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Old Master dealer Colnaghi and interior designer Chahan Minassian team up for Venice ‘Grand Tour’ home

22 May 2019

Colnaghi, which runs galleries in London and New York, has opened an exhibition at a 9th century Benedictine Abbey called Abbazia di San Gregorio in Venice.

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Christie’s voluntarily returns group of eight looted antiquities to Italy

15 February 2019

A group of eight antiquities that was consigned to Christie’s has been returned to Italy after the works were identified as not having the necessary export and provenance details to be sold.

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Rare manuscripts stolen from London auction house recovered in Italy

11 February 2019

A group of illuminated manuscripts valued at £100,000 that were stolen from a London auction house in 2016 have been recovered in Italy.

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Continental call to arms

28 January 2019

Two suits of armour that emerged in recent auctions at Continental salerooms.

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11th century Portolan chart of Europe and beyond to be offered in Milan

07 January 2019

A rare 11th century Portolan chart on vellum will be offered by the Il Ponte auction house in a sale of books and manuscripts in Milan on January 22.

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Luminaries of Italian mid-century design

26 November 2018

Italy, like many European countries whose economies were ravaged during the war, had to face the challenge of picking itself up and starting afresh once hostilities were over.

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Etruscan bronze returned to Italy 30 years after disappearance

17 October 2018

An Etruscan bronze lar statuette has been repatriated to Italy after more than 30 years with the help of the Art Loss Register.

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Roman gold coin hoard uncovered in Italy

06 October 2018

Workers charged with the demolition of the former Cressoni Theater in Como, Lombardy have unearthed a hoard of 5th century Roman gold coins.

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Italy’s decision to cancel export licence “undermines trust”, says dealer

03 September 2018

An art dealership that sold a portrait of Napoleon’s brother-in-law to The Frick Collection in New York has strongly criticised Italy’s decision to retrospectively rescind its export licence.

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’Giotto’ export an issue for Italy says High Court

06 August 2018

The owner of a rediscovered painting attributed to Giotto has lost a High Court battle over its export from the EU.

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Art dealer in court over export of Giotto painting

29 June 2018

A London art dealer is in a high court battle with the Arts Council over the export of a Giotto di Bondone painting valued at £10m.

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Rediscovered Canova ‘self-portrait’ of Giorgione which tricked art experts goes on offer in London for nearly £1m

14 June 2018

A painting at the centre of a legendary art world hoax has been rediscovered after hundreds of years.

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Pietro Liberi's Allegory of Spring unveiled in Rome auction

14 May 2018

This Allegory of Spring by the 17th century Italian artist Pietro Liberi (Padua 1605-Venice 1687) is one of the works in the May 21 auction of Old Master paintings and furnishings that opens Babuino’s next auction series in Rome.

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Vatican buildings book sells in Rome

12 March 2018

One highlight of a February 20 sale held in Italy was the handsome, armorially bound 1694 first edition of the Swiss born architect Carlo Fontana’s Templum Vaticanum.

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French gallery focuses on the Italians who painted in Paris

12 March 2018

Paris was an important destination for artists in the 19th and 20th centuries and the city gathered in creatives from all across Europe.

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Art dealer and curator investigated over Modigliani paintings deemed fakes

12 January 2018

An art dealer is among those under investigation over a collection of Amadeo Modigliani paintings which have been denounced as fakes.

Italy reaches compromise on export regulations

02 October 2017

Italy has approved new laws relaxing the country’s art export regulations.

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Q&A with Florence 'Biennale' exhibitor Jorge Coll, CEO of Colnaghi

11 September 2017

Among the London art dealers who are off to Florence for the 30th edition of the city’s Biennale this month is Colnaghi. ATG canvassed the opinion of the firm’s CEO, Jorge Coll.

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Dealers gather in Italy for 30th staging of the Florence Biennale art and antiques fair

11 September 2017

While Paris has changed its 'Biennale' to run every year, the equally venerable Florence 'Biennale', (the 'Biennale Internationale dell Antiquariato di Firenze – BIAF') retains a traditional format running in alternate years.