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Qing altar stand heads back home to China

15 April 2019

The boom in all things Chinese does occasionally make one marvel as to how and why some material finished up in the West.

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Victorian photograph of the moon sells in an Irish auction

15 April 2019

A label to this 21 x 16½in (53 x 42cm) print reads 'Photograph of the Moon, taken by Prof Henry Draper, MD, with a silvered glass Telescope, Fifteen and a Half Inches Aperture, Hastings NY September 3rd 1863'.

British and Irish book auctions: April 16-27, 2019

15 April 2019

ATG’s calendar of book auctions taking place in the UK and Ireland from April 16-27, 2019.

British and Irish book auctions: April 9-18, 2019

08 April 2019

ATG’s calendar of book auctions taking place in the UK and Ireland from April 9-18, 2019.

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Historicism reigns at Minton and Meissen

18 March 2019

A massive 3ft (92cm) high majolica urn – a riot of grotesque masks, mythical figures and other motifs drawn from Renaissance sources – combining the talents of two key figures in the history of the Minton factory was included in Fonsie Mealy’s (20% buyer’s premium) sale on March 5.

British and Irish book auctions: March 19-30, 2019

18 March 2019

ATG’s calendar of book auctions taking place in the UK and Ireland from March 19-30, 2019.

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Pick of the week: Sumptuous marquetry table cabinet makes its mark at Fonsie Mealy auction

11 March 2019

Although catalogued as 18th century, this marquetry table cabinet – sold for a multi-estimate sum in Ireland last week – is more probably late 16th or early 17th century.

British and Irish book auctions: March 12-23, 2019

11 March 2019

ATG’s calendar of book auctions taking place in the UK and Ireland from March 12-23, 2019.

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What lots caught bidders’ eyes in the last week? Five auction highlights including a silver spoon from 1528 that drew spectacular bidding

08 March 2019

ATG’s selection of hammer highlights over the past week include a Henry VIII apostle spoon making ten times estimate at an auction in Leicestershire, and a huge Minton majolica urn bringing similar levels of competition in Ireland.

British and Irish book auctions: March 5-16, 2019

04 March 2019

ATG’s calendar of book auctions taking place in the UK and Ireland from March 5-16, 2019.

British and Irish book auctions: February 26-March 9, 2019

25 February 2019

ATG’s calendar of book auctions taking place in the UK and Ireland from February 26-March 9, 2019.

British and Irish book auctions: February 19-March 3, 2019

18 February 2019

ATG’s calendar of book auctions taking place in the UK and Ireland from February 19-March 3, 2019.

British and Irish book auctions: February 12-21, 2019

11 February 2019

ATG’s calendar of book auctions taking place in the UK and Ireland from February 12-21, 2019.

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The ‘new’ market appeal of the tiara

11 February 2019

Deemed a little ostentatious in some circles, tiaras have enjoyed a surge in popularity in recent years, particularly in Russia and the Baltic states where jeans and a diamond fascinator are de rigueur at informal high-society events.

British and Irish book auctions: February 5-14, 2019

04 February 2019

ATG’s calendar of book auctions taking place in the UK and Ireland from February 5-14, 2019.

British and Irish book auctions: January 29-February 9, 2019

28 January 2019

ATG’s calendar of book auctions taking place in the UK and Ireland from January 29-February 9, 2019.

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Totals remain steady in the UK regions – ATG's review of the auction market for 2018

21 January 2019

Salisbury saleroom Woolley & Wallis regained top spot in the UK regional auction market for 2018, while the investment at Chiswick Auctions has begun to bear fruit. These were just two of the findings in ATG's annual review of the hammer totals and trends at some of the leading salerooms in the UK and Ireland.

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Eight auction highlights from 2018 in the UK and Ireland

21 January 2019

A selection of eight top items sold at regional salerooms who reported hammer totals for ATG's annual round-up of the auction market for 2018.

British and Irish book auctions: January 22-February 1, 2019

21 January 2019

ATG’s calendar of book auctions taking place in the UK and Ireland from January 22-February 1, 2019.

British and Irish book auctions: January 15-31, 2019

14 January 2019

ATG’s calendar of book auctions taking place in the UK and Ireland from January 15-31, 2019.