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Obituary: David William Stoddart (1956-2019)

09 December 2019

David William Stoddart, trading as Black Ink Prints, passed away suddenly on November 20 aged 62. Much loved and sadly missed.

News In Brief – including Napoleon’s boots selling at auction

09 December 2019

A round-up of art and antiques news from the previous seven days, including the sale of leather riding boots owned by Napoleon at a Paris auction.

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Bus toys take the saleroom route

09 December 2019

Part toy, part biscuit tin, the crossover appeal of a 1929 Huntley & Palmers product helped it to star at Hansons’ (20% buyer’s premium) five-day 2100-lot marathon antiques and collectors sale.

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Rare offering of fountain pens draws bidders in Cornwall

09 December 2019

In a large collection of fountain pens offered at Cornish auction house Barbara Kirk (15% buyer’s premium) most well-known makers were represented, but among the rarer ones were no fewer than 19 by the Italian manufacturer Omas.

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United nations of Lyon & Turnbull

09 December 2019

A central Edinburgh location, men wearing tartan trousers and kilts and a bagpiper greeting guests: three ingredients suggesting that Lyon & Turnbull has hosted the most Scottish of parties to celebrate 20 years since its renaissance as an auction house.

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Robert Bevan's horse-drawn cab painting hailed by bidders at London's Mod Brit series

09 December 2019

A Post-Impressionist painting of a horse-drawn hansom cab by Robert Bevan (1865-1925) was one of the headline lots at the Modern British art sales in London.

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Affordable art: Three works sold for under £2250 including a John Piper church screen print

09 December 2019

Three modestly valued works selling at regional sales including a John Piper church screen print.

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Album displays Bristol’s brightest minds

09 December 2019

Watercolour collection sold at auction represents a ‘who’s who’ of the city in the 1830s

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Hammett hammers at joint record price

09 December 2019

A fine-looking copy of the 1931, US first of The Glass Key by Dashiell Hammett sold right on the low estimate at $60,000 (£46,875) at Christie’s New York (25/20/13.5% buyer’s premium) to match a previous auction high.

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Norse legend makes a watercolour wonder

09 December 2019

An early watercolour by Isabel Codrington (1874-1943) depicts the Norse legend of the goddess Iduna and King Thiassi, who disguised himself as an eagle to kidnap her.

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Obituary: David Secrett

09 December 2019

David Secrett began his working life apprenticed to a church organ-builder. After a spell as an RAF instrument-fitter and Russian linguist, he returned to organ-building and later moved to the workshops of the Science Museum in London.

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ATG letter: Disgruntled dealer reacts to the 1stdibs price rise

09 December 2019

MADAM – I was surprised by your editorial on 1stdibs last week and what it implies (News, ATG No 2419).

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Victorian suffragette artist on song at North Yorkshire auction

09 December 2019

Fewer than 30 works are known by the Victorian artist and noted Suffragette Susan Isabel Dacre (1844-1933).

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Lioness bronze set to roar into auction

09 December 2019

Besch holds its traditional winter sale series from December 27-31 at the Hotel Martinez in Cannes. Wines, champagne and spirits; Impressionist and Modern art; designer watches, pens, jewellery and coins all feature.

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Taken Brack to basics

09 December 2019

The binding of a copy of 'Vocabularis rerum' of Wenceslaus Brack sold in a recent West Sussex sale was a 19th century one and now broken, but this was in its time a very popular and much reprinted work.

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Orientalist pastel by Carl Haag exceeds estimate in Maidenhead

09 December 2019

A piece of Orientalist art by German-born watercolourist Carl Haag (1820-1915) drew multiple bids at Maidenhead saleroom Dawson’s (23% buyer’s premium).

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Galleries get a move on: seven latest dealer developments

09 December 2019

Rumours of the death of shops are wide of the mark judging by the latest news of developments in the sector. Here is a selection of gallery moves and initiatives, starting with a new base for a business founded in 1884.

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Export chairs created from 18th century English design sell well in the modern world

09 December 2019

It’s been a challenging couple of decades for classic English furniture but early winter has witnessed a few stars across the provinces, be it classic English or more exotic overseas material, to offer some gleams of encouragement.

British and Irish book auctions: December 8, 2019-January 8, 2020

09 December 2019

Our regular listing of British and Irish book auctions.

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Japanese Meiji period cabinet offered in Maryland sale

09 December 2019

A Japanese Meiji period shibayama inlaid lacquer shodana will feature in the Asian works of art section of Weschler’s Capital Collections auction on December 13 in Rockville, Maryland.

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