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Bonhams to open saleroom in Paris as Sotheby’s expands wine sales in France

22 September 2021

Auction house Bonhams is to open its first dedicated saleroom in Europe this month.

Jonathan Swift

Swift decision: portrait will remain in Ireland

20 September 2021

A portrait of Anglo-Irish satirist Jonathan Swift that has hung at Howth Castle since 1735 sold for €234,000 (£200,000) this month.

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Auction to be staged in a Portuguese palace

20 September 2021

Lisbon firm Veritas is holding an estate sale of works from the collection of the Count of Póvoa, D Manuel de Souza e Holstein-Beck, who died in 2011.

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Early Jawlensky discovery offered in France

20 September 2021

An early work by Alexej von Jawlenksy (1864-1914) will feature in the Côte Basque auction in Saint-Jean-de-Luz on November 19.

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Golden discovery brings coin hoard to market

20 September 2021

Cache of 17th century coins found during restoration of medieval home in Brittany

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Rare reward poster for never recovered ‘Irish Crown Jewels’

20 September 2021

The so-called Irish Crown Jewels or State Jewels of Ireland, were created in 1831 for the Sovereign and Grand Master of the Order of St Patrick. The order was established as an Irish equivalent of the English order of the Garter and the Scottish Order of the Thistle.

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Sterlé’s rare birds soar in Sussex and Dublin

20 September 2021

Combining technical mastery with recurring motifs derived from nature, Pierre Sterlé’s (1905-1978) style is instantly recognisable.

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Dedicated sale of enamelled advertising signs in Paris

20 September 2021

Baron Ribeyre & Associés is holding a two-day auction at Drouot in Paris devoted to a collection of enamelled advertising signs from 1900-60.

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High view of Boulogne

20 September 2021

This 1930 view of Boulogne on a misty day was painted by Albert Marquet (1875-1947).

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Remembering the glyphic arts

13 September 2021

In addition to its uniqueness and connection to the past, a big attraction to owning a piece of ancient jewellery is that it can still be worn.

A hat worn by Napoleon

Hats off at Sotheby's to ‘Les Arts sous influence Napoléon’

13 September 2021

To mark the 200th anniversary of Napoleon’s death, Sotheby’s is holding an auction from September 15-22 in Paris titled Les Arts sous Influence: Napoléon.

Iznik tile

Take the Left Bank ceramics trail

13 September 2021

Covid halts foreign exhibitors but 14th edition of Paris Parcours will run with resident dealers

A vase fashioned as a cockatoo

Majolica mania at Paris gallery

13 September 2021

Galerie Vauclair, situated on the rue de Beaune, will be showcasing its current exhibition, 'Majolica Mania', during the Parcours de la Céramique.

Cy Twombly, Untitled 2007

Sotheby’s reveals consignment win via livestreamed video

10 September 2021

Sotheby’s chose to announce its winning of a prestigious consignment via a livestreamed video involving specialists across the US, Europe and Asia.

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British coins abroad as outstanding examples emerge in overseas sales

06 September 2021

Away from London, some exceptional coin sales coming up in Europe include a number of outstanding British issues.

Triceratops dinosaur skeleton

Largest triceratops skeleton ever discovered comes to auction in France

04 September 2021

The fossilised remains of 'Big John', the largest triceratops dinosaur ever discovered, will be offered by Paris auction house Binoche et Giquello next month.

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Rare and costly Ptolemaic prize discovered in Turin

30 August 2021

Estimated at €50,000 but sold for €405,000 (£346,275) in a sale held in Turin by was a 1482 edition of Ptolemy’s Cosmographia.

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Astronomical observation and royal connections lift European horology sales

30 August 2021

Regulators hold their own distinct appeal for collectors who like their aesthetic and are interested in their historic horological function as precision timepieces.

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The fun of the fair at Cologne auction

30 August 2021

Auction Team Breker is holding its first sale of the autumn season on September 24-25 in Cologne.

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Dealer Anthony Meyer celebrates stone fascination

23 August 2021

“I have always been interested in stone,” says dealer Anthony Meyer.

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