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The wow factor: remainder of remarkable Getty collection comes up in New York

15 January 2024

Stair Galleries in Hudson, New York, will sell the remainder of the remarkable Ann and Gordon Getty collection in two forthcoming sales.

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Fresh start for Master Drawings New York fair

15 January 2024

This month Master Drawings New York (MDNY) has its first run under new ownership.

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Moon flask shone ‘in Brighton Pavilion’

15 January 2024

On January 30, as part of Old Masters Week, Sotheby’s New York conducts a sale titled The Pleasure of Objects: The Ian & Carolina Irving Collection.

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Famous framemaker's stock offered without reserve auction

15 January 2024

On January 28 in Sarasota, Florida, Helmuth Stone Gallery will conduct a sale of antique picture frames from the Eli Wilner Frame Gallery.

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Dealer news in brief including honours for medieval specialist

13 January 2024

The latest round up of dealer news includes honours awarded to the founder of Les Enluminures, the return of the US Ephemera Fair and a robust sales sheet for a Modern British art dealer.

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Rediscovered Spanish drawing among the highlights at MDNY

12 January 2024

A 16th century drawing would have been brought to "full technicolor" by women makers.

Gemma Sudlow at Hindman

Chicago auction house Hindman merges with Philadelphia-based Freeman’s

10 January 2024

Chicago auction house Hindman has announced a merger with Philadelphia-based Freeman’s and the opening of a saleroom in Manhattan’s Upper East Side.

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Ephemera reveals Freddie Mercury’s band before Queen

08 January 2024

Freddie Mercury mania in 2023 was not confined to Sotheby’s in London.

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Virginia as the garden of Eden

08 January 2024

In 1585 English colonists Thomas Hariot and John White recorded their first impressions of life on Roanoke Island in present-day North Carolina.

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‘What to the slave is your 4th of July?’

08 January 2024

Printing of abolitionist Douglass’ famous speech on a ‘rich inheritance’ not shared takes nearly $70,000

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Long-standing New York Winter Show marks a milestone

08 January 2024

One of the first big fairs of the year for British dealers takes place across the pond in New York at The Winter Show.

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Howzat for a marble sculpture thought to be one of the first depictions of a cricketer

02 January 2024

A white marble sculpture of a young man holding what appears to be a cricket ball flew away from its estimate to bring $30,000 (£23,700) at Andrew Jones (25% buyer’s premium).

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Komai casket demonstrates Meiji metalwork at its very best

02 January 2024

The Komai family of sword makers and armourers were among the many Japanese metalworkers courting a new clientele during the Meiji period (1868-1912).

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Micromosaic plaque with maximum decorative effect

02 January 2024

Estimated at $2500-3500, this micromosaic plaque depicting the Rape of Europa hammered for $13,000 (£10,300).

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Ambrose Gardner signs in at auction

02 January 2024

Very few English Golden Age clocks signed by Ambrose Gardner are recorded.

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Items collected by renowned dealer Ernest Brummer take high prices

02 January 2024

Antiquities from the collection of famed works of art dealer Ernest Brummer (1891-1964) sold for a combined total of over $2m at Hindman (26/20/15% buyer’s premium) in Chicago.

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Boilly link? That'll do the trick

01 January 2024

A lot in a recent Andrew Jones (25% buyer’s premium) auction that will doubtless merit further research was an early 19th century French self-portrait.

English table clock signed for Ambrose Gardner

English table clock stars in our pick of five auction highlights

15 December 2023

ATG’s weekly selection of items that caught bidders’ eyes includes an extremely rare ebony veneered English table clock signed for Ambrose Gardner that more than doubled its estimate at auction.

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Malczewski: Polish painter with a strong sense of self

11 December 2023

Trained at the Krakow School of Fine Arts as well as the Paris École des Beaux Arts, Jacek Malczewski (1854-1929) is credited for the rise in popularity of symbolism in late 19th and early 20th-century Poland.

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Discover the story of the Japanese Antarctic Expedition

11 December 2023

Few people can profess to know more about the 1910-12 Japanese Antarctic Expedition than the Arizona book dealer Chet Ross.

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