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De Morgan tile meanders into the saleroom

15 May 2023

Following the sales series last October, Christie’s will offer a second instalment of works from the Ann and Gordon Getty collection in June.


Previews: issue 2593

15 May 2023

Our selection of 14 upcoming lots at UK auctions.


Funny felines stand up and deliver Louis Wain record

15 May 2023

Has the film 'The Electrical Life of Louis Wain' raised demand for the artist?


Mineral cabinet chips in

15 May 2023

This mahogany 12-drawer cabinet of minerals, rocks and fossils carries the printed trade label reading Arranged and Sold by J Tennant, Mineralogist by Appointment to Her Majesty, 149 Strand London.


Camille Fauré says it with flowers

15 May 2023

This Camille Fauré (1874-1956) covered vase with flowers, c.1935, is in enamelled copper and marked 'C Fauré, Limoges'.


Exceptional slice of dessert on offer with tasty Ewenny

15 May 2023

The Welsh Sale held by Rogers Jones (24/15% buyer’s premium) in Cardiff on April 1 included an exceptional Swansea porcelain dessert plate.


Colourful jacket of distinctive type boosts du Maurier Rebecca

15 May 2023

Four-figure first edition du Maurier book comes in the trademark Gollancz design without pictures


English 17th century works play their part in New York

15 May 2023

Early English plays provided the principal attraction in a US saleroom


Dragons decorate a Qing robe

15 May 2023

This Qing dynasty imperial court robe embroidered with roundels of five clawed dragons on a dark blue ground will feature at Sarasota Estate Auction.


Pioneering Arrowsmith atlas admired for elegance

15 May 2023

The County Durham-born cartographer John Arrowsmith (1790-1873) was responsible for one of the first ‘modern’ atlases of the 19th century.


Blanchard spread his wings to be the leading manufacturer of terracotta in Britain

15 May 2023

This rare pair of late 19th century terracotta eagles, each standing 2ft 2in (64cm) high have indistinct marks for Blanchard Terracotta London.


Gratitude for ‘zeal and intredipity’ in attacking women and children

15 May 2023

A hero to the establishment in 1819 but a villain to the common man then and to everyone today, William Scholes Withington was back in favour at Cambridge.


Pick of the week: Keen as mustard on a Lambeth rarity

15 May 2023

In January this year three photos of a salt glaze stoneware jar appeared on the Facebook feed of the Oxfordshire Antique Bottle Collecting Club.


Victoria and Albert royal wedding procession depicted on a 19ft folding strip

15 May 2023

Shown here are pages from an extremely long, hand-coloured aquatint record on one continuous folding strip just a little over 4in tall, but a work that would extend to around 19ft (5.8m) if fully opened.

British and Irish book auctions: May 16-27, 2023

15 May 2023

Our regular listing of UK and Irish book auctions


Send in the clowns: cigarette card rarity makes £8000

15 May 2023

Among the most popular cigarette cards to collect are those produced by the Taddy company.


Intaglio has a golden moment in Birmingham

15 May 2023

Led by the multi-estimate £90,000 bid for an intaglio carved with the portrait of a Roman Caesar (see ATG No 2590), the strong market in the glyphic arts was evident among other lots offered at Fellows 25% buyer’s premium) in Birmingham on April 13


Dickens brings expectations of up to $12,000

15 May 2023

Potter & Potter’s second books auction of the year includes Charles Dickens’ (1812-70) Great Expectations estimated at $8000-12,000.


Bid Barometer: issue 2593

15 May 2023

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


Stitch in time: embroidered sampler makes 35 times estimate in Newcastle

15 May 2023

The best needlework samplers continue to bring prices far above more routine examples.