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Parfilage: the pick of the bunch at Bleasdales’ sewing sale

26 July 2021

Set of tools was designed specifically to take apart rather than create fine textiles

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Bid Barometer: issue 2503

26 July 2021

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

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Charles Loupot poster for Mekka cigarettes emerges at Swann

26 July 2021

Swann’s sale of vintage posters in New York on August 5 will include this poster from 1919 designed by Charles Loupot to advertise Mekka cigarettes.

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Prize example of a tazza draws interest at Cotswolds auction

26 July 2021

This 15in (37cm) Sèvres porcelain presentation tazza or ‘Coupe Cybele’ was made for the Paris Exposition 1878.

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Napoleon portrait sold to Swiss collection at Masterpiece

26 July 2021

Among the sales at the latest edition of Masterpiece, which ran in a digital format for the second year running from June 24-27, was this Neoclassical portrait of the Emperor Napoleon in his coronation robe.

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Pinxton pieces at their finest

26 July 2021

William Billingsley (1758-1828), a key figure in the history of both English and Welsh porcelain, left the Derby factory in 1795 yearning to create the finest, whitest and most translucent porcelain.

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Raeburn at the height of his powers

26 July 2021

Rare market appearance by a Sir Henry Raeburn work heads a special report on recent Scottish highlights

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News In Brief – including the National Gallery buying Thomas Lawrence's ‘The Red Boy’

26 July 2021

A round-up of art and antiques news from the previous seven days, including the National Gallery acquiring a well known portrait by Sir Thomas Lawrence (1769-1830).

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Ramsey resemblance draws in the bidders

26 July 2021

Found in the garden room of a local property among a stack of other pictures, this unsigned oil on canvas had a distinct resemblance to portraits by Allan Ramsay (1713-84).

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London Art Week's hybrid event proves 'worthwhile exercise'

26 July 2021

Despite a quiet capital and diminished footfall for the second summer in a row, the latest edition of London Art Week proved to be a satisfactory outing for many participating dealers.

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Ornithological works prove high fliers at Sotheby’s

26 July 2021

Set of urban views takes £220,000 in a sale where ornithological works also impressed

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Flowery fields bloom at auctions

26 July 2021

Two views of children in flowery fields, both by Scottish artists, were among the works drawing competition at Woolley & Wallis’ (25/12% buyer’s premium).

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Al Thani's 18th century day bed rises way above estimate at Sotheby's sale

26 July 2021

Ornate piece of c.1780 furniture from sheikh’s collection heads a sell-out auction

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Hat trick: ‘Hunter at his best’

26 July 2021

Vibrant colours, good subject and intriguing composition helped to spark a bidding competition for a painting by George Leslie Hunter (1877-1931).

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See what toucan do even with damage

26 July 2021

Toucans were the avian best-sellers in a recent sale held by Freeman’s (26/20/12% buyer’s premium) of Philadelphia.

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Thorburn’s birds of prey swoop down to Carlisle

26 July 2021

A group of bird books were a feature of a sale held by Thomson Roddick (18% buyer’s premium) in Carlisle.

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Republican pieces spotted within lots of plates

26 July 2021

Aficionados of later Chinese porcelain who happened to stumble on a lot of ‘collector’s plates’ at Unique Auctions (17.5% buyer’s premium) in Lincoln would have been excited to spot two fine artist-signed Republic period pieces.

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Whone tram trundles to record at McTear’s

26 July 2021

Growing collector interest in the work of musician-artist Herbert Whone (1925-2011) has meant his auction record price has been beaten on an almost annual basis in recent years.

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Ornate 14th century casket doubles estimate in France

26 July 2021

The top-priced lot in a Prunier Auctions’ (27% buyer’s premium) sale of Haute Epoque or early works of art held proved to be the 14th century ivory casket pictured here.

British and Irish book auctions: July 27-August 6, 2021

26 July 2021

Our regular listing of UK and Irish book auctions.

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