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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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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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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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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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Picasso the man of the hour

17 May 2021

A rare watch worn by Pablo Picasso will feature as one of the attractions in the Luxury Watch sale to be held by Bonhams in Paris on May 20.

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Masterful Limoges plaque emerges in Paris auction

17 May 2021

The highlight of a sale of paintings, furniture and works of art staged at Drouot by Coutau-Bégarie on May 28 will be this early 16th century Limoges enamel plaque painted with a scene from Virgil’s Aeneid.

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Sculpture in the Paris spotlight as record set for Pompon

17 May 2021

François Pompon auction record leads a look at four stand-out results achieved in the French capital

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Five pounds now valued at €700,000 plus

17 May 2021

Among the coins being offered for sale by the specialist numismatic auction firm MDC Monaco on June 12 is this exceptionally rare Australian gold five pounds coin.

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Henry Moore sculpture design features among Bismuth collection

17 May 2021

Beaussant-Lefèvre is holding a series of sales on May 28 at the Drouot auction centre. Among them is an auction of Old Master and Modern paintings and antique furniture assembled by the collector James Bismuth (1931-2020) offered for sale by his descendants.

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French and Irish events to reopen as indoor fairs in England resume next week

10 May 2021

The restrictions operating during the latest lockdowns are continuing to ease in countries including France and the Republic of Ireland.

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Dining set is an open and shut case

10 May 2021

Set of table and six chairs by the Danish designer Verner Panton designed in 1971 for Fritz Hansen is on offer at the Drouot in Paris.

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Christie's auction has a female focus

10 May 2021

On June 16 Christie’s Paris is holding a sale devoted to female artists.

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Archaistic vase at Paris auction

10 May 2021

Guantype archaistic vase, seal mark and period of Yongzheng comes up at Paris auction.

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Bonhams moves Greek art sale from London to Paris

03 May 2021

Bonhams has moved its annual Greek art auction to France from London following Brexit.

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Tibetan Buddha emerges at Christie’s Paris

03 May 2021

A number of Paris salerooms will be holding dedicated auctions of Asian Arts in June.

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Primroses, apples and porcelain

03 May 2021

A highlight of the Asian Art sale at Tajan will be this still-life of a pot of primroses, apples and porcelain by Chinese artist Pan Yu Liang (1895-1977).

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Russian ambassador’s Japanese swords

03 May 2021

On May 18 Paris auction firm Tessier Sarrou is selling the first part of a collection of Japanese swords.

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Magnelli makes explosive impact

26 April 2021

In 1918 in Florence the Italian artist Alberto Magnelli (1888-1971) produced a series of paintings, Explosions Lyriques, exploring the conflict between Abstraction and Figuration.

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Multi-discipline Drouot delights

26 April 2021

Paris auction hub best-sellers from March range across variety of collecting fields and eras.