the Asian Art sale at Christie’s in Paris on December 10.

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How Poe’s $3 became $60,000

23 November 2020

Two very different manuscript lots provided the high spots of a sale in Westport, Connecticut

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Old Masters: ‘The Spinola Rubens’ makes return to Vienna

23 November 2020

A painting from the workshop of Peter Paul Rubens making its second appearance at Dorotheum (28/25/22/18% buyer’s premium) in the space of a decade was the best-seller in the November 10 Old Masters auction in Vienna.

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Yuan dynasty jar spotted in Dallas

23 November 2020

This small 14th century Yuan dynasty longquan celadon jar moulded with peonies, a dragon chasing a pearl and with five-point stars will feature in the December 11 sale of Fine and Decorative Asian Art at Heritage in Dallas.

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Chinese ink drawings emerge in Zurich

23 November 2020

One section of the Asian art sale at Koller in Zurich on December 3, with its own catalogue, is devoted to a private collection of Chinese ink drawings.

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Work attributed to the circle of Patinir offered at Ivoire Angers

23 November 2020

One of the highlights at Ivoire Angers on December 10 will be this small 9 x 13in (23 x 32cm) Flemish school oil on cradled panel.

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Vernet adds drama to Tivoli

23 November 2020

A painting by the celebrated landscape painter Joseph Vernet (1714-89) depicting Tivoli near Rome which has not been seen since the 19th century is making an appearance in Sotheby’s Paris rooms on December 3.

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Rediscovered 15th century Virgin and Child reflects Bastiani’s broader style

23 November 2020

This 15th century painting of the Virgin and Child was discovered by Léonard Pomez of the Hôtel des Ventes de Troyes during the course of a valuation at a property near Troyes and comes up for auction in the city on November 27.

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Qianlong period panel among highlights at Sotheby’s in Paris

23 November 2020

One of the highlights of Sotheby’s Asian works of art sale in Paris on December 11 will be this jade, zitan and boxwood panel from the Qianlong period.

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Yongzheng dish branches out to French sale

23 November 2020

One of the highlights at Millon in Paris on December 8 will be this 18th century Yongzheng mark and period porcelain dish estimated at €150,000-200,000.

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Le Pho painting on offer in Paris

23 November 2020

This painting by Le Pho (1907-2001) will be one of the highlights of the Asian works of Art sale to be held by Tajan on December 7 in Paris.

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Bobby meets his ‘Boswell’

23 November 2020

Top lot in a golfing sale at PBA Galleries (20/15% buyer’s premium) was a 1927 first of Down the Fairway: The Golf Life and Play of Robert T Jones, Jr.

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Buyer brings home the bison

23 November 2020

Three of the lots noted here from a Chicago sale of books, manuscripts, pictures and prints sold at record sums – and the fourth brought a price that has only once been bettered.

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New hires and an expanded saleroom – the latest news around the auction houses

19 November 2020

A Hampshire saleroom has expanded and there are new faces at a host of auction houses – read our latest Movers and Shakers.

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Best English milled gold coins strike it big in Monte Carlo sale

16 November 2020

The record for a British coin sold at auction has been broken twice at a sale in Monte Carlo.

British and Irish book auctions: November 17-December 3, 2020

16 November 2020

Our regular listing of British and Irish book auctions.

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Warhol fascinated by Christmas kitsch

16 November 2020

Before he turned to painting cans of soup and Brillo boxes, Andy Warhol had to make a living by more conventional means.

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