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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Autumn Altounian at Artcurial

02 September 2019

One of the first major dispersals of the autumn season in Paris will take place at Artcurial on September 17-18.

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Architect’s items draw interest

02 September 2019

Christie’s is holding a five-day exhibition from September 13-17 in its Paris rooms of selected works from the collection of the famous architect IM Pei which are to be sold across various Impressionist and Modern and Contemporary and 20th century Chinese art auctions in Paris, New York and Hong Kong over the autumn season.

British and Irish book auctions: September 4-14, 2019

02 September 2019

Our regular listing of British and Irish book auctions.

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International relationship as German dealer stages show in Paris

02 September 2019

Galerie Neuse, the German dealership based in Bremen, will be in Paris during the second half of September setting up at the Paris Galerie Aveline where it is presenting an exhibition titled 'L’Apothéose du Génie' from September 11-28.

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Frog salt cellars leap to great result Down Under

02 September 2019

Many of the high prices achieved at last week’s ‘celebrity’ sale titled Bob Hawke & Blanche d’Alpuget: Mementos, Curiosities, Art and Design reflected the impact of souvenir hunters, anxious to own a reminder of Australia’s former prime minister who died earlier this year. But not all of them.

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Major attractions in Left Bank gallery

02 September 2019

The Left Bank Galerie Vauclair on the rue de Beaune is one of the participants in the Parcours de la Céramique but it is also is putting on an exhibition titled Majeur! This not only spans the Parcours’ dates but runs until October 31.

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Sotheby’s shareholders to vote on Patrick Dhahi deal

28 August 2019

Sotheby’s shareholders will gather in New York next week to vote on the proposed sale of the company to Patrick Drahi. The board is recommending approval but several investors have raised concerns over the deal.

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Pick of the week: American saleroom signals the way to English creamware

26 August 2019

Some of the rarest and most desirable of all English creamware jugs were those made for the American market. One of them, titled Signals at Portland Observatory, sold for $4400/£3600 (plus premium) at the Bourgeault-Horan auction in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.

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Fact and faction in Ireland

26 August 2019

In stark contrast to the elegant dolls’ houses which took the higher bids at a recent auction (ATG No 2403), a shillelagh was evidence of violence and tragedy in 19th century Ireland.

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Turf stacks turn up Down Under

26 August 2019

Works by the Irish artist Paul Henry (1877-1958) appear frequently in Irish and UK salerooms but it is far more unusual for a painting by the Belfast-born painter – whose favoured subject matter was views of the west of Ireland – to emerge in Australia.

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Tray brings exotic design to Horta saleroom

26 August 2019

This Gallé marquetry tray is to be offered by the Horta saleroom in its next auction taking place in Brussels on September 9-10.

British and Irish book auctions: August 27-September 13

26 August 2019

Our regular listing of British and Irish book auctions.

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Dufy sails in to Palm Beach auction

26 August 2019

Jean Dufy’s (1888-1964) rendition of Le Moulin de la Galette, a famous Parisian landmark immortalised on canvas by many artists, will be offered at AB Levy’s Palm Beach jewellery, art and antiques auction on August 29 in Florida.

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Korean rarity comes to Bonhams

26 August 2019

This Korean gilt bronze figure of the deity Chijang Bosal or Ksitigarbha is dated to the Goryeo dynasty (13th-14th century).

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Map of Milan offered at Il Ponte

26 August 2019

This map of Milan will feature in the sale of books and manuscripts to be held in the city by Il Ponte on September 24.

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The brief history of Australian hallmarking

26 August 2019

It was decades after the First Fleet landed in Sydney cove in 1788 before anything like a recognisable silver trade developed in Australia, writes Jolyon Warwick James.

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Lalique bowl with Mistletoe decoration heads to Kansas auction

26 August 2019

A 9in (22cm) high Lalique clear and green glass bowl in the Gui (Mistletoe) pattern will feature in the sale to be held by Woody Auction in Douglass, Kansas, on September 7.

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ATG's travels Down Under

26 August 2019

Our ATG reporters travel far and wide to bring you the best coverage of art and antiques... pictured here is Dealers’ Diary writer Frances Allitt in Brisbane, Australia.

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Greek gold oak wreath offered in New York auction

26 August 2019

Among the lots in Christie’s antiquities sale in New York on October 28 is a Greek gold oak wreath from the late Classical to early Hellenistic period, c.4th-3rd century BC.

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Mammoth ivory should be regulated, global CITES convention hears  

22 August 2019

The mammoth, a trunked animal species that last roamed the Earth 4000 years ago, may soon be classed as ‘threatened’ in order to regulate trade in the extinct mammal’s ivory.

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