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Previews: issue 2647

10 June 2024

Our selection of lots from 11 upcoming auctions

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A lawyer writes: Anti-money laundering regulations are complicated but it is important to put in the time

10 June 2024

A longstanding client expressed his concerns to me about ensuring that he was doing everything right with regard to anti-money laundering and HMRC’s requirements.

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New saleroom Azca launches in west London with Indian and Islamic selection

10 June 2024

London has a new boutique auction house with the launch this month of Azca Auctions in Hammersmith, west London.

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Christie’s reassures clients over personal data after cyber attack

10 June 2024

Christie’s says has it has seen no “evidence to suggest that personal information has been published or misused” following the cyber-attack that brought down its website.

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Whether country or town views, Newlyn artists are setting the scene

10 June 2024

More paintings on offer in Dorest saleroom from the Cornish ‘school’ show the market strength

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In the embrace of Nathaniel Marchant

10 June 2024

This gold-mounted carnelian intaglio ring depicting classical profiles of Cupid and Psyche embracing is signed in mirror image capitals for Nathaniel Marchant (1739-1816).

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Cheuret heron theme console table fits the bill

10 June 2024

During his lifetime relatively little was written about the work of Albert Cheuret (1884-1966).

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Alfred Jewel made a millennium afterwards points to four figure result

10 June 2024

The Alfred Jewel is a famous piece of Anglo-Saxon goldsmith craftmanship, a gold-mounted piece of rock crystal enamelled with a portrait of a man and the inscription translating as ‘Alfred ordered me to be made’.

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Well-known Sèvres service depicting dashing warriors delights bidders in Massachusetts

10 June 2024

A set of 10 plates from a well-documented Sèvres service from the July Monarchy period emerged for sale at Tremont Auctions (27% buyer’s premium) in Sudbury, Massachusetts, on June 2.

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Harper Lee classic comes with a Christmas card from the author

10 June 2024

Not only is this 1960 first edition of 'To Kill a Mockingbird' inscribed by Harper Lee to her friend Harold Caufield, but it was sold with a Christmas card from the author penned with a lengthy message.

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Auction audience avid as Chinese export oil comes to the rostrum

10 June 2024

A Chinese export oil showing a Qing emperor at court led a single-owner dispersal at Tremont Auctions (27% buyer’s premium) in Sudbury, Massachusetts, on May 5.

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Pick of the week: Chess set bidders make their moves

10 June 2024

It was on March 1, 1849 that Nathaniel Cook, the editor of the Illustrated London News, registered the design that would provide the ancient and cosmopolitan game of chess with its first standardised set.

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Get the siege mentality with unusual banknotes on offer

10 June 2024

“Siege notes are a niche but popular subsidiary of military banknote collecting,” says Andrew Pattison, head of the Banknotes Department at Noonans (24% buyer’s premium).

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Darwin as depicted by the ‘father of art photography’

10 June 2024

An autographed photograph of Charles Darwin (1809-82) described as “very scarce” by Hansons (26.5% buyer’s premium) sold for £8500.

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Bidders spot a Limoges production

10 June 2024

A lot catalogued simply as a ’French gilt bronze figure of Madonna and Child’ proved the highlight of the Furniture, Art & Asian auction at Clars (28% buyer’s premium) in Oakland, California, on May 17.

Books and works on paper auction calendar: June 12-26, 2024

10 June 2024

Our regular listing of UK and Irish books and works on paper sales

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Police recover more TEFAF stolen diamonds

10 June 2024

Police in the Netherlands have confirmed they have recovered two more diamonds stolen by armed robbers from The European Art Fair (TEFAF) in 2022.

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Meissen freemasons rub shoulders with Lowestoft musicians in Essex

10 June 2024

The most desirable element of a collection of 18th century white-glazed porcelain figures offered by Reeman Dansie (22.5% buyer’s premium) in Colchester was the Meissen group known as Two Freemasons.

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Union general Sherman’s own civil war selection

10 June 2024

Well-known works covering the conflict come from the library of the famed and feared commander

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Meissen designer Kaendler in his element

10 June 2024

Among the most recognisable output of the Meissen factory are the ‘Elements’ ewers, the set of four emblematic of Earth, Air, Water and Fire that were designed by Johann Joachim Kaendler in 1741.

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