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A John Knibb clock dial and a bronze portrait of WB Yeats’ muse are among the five lots to watch at auction

30 November 2020

With estimates from £120-3000, here are five previews of upcoming items this week.

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Top stories this week – including news of a bidding battle at Sotheby’s for a Winston Churchill whisky painting

29 November 2020

The most popular stories on this website over the last week included news of a still life by Sir Winston Churchill (1874-1965) which included his tipple of choice, a bottle of Johnnie Walker Black Label, selling at Sotheby’s.

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Virtual fairs and digital listings help Portobello Road traders attract shoppers

28 November 2020

During lockdown traders of art and antiques around Portobello Road had been forced to close alongside all non-essential retail in England.

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‘Kyng James’ hawking ring found by a metal detectorist stars in our latest pick of five auction highlights

27 November 2020

ATG’s weekly selection of items that caught bidders’ eyes includes an early 17th century silver hawking ring found by a metal detectorist in West Sussex that sold for over three-times estimate.

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New faces and new offices at auction houses across the UK – the latest hires in the art and antiques world

26 November 2020

The latest Movers & Shakers news including at Phillips, Rogers Jones and for a furniture dealer.

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Memorabilia reveals role of the brave British female pilots of the Second World War

25 November 2020

A medal and other items relating to members of a pioneering group of female pilots who flew in the Second World War is coming up at two auctions.

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Plea to help find missing Darwin notebooks

24 November 2020

Cambridge University Library has launched a public appeal for help to locate two missing notebooks from its archive – including one with Charles Darwin’s famous 1837 ‘Tree of Life’ sketch.

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Fine Arts Paris goes digital for autumn

24 November 2020

Like many fairs this year, because of the Covid-19 crisis, Fine Arts Paris, which was due to be staged at the Palais Brongniart in the French capital in late November, has changed from a physical event to an online platform showcasing exhibitors’ works.

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Martinware theft: Ealing bird found

23 November 2020

A missing Martinware bird has been recovered more than 15 years after it was stolen from Southall Library in Ealing, west London.

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Gold stater of king Caratacus sets auction record for a British Iron Age coin

23 November 2020

David Sear, author of Roman Coins and their Values, called it “among the most exciting numismatic discoveries of the 21st century, if not of all time”.

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Pick of the week: Florence sparkles in Castrucci’s stunning stone carving

23 November 2020

In 1592, the Florentine stone carver Cosimo Castrucci (fl.1576-1602) was called to the imperial court in Prague by Rudolph II.

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A jester teddy and a sketch of Lord Nelson are among the nine lots to watch at auction

23 November 2020

With estimates from £40-12,000 here are nine previews of upcoming items this week.

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Asian art preview: Extended sale, extensive collections on offer

23 November 2020

The auctioneers at Nagel in Stuttgart will have their work cut out at the upcoming sale of Asian art.

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Lalique shines as period pieces impress

23 November 2020

A Lalique glass, enamel and diamond bracelet, brooch and earring suite was sold at Lyon & Turnbull (25% buyer’s premium) for the first time since it was bought by the Edwardian heiress Florence Evelyn St George (1870-1936).

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Great example of Grand Tour glyphic art sells for over 40-times estimate at Sworders

23 November 2020

Exceptional examples of the glyphic arts – the apotheosis of jewellery collecting during the Grand Tour era – are rising high in the saleroom once more.

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‘Artist jeweller’ Donald very much back in vogue

23 November 2020

Two private collections of the work of John Donald (b.1928) enjoyed a clean sweep at auctions in recent weeks.

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Table lamp made of synthetic material lights up auction

23 November 2020

Ottoman bead carvers in Istanbul – makers of the garlands of beads known as tesbih and komboloi – were swift to appreciate the potential of Bakelite in c.1910.

Pioneering Arabic printing and a kind of magic in Edinburgh sale

23 November 2020

Edinburgh auction offered 1592 book from first European press dedicated to such a typeface.

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Special sale promotion launched at Kensington Church Street antiques dealership

23 November 2020

Furniture specialist puts on selected sale to drive interest during lockdown.

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Bid Barometer: issue 2469

23 November 2020

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

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