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National Gallery acquires two paintings via government tax scheme

09 August 2022

Two Italian pictures have joined the National Gallery’s collection via the government’s inheritance tax scheme.

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Pick of the week: Murder most foul but fascinating jug bid to 27-times estimate

08 August 2022

The murder of William Weare in the Hertfordshire village of Radlett in 1823 has been called the first trial by newspaper.

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Two extra fairs lined up for London 2023

08 August 2022

Two more London fairs are on the cards for next year.

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Cheers! Harold Knight portrait takes £46,000 at David Lay auction

08 August 2022

A combination of artist, sitter, date and quality ensured a compelling Newlyn school portrait caught the eye at David Lay’s latest auction in Penzance.

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Pilkingtons charger given as a wedding present is among five lots to watch this week

08 August 2022

With estimates from £150-8000, here are five previews of items coming up at auction.

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Previews: issue 2554

08 August 2022

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

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Michelin guide went supersize

08 August 2022

The first Michelin guide was published in 1900 by the eponymous tyre company.

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New international appointments at Bonhams and Heritage

08 August 2022

Bianca Cutait has joined Bonhams as a senior specialist for the Post-War & Contemporary art department, based in Miami (also with a focus on Latin America).

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Massachusetts collectables specialist JG joins the auction world

08 August 2022

Collectables firm JG Autographs has started to hold auctions, with the first running online until August 23.

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News in brief – including two Roman vases stolen in Surrey

08 August 2022

A round-up of art and antiques news from the previous seven days, including an appeal from police for information on two Roman vases stolen in Walton-on-Thames.

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Specialist Welsh sale on the rise partly due to more consignments from further afield

08 August 2022

Ben Rogers Jones was a happy man after the latest Welsh Sale at Rogers Jones (24/15% buyer’s premium) in Cardiff.

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Silversmiths who left Britain in search of fortune

08 August 2022

Sale tells a tale of the English and Scottish makers who headed out to India for work

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Frame and fortunate: a test case in Surrey sale

08 August 2022

Can an original frame make all the difference to price? A recent Surrey auction provided an interesting test.

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Second-highest Sir Kyffin at auction

08 August 2022

Works by Sir Kyffin Williams (1918-2006) generated a combined £221,640 at Rogers Jones’ latest Welsh Sale.

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Collector showed her great taste in gastronomic works

08 August 2022

Gastronomy-themed books spanning five centuries were offered in a London auction.

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Art Deco suite ‘went to sea’

08 August 2022

According to family history, an Art Deco four-piece suite offered by Mander (20% buyer’s premium) in Sudbury on July 9 has an ocean-going history.

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JK Rowling’s story that became Inventive and Action Packed

08 August 2022

Offering a copy of the second of JK Rowling’s famous tales to be published, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets of 1998, a lot that featured in a July 16 sale held by Rogers Jones (24% buyer’s premium) was certainly an unusual one.

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The web shop window: Italian polychrome table

08 August 2022

Thousands of items are available to buy from dealers online. Here we pick out one that caught our eye this week.

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Paperweight adds polish to a collection

08 August 2022

This unusual Grand Tour paperweight shown here is made from fragments of Roman mosaic, millefiori, spiral twist and reticelli glass.

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Agatha Christie makes plea to ‘Pop’ to promote her book

08 August 2022

Bid to £16,000 in a sale held by Duke’s (25% buyer’s premium) of Dorchester was a 1921 first of Agatha Christie’s The Mysterious House at Styles.

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