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Previews: issue 2570

28 November 2022

A selection of 14 upcoming lots from auctions taking place around the UK.

Obituary: Scientific instruments dealer Peter Delehar

28 November 2022

It is with the greatest sadness, that his family has announced that their brother Peter Delehar died after a short illness on October 7 at the age of 78.

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Top stories this week – including news of a small round drawing selling for over 200 times estimate

27 November 2022

The most popular stories on this website over the last week included news of a drawing of the Madonna and Child causing a stir at a regional auction.

Tiffany pepperette

Prince of Wales’ royal Tiffany gift stars in our pick of six auction highlights

25 November 2022

ATG’s weekly selection of items that caught bidders’ eyes includes a Tiffany silver-gilt pepperette that was commissioned as royal gift in 1879.

Gas lamp

Antiques dealers’ campaign to save Westminster’s gas lamps continues as a third of lanterns remain at risk

24 November 2022

The London Gasketeers, a group trying to preserve central London’s Victorian gas lamps, welcomed a step by Westminster City Council to retain 174 of the lamps but concerns remain for the 94 still earmarked for conversion to LED.

Lalique vase

Plea for help to find stolen Lalique glass vase

23 November 2022

Police are appealing for help to track down a stolen Lalique glass vase.

Gemma Sudlow

Expansion and hires including Hindman to open a New York saleroom

22 November 2022

Hindman launching in New York and Sotheby’s expanding in Asia are among the latest updates across the world of art and antiques.

Madonna and Child drawing

Bidders battle to take tondo to 208-times top estimate

21 November 2022

A small round drawing of the Madonna and Child created a stir at Ryedale Auctioneers in North Yorkshire.

Portrait by Robert Peake

To be or not to be a portrait of the Bard, that is the question surrounding this £10m work

21 November 2022

A 1608 portrait by Robert Peake (c.1551-1619) long believed to depict William Shakespeare (1564-1616) has gone on the market for £10m.

Beswick horse

Beswick shire horse gallops to an £11,300 top price

21 November 2022

A record for Beswick pottery was set in Stoke-on-Trent this month when a rare variant of one of the factory’s best-known models sold for a five-figure sum.

Wedgwood Sydney Cove medallion

Rare survivor: Sydney Cove medallion sells at Scottish sale

21 November 2022

Wedgwood design was made from clay found when the First Fleet landed in Australia.

Coffre-fort

Pick of the week: Buyer secures a strongbox at last

21 November 2022

An elaborate 17th century burr walnut coffre-fort (or strongbox) has been sold by Alexander George Antiques.

TEFAF Maastricht

TEFAF Maastricht Showcase expands

21 November 2022

TEFAF Maastricht is expanding its Showcase section to include 10 galleries next year.

Winter Dance Party poster

‘The Day the Music Died’ poster sets auction record

21 November 2022

The only known poster from ‘The Day the Music Died’ became the most expensive concert poster when it sold for a premium inclusive $447,000 ($379,500) at Heritage Auctions of Dallas on November 11.

Second-hand items

Why a second-hand buy is a first-class acquisition

21 November 2022

Is buying second-hand set for an unprecedented period of growth?

Julian Radcliffe

Plea for professional body to boost standard of condition reports

21 November 2022

Forensic and scientific expertise recommended when it comes to condition reports and verification of attribution.

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Reused, sustainable – but needs packaging

21 November 2022

How is the art and antiques trade to respond to the gloomy predictions discussed at the recent Cop27 in Egypt November 6-18)?

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Bugatti for better and Wurst

21 November 2022

Rembrandt Bugatti (1884-1916) is well known as an animalier sculptor creating studies of exotic animals that he observed in the zoos at Antwerp and the Jardin des Plantes in Paris.

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Magic posters from the estate of Paul Daniels are among five lots to watch

21 November 2022

With estimates from £700, here are five previews of items coming up at auction this week.

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British wartime pictures: Tragic times brought inspiration

21 November 2022

Ahead of home front exhibition dealer says the war transformed often mundane art styles

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