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Vietnamese focus at UK sales

02 January 2023

Vietnamese buyers have sent the best works of art from the Le (1428-1789) and Nguyen (1802-1945) dynasties to unchartered territory in recent years.

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Hiroshige took a stand for the vertical format

02 January 2023

The Rokujuyoshu Meisho Zue (Famous Views of the Sixty-odd Provinces) series was the last great landscape work created by Japanese ukiyo-e artist Utagawa Hiroshige (1797-1858).

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Historic Pathé Frères films reeled in at auction

02 January 2023

A treasure trove for film aficionados was one of the highlights at Auction Team Breker (24.8% buyer’s premium) on November 5.

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Provenance is key to cong result

02 January 2023

Neolithic jade congs – the inspiration for many pieces of Qing and later porcelain – are probably some of the most intriguing objects from ancient Chinese culture.

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Top stories of 2022 – including news of a Louis Vuitton trunk discovered in an attic

30 December 2022

The most-read articles on this website over 2022 included stories about a rediscovered Louis Vuitton trunk, a piercing portrait drawing and a silver flask being withdrawn from auction.

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Five top artworks sold at auctions outside London this year

28 December 2022

The top lots sold at regional salerooms in 2022 included a number of works by leading Modern British artists. Here we pick out five of the best results which were covered in ATG.

George I walnut desk

George I walnut ‘combination’ furniture stars in our pick of five auction highlights

23 December 2022

ATG’s weekly selection of items that caught bidders’ eyes includes a rare piece of furniture combining a desk and chest of drawers that made over six times estimate in Dublin.

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Christmas museum in Korea buys Jingle Bells sheet music at Wiltshire auction

22 December 2022

A 19th century printing of the sheet music to the famous Christmas song 'Jingle Bells' sold at a Devizes auction for £15,000.

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Auction record for Meissen vases

21 December 2022

A new record for a pair of Meissen porcelain vases was set by a previously unrecorded example offered at Bonhams.

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Christie’s trumps Sotheby’s in art and luxury sales in 2022

20 December 2022

The top auction houses announced their full year sales results revealing that Christie’s is back on top.

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Brotherly love: Jacobean double portrait attracts interest in Newbury auction

19 December 2022

An unusual subject and composition helped propel interest in a Jacobean double portrait of two young brothers at Dreweatts’ latest Old Master, British and European Art sale.

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Piper and Bawden murals to the manor borne: Rothschild Foundation buys artworks for National Trust's Waddesdon

19 December 2022

Two large-scale murals by leading Modern British artists have been purchased by The Rothschild Foundation from dealer Liss Llewellyn.

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Four Derby winners reunited after museum’s auction success

19 December 2022

A set of four miniature oil paintings depicting Derby-winning racehorses belonging to John Bowes (1811-85), co-founder of The Bowes Museum, has been reunited after being bought at auction.

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Vectis Auctions launches new departments

19 December 2022

Vectis Auctions is expanding into new categories and has added three new departments.

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Constable’s tree sketch triples estimate at auction

19 December 2022

A small drawing by John Constable of a tree in his birthplace of East Bergholt sold for a triple-estimate £31,000 (plus 22% buyer’s premium).

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An artist’s Christmas card and an advent calendar by Andy Warhol are among five Christmassy items this season

19 December 2022

Christmas is coming and here are some art, antiques and collectables to bring on that festive feeling.

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Ithell Colquhoun clinches a huge price

19 December 2022

Female artist at centre of early British Surrealism scene now fetches sizeable sums

ATG letter: Antiques VAT mess is on top of ‘increasingly poor security’

19 December 2022

Re my letter: ‘Why does eBay charge incorrect import VAT?’ Letters, ATG No 2560). Just so you know, I never heard back from eBay, plus it seems they continue to charge the wrong 20% duty on most if not all antique items being sent into the UK.

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Bumper selection of fourteen Bombergs offered

19 December 2022

One of the most eyecatching consignments of Modern British art outside London was a private collection of 14 paintings by David Bomberg (1890-1957).

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Viennese box boasts all-round benefits

19 December 2022

Comprehensive sewing kit, playing cards, mirror and pocketknife are among the attractions at Warwick sale

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