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Top stories this week – including the news of the sale of a massive taxidermy moose

28 November 2021

The most popular stories on this website over the last week included news of a 4ft 2in (50cm) wide antler spread on a massive taxidermy moose that sold at auction.

'The Colour Room'

Clarice Cliff comes to the big (and small) screen

27 November 2021

A film of artist potter Clarice Cliff’s (1899-1972) early life is now at cinemas and available via streaming services.

Japanese porcelain elephant

Japanese porcelain elephant stars in our pick of five auction highlights

26 November 2021

ATG’s weekly selection of items that caught bidders’ eyes includes an early Japanese porcelain elephant form koro from c.1700 that made 12-times estimate at Woolley & Wallis.

'The Auction' LS Lowry

Life Imitates Art: Lowry's 'The Auction' sells at £2.1m

25 November 2021

LS Lowry’s 'The Auction' was knocked down at £2.1m (£2.6m with buyer’s premium and fees) at Sotheby’s against an estimate of £1.2m-1.8m.

Portobello Road Market

Portobello Road Market goes permanently car free

24 November 2021

Kensington and Chelsea Council has introduced permanent measures for the street in Notting Hill.

Cheffins

Auctions give a boost to the latest retail sales figures

23 November 2021

Rising sales of second-hand goods are helping to boost the UK's economy.

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Agnews offers rediscovered Dürer drawing bought for $30 four years ago

22 November 2021

This unpublished drawing by Albrecht Dürer (1471-1528) is being offered by art dealership Agnews as part of London Art Week (LAW).

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Record price for an IKEA item... made before its flat-pack fame

22 November 2021

A world away from the flat-pack furniture so familiar today, a Mid-century armchair has sold for what is believed to be a record price for IKEA.

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Private collections prominent in flagship New York sales

22 November 2021

Two big-name sources – the Cox collection and the Macklowe collection – lead the way as Modern and Contemporary art market shows recovery from pandemic impact

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Pick of the week: The Ottoman view of the world

22 November 2021

A copy of the first folio atlas ever printed in the Islamic world has sold for £69,000 (plus 25% buyer’s premium) – the highlight of the first day of Dreweatts’ sale titled Weston Hall and the Sitwells: A Family Legacy.

'Only Fools & Horses' van

An Only Fools & Horses van and an Arts & Crafts wall clock are among five lots to watch

22 November 2021

With estimates from £80-20,000, here are five previews of upcoming items this week.

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Original jewellery designs reflecting Glasgow style occupy a distinct market niche

22 November 2021

Few lots in the Design since 1860 sale held by Lyon & Turnbull in Edinburgh were more admired than a series of Art Nouveau pencil and watercolour jewellery drawings by Frances Macdonald McNair (1873-1921).

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Bid Barometer: issue 2519

22 November 2021

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

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Is there anything he didn’t do?

22 November 2021

Library on offer at Forum auction in London was based on works collected by a man whose roles ranged from alchemist to diplomat

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Sword soars to £8200 at Dawsons

22 November 2021

Estimated at £200-300, this kaskara sold for £8200 at Dawsons (23% buyer’s premium) in Maidenhead on October 28.

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Domenico Gnoli painting stars in single-lot sale at Millon

22 November 2021

On December 2, as part of its So Unique series launched in April, Millon holding a single-lot sale in Paris of a painting by the Italian artist Domenico Gnoli (1933-70) which has been in a private collection for over 45 years.

Dealer Nelson-Griffiths sets auction dates

22 November 2021

In ATG No 2502 we mentioned silver dealer Mark Nelson-Griffiths, who stands at a number of fairs countrywide including the Peterborough Festival of Antiques, Lomax Fairs in Southwold, IACF Alexandra Palace and Aztec Events at the Norfolk Showground.

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For he’s a holly good festive show fellow

22 November 2021

A dab hand at Christmas shows, Andrew Singleton of Suffolk House Antiques in Yoxford has held one annually for over 25 years.

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Moose not on the loose

22 November 2021

Leering 4ft 7in (1.4m) out from the saleroom wall and with a 4ft 2in (50cm) antlers spread, a massive taxidermy moose head and shoulders was the major trophy at the best-yet biannual Country and Sporting sale at Mitchells (22% buyer’s premium).

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Sleek Printz designs from Casablanca villa up for auction

22 November 2021

A group of sleek Deco furnishings designed in the 1930s by Eugène Printz (1879-1948) for a villa in Casablanca went under the hammer at Briscadieu (23% buyer’s premium inc VAT) in Bordeaux.

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