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Iron jizai okimono of a hawk

Outstanding iron model of a hawk stars in our pick of six auction highlights sold this week

30 July 2021

ATG’s weekly selection of items that caught bidders’ eyes includes a rare jizai okimono of a hawk that sold above estimate in Salisbury.

‘Ynys Mon’ by Sir Kyffin Williams

Record for Kyffin Williams as buyer’s childhood memories of Anglesey village prompt £62,000 bid at Rogers Jones auction

29 July 2021

Welsh auction house Rogers Jones has broken its own record for a work by Sir Kyffin Williams (1918-2006).

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Bracelet worn by Princess Margaret in Cecil Beaton photo comes to auction in London

29 July 2021

An Art Deco cultured pearl and diamond bracelet owned by Princess Margaret and worn for her 19th birthday photograph taken by Cecil Beaton in 1949 is coming up at auction.

Steve Sly and Charles Wallrock

New faces at art and antiques businesses as online platform 2Covet expands

28 July 2021

This week’s Movers & Shakers includes a group of new hires at online dealer platform 2Covet.

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British antiques restorer arrested and investigated in US court case

27 July 2021

The Manhattan district attorney’s office is investigating a multi-million-pound Asian antiquities ‘trafficking ring’ and has arrested a British antiques restorer as part of the case.

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Poynter panels reunited after selling at Christie's and through dealer Rupert Maas

26 July 2021

Separated for over a century, a trio of small panels by Sir Edward John Poynter (1836-1919) have been reunited thanks to a dealer, an auction and two Australian Victorian art collectors.

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Queen Victoria’s bracelet joins coronet – with Butler’s help

26 July 2021

Humphrey Butler has announced the rediscovery of a bracelet from the famed suite of sapphire and diamond jewels made for a young Queen Victoria.

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French candelabra shine out at summer auction in Yorkshire

26 July 2021

Leading the Summer Fine Sale at Tennants in Leyburn was this pair of French ormolu-mounted, white marble and porphyry candelabra.

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Pick of the week: At least they didn’t have to deal with VAR…

26 July 2021

One of only two known copies of the first edition of the rules of football printed by the world’s first football club came to auction at Sotheby’s on July 21.

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Hu knew? Yongzheng vase takes over 700-times estimate in Irish auction

26 July 2021

Bidders deem Yongzheng Guan ware to be of the period as estimate is demolished

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A Lawrence of Arabia poster and a sketch of Lucian Freud by his daughter are among five lots to watch

26 July 2021

With estimates from £150-30,000, here are five previews of upcoming items this week.

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Staycations are boosting local antiques centres

26 July 2021

Uncertainty still affects fairs but antiques centres are benefiting from extra visitors

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French sales bouncing back after Covid impact

26 July 2021

Sales figures or 'bilan' for the first half of this year have been released by some auction firms in France.

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Ethel Walker portrait is much-admired at Essex auction

26 July 2021

A high price for Scottish painter Ethel Walker (1861-1951) came at Sworders’ (25% buyer’s premium) sale of the Sally Hunter and Ian Posgate collection.

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Chinese table topper from private Scottish collection sells 70-times over estimate in Glasgow

26 July 2021

A private Scottish collection was the source of the-top selling lot at McTear’s (24% buyer’s premium) in Glasgow on July 2.

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Vase bought at Sotheby’s Seligman sale reappears in Bath auction

26 July 2021

This small Transitional porcelain vase came for sale at Gardiner Houlgate (22% buyer’s premium) in Corsham, Bath, on July 1.

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Camille Corot marsh scene offered in Cannes

26 July 2021

Besch Cannes Auction is holding a sale series in Cannes from August 13-16.

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Auction previews: issue 2503

26 July 2021

A selection of 16 upcoming lots from auctions taking place around the UK

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Peach of a lot consigned in a plastic bag attracts 100 bids

26 July 2021

Very much to current collecting taste is the 6½in (16.5cm) ‘peach bloom’ saucer dish shown here, offered by Batemans (20% buyer’s premium) on July 3.

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Vietnamese paintings on silk come to auction in Nimes

26 July 2021

These two small paintings on silk are by the Vietnamese artist Mai Trung Thu.

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