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Battersea fair

Battersea decorative fair returns this autumn

12 June 2021

The Decorative Antiques & Textiles Fair is returning to its home in Battersea Park this autumn.

Ibibio mask (idiok ekpo)

Top-selling Nigerian mask stars in our pick of five auction highlights sold this week

11 June 2021

ATG’s weekly selection of items that caught bidders’ eyes includes a rare Ibibio mask from the Niger Delta that made over 35-times estimate in Salisbury.

Phyllis Kao

New hires and promotions at Hansons, Dawsons and Bonhams

10 June 2021

Among this week’s latest Movers & Shakers are a group of hires at Bonhams in Hong Kong and New York.

Old Master interior picture

Two Dutch Old Master pictures recovered by the Monuments Men and eventually restituted to Jewish businessman’s heirs come to auction

09 June 2021

Old Master pictures from the Dutch ‘Golden Age’ will be offered as part of Christie’s Classic Week of sales in July.

Chronicle of Fortingall

Sixteenth century Scottish Highlands manuscript bought by Edinburgh museum

08 June 2021

A 16th century manuscript has been bought by The National Libraries of Scotland at auction.

Arundel Castle

Reward offered for return of stolen treasures from Arundel Castle

08 June 2021

Insurers acting for the owners of Arundel Castle have offered a substantial reward for the safe return of all or part of the collection of items stolen on the night of May 21.

Constable watercolour

‘Elegy’ from 1836 reveals original John Constable watercolours

07 June 2021

Discovered lying unrecognised on a bookcase in a Sussex cottage, a unique edition of Thomas Gray’s Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard will be offered at Gorringe’s this month with a £100,000-150,000 estimate.

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Ming dish sets house record in Copenhagen auction

07 June 2021

Copenhagen auction house Bruun Rasmussen achieved a house record with the sale of an early Ming porcelain dish.

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Petworth fair: 'People are absolutely gagging to take part'

07 June 2021

Dealers eager to attend Petworth event say online is fine but they miss contact with the public

First World War Kitchener image

Pick of the week: The Kitchener call to arms that inspired a classic poster design

07 June 2021

The stern face, luxurious moustache and pointing finger are instantly familiar – but the message below Kitchener’s intense gaze not so.

Medals

Battle of Britain medal groups hit six figures

07 June 2021

Two impressive Battle of Britain medal groups offered a day apart at separate auctions both took six-figure sums.

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Royal Worcester vases and a Victorian silver jug are among five lots to watch at auction this week

07 June 2021

With estimates from £300-60,000 here are five previews of upcoming items this week.

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Essex sale provides latest market test for Company School ornithological paintings

07 June 2021

Interest in the exquisitely detailed ornithological paintings produced by Indian artists from the late 18th to the mid-19th centuries has grown significantly over the last few decades.

Elegies from the Castle of Duino

Bid Barometer: issue 2496

07 June 2021

ATG’s pick of auction lots bought by internet bidders on thesaleroom.com, including both the highest prices over estimate and the top prices paid online.

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In the footsteps of Cedric Morris

07 June 2021

The 466-lot sale of the Sally Hunter and Ian Posgate collection at Sworders was a marathon event – taking over 10 hours in all.

Cigarette case

Present from Thai king to King of Rock ‘n’ Roll

07 June 2021

A combination cigarette case and lighter given to Elvis Presley by the king of Thailand sold for six times its top estimate.

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Sumptuous Sèvres in UK salerooms

07 June 2021

Range of Sèvres highlights from ancien regime to the empire periods sold in UK auctions

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Limoges plaque bidder hell bent on a purchase

07 June 2021

Sixteenth century Limoges work depicts underworld scene from Virgil’s The Aeneid

Howard chairs

News In Brief – including news of works from Lorfords in Tetbury offered at Bonhams

07 June 2021

A round-up of art and antiques news from the previous seven days, including news of a Bonhams auction of items from dealers Lorfords in Tetbury.

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Breakfast service fit for royal visitors makes 10-times estimate in Edinburgh sale

07 June 2021

This huge porcelain breakfast service was made to welcome Queen Victoria and Prince Albert on their first visit to Scotland in 1842.

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