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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Dufy goes sailing at Cowes

13 December 2021

Besch is holding a sale series in Cannes that will offer a mix of fine wines, jewellery and watches, Impressionist and Modern art and decorative arts.

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UK dealers make return to New York’s Winter Show

13 December 2021

New York’s Winter Show tempts exhibitors back across the Pond in January.

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Produced by the talented Abraham

13 December 2021

A single-lot sale on October 19 offered an illuminated Ashkenazic prayer book that realised a premium-inclusive $8,307,000 (£6,019,565).

Priester family Vienna apartment

Restituted Priester collection reunited before sale takes £1.5m at Christie’s

11 December 2021

Part of an art collection once owned by a Jewish family who fled Nazi persecution has been sold at Christie’s.

Bust of Germanicus

Getty Museum buys an ‘Elgin marble’ – but not a Greek one

09 December 2021

The J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angles has acquired an early first-century marble bust of the Roman general Germanicus, the adopted son of the Emperor Tiberius and father of Caligula.

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Chess: Ah, that’ll be the good old Ruy Lopez opening

06 December 2021

The World Chess Championship currently taking place in Dubai began on November 26 in familiar style.

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Digging deep for the Deep Sea Special

06 December 2021

The Rolex Deep Sea Special, with its remarkable bubble case capable of withstanding huge pressure, was created in the early 1950s to test just how deep a diving watch could go.

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Bidders spellbound in the US

06 December 2021

Single-owner collections offer magical selections days apart in two salerooms

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Speedy buyers with a taste for chocolate

06 December 2021

If ever there were a price to demonstrate just how important condition has become in the top end of the collecting market then it is the record-breaking SFr2.55m (£2.065m) for a reference CK2915 Speedmaster at Phillips (26/21% buyer's premium) in Geneva on November 5.

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Horror hammer highlights

06 December 2021

Gary Munson collection delivers a string of rarities sold for record-breaking sums

Mark Wilkinson

Promotions and new roles – a round up of Movers and Shakers in the UK, US and Europe

01 December 2021

The latest jobs news across the world of art and antiques.

Boris Johnson

Face coverings compulsory in auction houses and art and antiques shops in England

30 November 2021

Government measures have come into force in England making face coverings compulsory in retail venues and public transport from today (November 30).

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Age and name unknown – the $120,000 lady

29 November 2021

Portrait subject claimed as Elizabeth I will be subject to research after rediscovery in upstate New York

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Cologne saleroom issues a call to arms

29 November 2021

The descendants of the Belgian collector Jef Vanderstraete have consigned this 20in (51cm) high gilt bronze figure of Avalokiteshvara Ekadashamukha to Lempertz in Cologne, where it is coming up for sale on December 11.

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Fresh nightmare after Bosch

29 November 2021

There can be no doubt that the 16th century painter of 'Limbus – Christ’s Descent into the Underworld' was inspired by the works of Hieronymus Bosch.

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Wartski expert’s V&A showcase

29 November 2021

Four years after the publication of his book 'Fabergé in London', Wartski’s Kieran McCarthy has brought it to life.

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Russian icon inspires bidding battle in Germany

29 November 2021

Russian interest drives €125,000 result in Germany.

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Artist supervised by Matisse met a tragic end in wartime

29 November 2021

The German painter Rudolf Levy was born in north Germany, but was at home in many parts of Europe.

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Venice in large format in Vienna

29 November 2021

Star of the show at Dorotheum (28/25% buyer’s premium) in Vienna on November 9 was a large-format Venetian scene, painted by Luigi Querena in 1865.

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Late 18th century clock to turn heads in German auction

29 November 2021

A late 18th century clock at auction in Germany has links to a French architect.

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