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Ming dish sets house record in Copenhagen auction

07 June 2021

Copenhagen auction house Bruun Rasmussen achieved a house record with the sale of an early Ming porcelain dish.

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Limoges plaque bidder hell bent on a purchase

07 June 2021

Sixteenth century Limoges work depicts underworld scene from Virgil’s The Aeneid

A Paris alternative to draw you in

07 June 2021

Although long-standing Paris fair for works on paper the Salon du Dessin has moved its dates to July 1-4, the other Paris fair, Drawing Now, devoted to Contemporary works on paper, usually staged at the same time, is taking place this month from June 10-13.

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Fourteenth century ivory casket offered at Normandy auction

07 June 2021

Auction house Prunier in Louviers, Normandy, has a long tradition of holding sales of Haute Epoque or early works of art.

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Emperors survive album break-up

07 June 2021

A highlight at Millon on June 14 is a miniature painted with a double portrait of the Mughal emperors Shah Jahan and his son and successor Aurangzeb.

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Old Master at Aguttes offers fine sense of perspective

07 June 2021

This panel painting of The Annunciation is on offer at the sale of Old Master paintings at Aguttes on June 17.

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Matisse drawing re-emerges in Aix-en-Provence auction

07 June 2021

A charcoal drawing by Henri Matisse (1869-1954) that has not been seen since the major retrospective on the artist at the Philadelphia Museum of Art in 1948 is to be offered at auction in Aix-en-Provence.

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Left Bank tempts visitors to galleries in Paris

07 June 2021

Dozens of art and antiques galleries in the Left Bank area of Paris known as the Carré Rive Gauche are enticing art lovers back to the district with a five-day event showcasing new stock and exhibitions.

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Flemish portrait reappears at Christie’s Paris

07 June 2021

Christie’s sale in Paris on June 16 includes this portrait of a young woman writing a letter by the artist known as The Master of the Female Half Lengths.

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Gods and goddesses in bronze offered at Sotheby's

07 June 2021

Sotheby’s Paris sale of Old Masters on June 15 offers a selection of paintings and sculpture spanning the Middle Ages through to the 19th century.

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Pick of the week: Spending quality time with Pablo Picasso

31 May 2021

The silvered dial to this 1960s stainless steel bracelet watch gives a clue to its former owner.

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Bureau cabinet rated highly as Mainz ‘masterpiece’ example

31 May 2021

Distinctive bureau cabinet form could have been intended for presentation to the guild.

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Gallé vase captures Lake Como at dusk

31 May 2021

One of the highlights at Quittenbaum’s sale in Munich on June 8 is a Gallé vase from the period 1920-36.

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Hopes for a John Roddam Spencer-Stanhope chain reaction

31 May 2021

Along with his famous Pre-Raphaelite colleagues Edward Burne-Jones, Dante Gabriel Rossetti and George Frederic Watts, John Roddam Spencer-Stanhope was often influenced by the tales of classical antiquity and the paintings of Italian Old Masters.

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Cathedral connection at sale of ‘Viennese Cosmopolitan's’ collection

31 May 2021

Over many decades, a ‘Viennese Cosmopolitan’ amassed a collection of works of art which are now being sold in the second auction of Tiberius in Vienna.

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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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