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Holy smoke and blistering barnacles – comics set records at auction

15 January 2021

A Tintin comic cover in France and a Batman number 1 issue in the US have sold for multi-million-pound sums at auction.

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London dealers sell 12th dynasty Egyptian relief to German museum

13 January 2021

An Egyptian polychrome painted limestone relief from the 12th dynasty has been bought by the State Museum of Egyptian Art in Munich, Germany.

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Promotions, appointments and moves – the latest Movers and Shakers across the art and antiques market

12 January 2021

An update of moves and other developments from across the art and antiques industry including at Sotheby’s and Dreweatts.

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Monstrous German auction over four days

11 January 2021

Presenting, as always, huge numbers of lots – some 2800 this time, an auction held by Reiss & Sohn (19% buyer’s premium) produced some notable prices.

British and Irish book auctions: January 5-28, 2021

04 January 2021

Our regular listing of British and Irish book and works on paper sales.

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Giacometti tables go on a trip to Paris auction

04 January 2021

Two Diego Giacometti (1902-85) bronze tables from an ‘important collection’ in Sydney appeared in a Paris auction after being consigned via an Australian saleroom.

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Roentgen cabinets draw bidders in Germany

04 January 2021

Cologne auction house offers fine selection of 18th century works made by both father and son

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Swiss artist stars as a pair of his works occupy the two top spots in a Zurich auction

21 December 2020

Works by Ferdinand Hodler (1853-1918) were the highlights of the Koller (25/22/15% buyer’s premium) sale of Swiss Art, held in Zurich as part of its December auction series.

British and Irish book auctions: December 20, 2020-January 28, 2021

21 December 2020

Our regular listing of British and Irish book auctions.

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De la Tour nocturne sets Lempertz auction house record

14 December 2020

One of the last Georges de la Tour (1593-1652) paintings in private hands was sold by Cologne auction house Lempertz on December 8.

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Saints double up in one work

14 December 2020

Two-sided picture now heading to Dijon museum after being given definite attribution

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An 18th century saintly sign in Nîmes auction

14 December 2020

This painted wooden sign dated to the 18th century was one of the highlights of a sale held by the Hôtel des Ventes de Nîmes (22.2% buyer’s premium) in the southern French city.

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16th century box emerges at Aguttes

14 December 2020

This small carved boxwood domed box features in the sale of antique furniture and works of art at Aguttes in Neuilly on December 21.

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New Bastiani auction high as international bidding emerges for oil on panel

14 December 2020

Five bidders – two Americans, one French and one Cypriot – competed to secure a small 15th centry devotional oil on panel of the Virgin and Child by the Italian artist Lazzaro Bastiani.

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Lalique’s dragonfly brooch makes €230,000 in Paris

14 December 2020

The highlight of a sale of jewellery and silver at Peschetau Badin (27% buyer’s premium) on December 1- 2 in Paris was this gold ‘four dragonflies’ brooch by René Lalique.

British and Irish book auctions: December 15-Jan 1, 2020

14 December 2020

Our regular listing of UK and Irish book auctions.

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Bonnard on offer at Besch in Cannes

14 December 2020

This oil on canvas by Pierre Bonnard from 1908 will be offered as part of Besch Cannes Auction’s December 27-31 series of Prestige sales.

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French artist goes once more unto the beach

14 December 2020

In the second half of the 19th century, the Normandy coast became a popular destination for Parisians keen to make an excursion from the capital and to enjoy the new leisure activity of sea bathing.

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Fairy tales and bible stories on offer from Jörn Günther at pre-Christmas book fair

12 December 2020

A selection of top historic books is on offer from Swiss dealer Dr. Jörn Günther Rare Books at this weekend’s Salon D’Hiver Virtuel.

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Christie’s moves Asia to Paris

07 December 2020

Christie’s is moving its Asian art sales from London to Paris and Hong Kong from next year.

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