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Drinking the profits – a brief history of wine antiques

25 March 2019

Pouring wine at the table from a standardised machine-made bottle is a relatively new custom. For centuries before the Victorian era, wine was typically bought and stored in the barrel and decanted into bottles or jugs only before use at the table.

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Bidders with lots of bottle tops

25 March 2019

Whatever it may be, someone, somewhere will be avidly collecting it.

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Pedestal steps up to new level

25 March 2019

Dealer’s collection makes up first single-owner sale run by former Christie’s expert.

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Ancient market a ‘thriving niche’

25 March 2019

It was during a period of intense industrialisation that the 19th century pastoral tradition in British print making flourished.

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Glass and ceramics greats star in saleroom

25 March 2019

Iconic names in the worlds of glass and ceramics starred in Kingham & Orme’s (20% buyer’s premium) wide-ranging March 1 sale at Evesham.

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PREVIEW: Freiburg – Peege

25 March 2019

Through his numerous inventions, the Parisian craftsman Julien Leroy (1686-1759) is credited with revitalising the art of clock and watch making in the French capital and throughout the country.

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’Noble’ blind stamp fires bids for Old Master drawing

25 March 2019

The Old Master section of Dominic Winter’s sale on March 7 yielded multi-estimate sums for two works that were linked to major names in Renaissance and marine art.

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Pub slot machine finds new home

25 March 2019

Having stood in the George IV pub in Workington since the 19th century, a mahogany penny slot machine made its last public appearance at Cumbrian auction house Mitchells (20% buyer’s premium).

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WINE AND WHISKY: Raise a glass to a buoyant market

25 March 2019

In the wake of record auction prices – the first £1m bottle of whisky and a $500,000 bottle of wine – four auction specialists discuss the lively market for fine and rare wines and whisky. A potted history of wine-related antiques follows. First up: Richard Brierley of Forum Auctions and Sam Hellyer of Chiswick Auctions on the wine market.

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PREVIEW: Cologne - Auction Team Breker

25 March 2019

Contrary to popular opinion, the name of the Rock-Ola company of Chicago, which became famous for the production of distinctive jukeboxes, has no connection to rock ’n’ roll. It is in fact a fortuitous coincidence that the firm’s founder was actually called David Cullen Rockola.

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Buttons from French fairs head to auction

25 March 2019

Since she moved to France two decades ago Rebecca Lloyd Marlow has visited the country’s countless markets looking for antique buttons.

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Liquid gold ‘the smartest place to put your money’

25 March 2019

In the wake of record auction prices – the first £1m bottle of whisky and a $500,000 bottle of wine – four auction specialists discuss the lively market for fine and rare wines and whisky. Here, two whisky specialists outline the market trends: Graeme Maxwell of McTear's and Mark Littler, independent antiques and whisky broker.

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Affordable art: Three works priced under £2000 in regional auctions including a mixed media and collage on card by John Maxwell

25 March 2019

Three modestly valued works selling at regional sales under £2000, including a work by Scottish painter John Maxwell.

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PREVIEW: Ohio - Treadway Gallery

25 March 2019

European Art glass by Gallé, Daum and Lalique from a Los Angeles collection features in Treadway Gallery’s 20th Century Art and Design auction on April 7 in Cincinnati.

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PREVIEW: Auckland - Art and Object

25 March 2019

A collection of Antarctic books from the library of the author, explorer and historian Richard Reaney is to offered by Art and Object on April 11 in New Zealand.

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Bust stands proud in saleroom

25 March 2019

Early 20th century Italian sculpture attracts six-figure result in German auction house.

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Previews: £30,000 plus

25 March 2019

Our weekly selection from salerooms and dealerships.

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They said what!? The week in quotes from the art and antiques market including reactions to Heinz buying back its golden bean

24 March 2019

Find out what members of the art and antiques trade had to say this week about marathon auctions, master marketeers and much more.

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Top stories this week – including news of sales at TEFAF Maastricht 2019

24 March 2019

The most popular stories on this website over the last week included a report of early sales made at the flagship art and antiques fair TEFAF Maastricht 2019.

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Constable cloud studies inspire Lindy Guinness exhibition at London gallery Browse & Darby

23 March 2019

Paintings by Lindy Guinness reinterpreting the cloud studies of John Constable (1776-1837) go on show at Browse & Darby next week.

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