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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Take your opportunity to own a game of chance

31 May 2021

Wendl in Rudolstadt is holding its 100th sale and among the unusual collectables is a 19th century game of chance, known as Kakelorum, from c.1830.

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Artist Zacharie Noterman goes ape

31 May 2021

A south German collector is parting with a painting by Zacharie Noterman, which is coming under the hammer at Metz in Heidelberg on June 18-19.

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Barbarity brings faith for Arthur Segal

31 May 2021

Having spent seven years in Berlin, the Romanian artist Arthur Segal left Germany at the outbreak of the First World War.

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Portrait influenced by Caravaggio on offer at Dorotheum

31 May 2021

Among the many paintings on offer at the Old Master sale held by Dorotheum are numerous works that document the vast artistic influence of Caravaggio.

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Photography via a painted focus

31 May 2021

The early 20th century German photographer August Sander has a legendary status, not least for his long-running series of documentary portraits, published under the title 'People of the 20th Century'.

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New appointments at Sotheby’s Asia among the latest industry updates

25 May 2021

A reorganisation for Sotheby’s Asia, a new shop and new books are among the latest updates across the art and antiques sector.

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Maastricht fair ‘online only’ for 2021 but French fairs plan to go ahead

24 May 2021

TEFAF Maastricht 2021 has been cancelled due to the ongoing effects of the coronavirus pandemic.

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Supreme medal for Tudor numismatists offered at Swiss auction

24 May 2021

A gold medal proclaiming Henry VIII as the Supreme Head of the Church of England – the only known example in private hands – comes for sale in Switzerland.

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Paulin chairs among furnishings at auction found in Toulouse apartment

24 May 2021

A collection of 20th century designer furniture has been discovered in a local apartment by Jérôme de Colonges, auctioneer for Primardeco/Ivoire Toulouse.

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Porcelain collection of Belk heiress on offer at Doyle auction

24 May 2021

Doyle in New York is selling the collection of the Belk department store heiress Sarah Belk Gambrell in various auctions this year.

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Panther with long provenance

24 May 2021

Hindman is holding a sale of antiquities and ancient art in Chicago on May 27 which will feature this Greek (Hellenistic) marble head of a panther.

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An Americana extravaganza

24 May 2021

Early Declaration of Independence leads a line-up celebrating key historical events stateside

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Bamboo brushpot features at Bonhams' Beauty and Beyond sale

24 May 2021

As part of its spring sale series in Hong Kong, Bonhams’ Fine Chinese Art auction will open with a section titled Beauty and Beyond Women in Chinese art.

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The call of bigger premises

24 May 2021

Albert Einstein letter on Communism is one of the stand-out performers in a Chicago auction

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Singapore family collection being sold for charity

24 May 2021

The timed sale of jewellery and watches running at Hotlotz in Singapore until May 30 features 74 lots consigned from a private family collection.

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Shipping and delivery: How to go green when transporting art

24 May 2021

Much is made about the green credentials of antiques but transporting them can affect their carbon footprint

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Gérard’s portrait of Henry Seymour highlights Artcurial Old Master sale

24 May 2021

Artcurial holds one of its periodic sales of Old Master and 19th century paintings and drawings on June 9.

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Best dressed Georgian girl brings $250,000 at US auction

24 May 2021

At 2ft 5in (74cm) high, this English made wooden doll c.1740 is unusually large.

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A glimpse of the old Singapore

24 May 2021

Contents of a Straits Chinese shophouse sold at auction provide window to the past

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5 Questions: Amsterdam dealer Simon Morsink

24 May 2021

Simon Morsink runs the Morsink Icon Gallery in Amsterdam with his brother Hugo specialising in Russian and Greek icons dating from the 15th to 19th centuries.

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