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50 years of serving the trade

13 September 2021

Fifty years ago this week a specialist newspaper listing auctions taking place all around the UK was published for the first time.

Silver tankard

Pick of the week: Putting China on course for golf

13 September 2021

Estimated at £400-600, this 7in (17cm) high Chinese export silver dragon handled tankard sold for a much higher sum.

Cabinet

An Arts and Crafts cabinet by Ernest Gimson is among six lots to watch this week

13 September 2021

With estimates from £150-8000, here are six previews of upcoming items this week.

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Irish provincial silver amassed by German collector

13 September 2021

Bonhams’ (27.5/25% buyer’s premium) sale of Silver & Vertu included a number of Irish provincial pieces from the collection of Peter Ticher.

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Remembering the glyphic arts

13 September 2021

In addition to its uniqueness and connection to the past, a big attraction to owning a piece of ancient jewellery is that it can still be worn.

A hat worn by Napoleon

Hats off at Sotheby's to ‘Les Arts sous influence Napoléon’

13 September 2021

To mark the 200th anniversary of Napoleon’s death, Sotheby’s is holding an auction from September 15-22 in Paris titled Les Arts sous Influence: Napoléon.

Potburys

Potburys closes auction arm

13 September 2021

After 50 years of trading, Potburys Auctions in Sidmouth, Devon will close with the last sale scheduled for September 21.

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Previews: issue 2509

13 September 2021

A selection of 16 upcoming lots from auctions taking place around the UK and Ireland.

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The story so far…50 years of headlines

13 September 2021

A review of top stories year-by-year and our pick of the notable objects sold from 1971 to 2021. What can recent trends tell us about the future?

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Saleroom with a view on Forster

13 September 2021

Author’s works were well represented in London auction that included a £24,000 surprise

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Swig from this if gripped by gout

13 September 2021

This 16in (39cm) mid-18th century saltglazed stoneware bottle has two relief moulded medallions to the shoulder.

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The web shop window: French still life by Jules Cavaillès

13 September 2021

Thousands of items are available to buy from dealers online. Here we pick out one that caught our eye this week.

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Gandhi’s digits make five figures

13 September 2021

One of the more unusual lots that I have encountered in recent times is a piece of card bearing the only known example of Mahatma Gandhi’s fingerprints.

Asian art auctions busy as ever

13 September 2021

American firms will be cramming nearly 20 sales into the fourth week of September

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Derby duo ready for research

13 September 2021

Although apparently unmarked, this pair of twin-handled porcelain covered chocolate cups, covers and saucers are a Derby model from c.1790-95.

ATG letter: Well done to Simon Franses

13 September 2021

I know absolutely nothing about renting business premises, but how gratifying to see Simon Franses, (News, ATG 2507), and his legal team beating down the greedy landlords of London’s West End and getting his rents reduced by 50%.

A five-piece altar garniture

Five-piece altar garniture became a family fixture

13 September 2021

This rare Qianlong mark and period gold-ground famille-rose five-piece altar garniture (wu gong) carries an estimate of $600,000-800,000 at Sotheby’s on September 21.

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Bidders recognise maiolica dish as three centuries older than catalogued

13 September 2021

Although catalogued as 19th century, this 10½in (27cm) maiolica dish is more probably 16th century.

A parcel gilt dish

Parcel gilt dish is headline lot of Christie’s Chinese sale

13 September 2021

Christie’s Important Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art sale on September 23 is headlined by this parcel gilt dish.

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Rome and India emerge in London

13 September 2021

Highlights of Chiswick Auctions earlier this summer

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