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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Swiss selection of Russian silver

17 October 2022

A three-day auction held by Schuler (23/20/16% buyer’s premium) in Zurich achieved numerous notable results.

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Rich harvest nine years later

17 October 2022

The private collector who consigned a painting he had bought at Sotheby’s in London in 2013 to Koller (25/22/15% buyer’s premium) in Zurich for the auction on September 23 will have been most agreeably surprised by the result.

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Book dealer William Reese bought in UK/US deal

10 October 2022

Two leading book dealers have come together to jointly buy the eponymous William Reese Company and its 40,000 stock of books.

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Record gasoline sign escaped fate as a septic tank lid

10 October 2022

Enthusiasts who feel British enamel advertising signs are becoming overpriced may spare a thought for collectors in the US.

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First of two single-owner selections coming up at Artcurial

10 October 2022

Titled 'De Watteau à Vuillard Une Collection Parisienne', paintings, works on paper, furniture and objects from a Parisian collection were the object of the first of two single-owner classic contents sales marking the start of the new auction season for the Old Master, furniture and objects departments at Artcurial (26/20/14.5% buyer’s premium).

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König goes big on the small-scale detail

10 October 2022

An early 17th century gouache by the German artist Johann König (1586-1642) was a highlight of the Ivoire Troyes (24% buyer’s premium) auction.

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Happy news for salerooms: not the end of Spider-Man

10 October 2022

Four auction records were set in the first 90 minutes of a recent four-day comics and comic art auction conducted by Heritage (20% buyer’s premium).

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Le Gray was also a painter

10 October 2022

Gustave le Gray is well known today as a pioneering French photographer but not as a painter.

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English scent bottle emerges in Chicago from a Kansas City collector

10 October 2022

A single-owner collection of 42 gold boxes and objects of vertu from the estate of a Kansas City collector is to be offered by Hindman on October 18.

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Dinosaur on the road to the rostrum

10 October 2022

Giquello et Associés is selling this fossilised skeleton of Zephyr from the Iduanodon family of dinosaurs which is more than 150 million years old.

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Meiji era wisteria wonder

10 October 2022

This Japanese Meiji-era cloisonné vase decorated with wisteria by Namikawa Yasuyuki will feature in a US auction.

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Chinese vase sells for 3850-times estimate in French sale

05 October 2022

A Chinese blue and white vase with a Qianlong mark shot past its four-figure estimate to sell for €7.7m (£6.2m) in France on October 1 – described as winning the 'EuroMillions' by the auction house.

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Wallpaper well covered by an American auction

03 October 2022

Bonhams conducts a sale in New York on October 6 titled Wonders in Wallpaper.

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Bidders on red alert for Chinese vase

03 October 2022

Among the highlights of the latest Important Chinese Art sale at Sotheby’s New York was this rare porcelain meiping from the Yongzheng or early Qianlong period.

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Seventeenth-century Hôtel Lambert furnishes enough lots for a six-sale series

03 October 2022

Sotheby’s Paris is selling the contents from the Hôtel Lambert, a 17th century Parisian Hôtel Particulier on the Ile de La Cité.

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Salon set for sizeable 2022 staging in New York

03 October 2022

Salon Art + Design puts the emphasis on the eclectic nature of its offering, bringing together vintage, modern and contemporary design and setting it against 20th century art.

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Puritan work starts to bear fruit in New England

03 October 2022

Very much the star turn in a Philadelphia sale of September 21 was an extremely rare copy of 'New Englands First Fruits…', a small quarto work, running to just 26pp, that was printed and published in London in 1643.

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Mechanical creative marvels from a comprehensive collection

03 October 2022

From jukeboxes to robotic bands, a comprehensive collection was on offer in Pennsylvania.

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Venetian style and high value

26 September 2022

Drinking vessel generates remarkable result.

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Second slice of de Marteau collection comes up in Paris

26 September 2022

Following on from its first dispersal of works from the collection of dealer and collector Claude de Marteau held by Bonhams in Paris this June, the second sale takes place in the French capital on October 4, held by Bonhams Cornette de Saint Cyr.

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