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Designer Bertoia the diamond pleaser

12 April 2021

When designing his wellknown chairs, the Italian-American designer Harry Bertoia drew on his early experience as a jeweller and sculptor.

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Archibald Thorburn seagulls fly high at Tennants

12 April 2021

It is often said there is a strict hierarchy for the prices of game bird pictures by the great ornithological artist Archibald Thorburn (1860-1935).

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New audience brings tiara back in vogue

12 April 2021

The popularity of the tiara, that reached its peak in the decades before the onset of the First World War when diamonds from South Africa were in plentiful supply, has fluctuated across the 20th century in line with prosperity and fashion.

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Harwood’s two for one offering

12 April 2021

Oil bought by the vendor directly from the artist Lucy Harwood features a still-life on the reverse

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And they’re off in Salisbury

12 April 2021

Better late than never, Woolley & Wallis will get to hold its January jewellery sale this month – on April 29.

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Jewellery: how the enigmatic designs of Jugendstil are still bringing youth culture to the 21st century

12 April 2021

How a firm of importers brought Jugendstil jewellery to Britain – with the help of a little German efficiency

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Proud Yorkshireman’s view of God’s Own Country

12 April 2021

Tennants offered a well-received 70-lot sale dedicated to views mostly of Yorkshire from a private collection last month.

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Parsons’ cameo role at Bonhams

12 April 2021

For the famous English socialite Anne Parsons, Countess of Rosse (1902-92), appearances certainly mattered – and she was known to use eye-catching jewels to accentuate her own beauty.

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Collection comes to Munich auction after royal family avoided the Nazis then fled Soviets

12 April 2021

Sometimes there is no need for hyperbole: the story behind the auction on March 15 at Neumeister (27% buyer’s premium) in Munich was quite remarkable in itself.

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Auction previews: issue 2488

12 April 2021

A selection of 15 upcoming lots from auctions taking place around the UK.

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Ingenious furniture designs for army officers on campaign are highlighted in Cotswolds exhibition

12 April 2021

Good-quality campaign furniture has long been admired for its nifty portable designs, fine craftsmanship and rich provenance.

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Hey diddle diddle, the cat and the mandolin

12 April 2021

Kingham & Orme’s (23% buyer’s premium) first-ever specialist auction of Jewellery & Watches took place on February 19 with just over 200 lots.

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Korean box emerges in Cologne sale

12 April 2021

More than 2600 online bidders registered for the sale at Van Ham (25% buyer’s premium) in Cologne on February 24-25.

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Chinese bidders drawn to Germany

12 April 2021

In today’s world of modern communication, it is inevitable that several Chinese collectors would discover a 16th century Ming Dynasty ritual vessel in the catalogue of a saleroom in a small town on the edge of the Black Forest in the south-west corner of Germany.

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Multi-gem necklaces: ‘Perfect for the enquiring mind’

12 April 2021

A recent Fine Jewellery sale at Fellows (23% buyer’s premium) in Birmingham included an unusual Victorian necklace .

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Top stories this week – including news of the Mountbatten sale at Sotheby’s

11 April 2021

The most popular stories on this website over the last week included news of the collection of Patricia Knatchbull, 2nd Countess Mountbatten of Burma, appearing at auction in London.

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London Art Week announces details of summer schedule

10 April 2021

Details of the selling exhibitions in galleries in central London and online this summer have been announced by London Art Week (LAW).

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Armorial head with link to Anne Boleyn stars in this week’s pick of five auction highlights

09 April 2021

ATG’s weekly selection of items that caught bidders’ eyes includes a 16th century oak head of a crowned leopard that made 10-times estimate in Essex.

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Californian museum acquires Gentileschi’s ‘record’ Lucretia picture

08 April 2021

The J Paul Getty Museum has acquired a work by Artemisia Gentileschi (1593- c.1654) that had previously sold for a record auction price in 2019.

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Funding from Bloomberg Philanthropies helps Art UK improve access to public art

07 April 2021

Public access to artworks in UK collections has been given a boost with a tie up between Bloomberg Philanthropies and Art UK.

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