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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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Changing environment: how to reduce the carbon impact of shipping

21 November 2022

The art and antiques sector is already regarded as ‘green’ due to the items in question having been ‘reused’ and ‘recycled’ rather than created new each time.

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Madonna makes second-highest Bellini sum

21 November 2022

A Madonna and Child by the Venetian Renaissance Master Giovanni Bellini (c.1430-1516) and assistant sold in Vienna for a hammer price of €1.13m (£982,610).

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Pomodoro in the round

21 November 2022

This 1966 work by the Italian sculptor Arnaldo Pomodoro (b.1926) will feature in Koller’s Post War and Contemporary sale on December 1 in Zurich.

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Ship or not to ship? An insurer’s point of view on one of the biggest dealer costs

21 November 2022

Shipping is one of the largest annual costs for art and antique dealers so it’s no surprise that many look for the most cost-effective method of shipping to get orders to excited clients.

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Life revealed in terracotta and wood forms

21 November 2022

This terracotta sculpture from 1941 by Ossip Zadkine (1890-1967) featured in the Fine Art sale held by Shapiro (25% buyer’s premium) on October 15.

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Obituary: Glass dealer and chandelier expert Martin Mortimer (1928-2022)

21 November 2022

It is with great sadness that I have to report the death of Martin Mortimer on October 1 following a challenging short illness. He passed away peacefully at home aged 94.

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Chadwick proved his mettle

21 November 2022

A welding course was to have a lasting effect on the artistic development of the British sculptor Lynn Chadwick (1914-2003).

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Super sampler selection in Oxfordshire

21 November 2022

Oxfordshire dealership Witney Antiques’ latest exhibition features early example of band samplers.

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Mirror reflects Hope design

21 November 2022

Estimated at £800-1200, this Regency giltwood and ebonised convex wall mirror sold at £12,500 at Toovey’s (24.5% buyer’s premium) on November 3.

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Richier sculptures consigned direct from her family

21 November 2022

An unpublished group of works by the French sculptor Germaine Richier (1902-59) that have remained with the artist’s family are to be auctioned.

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‘For Emperor John’ Lennon

21 November 2022

This German brown leather and plated metal hip flask has the inscription 'Fur Kaiser John Zu Seinem Geburtstag 9. Okt 1960 Von Stu'.

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The frame game in Florida

21 November 2022

New York frame maker and restorer Eli Wilner is selling a lifetime collection of ‘museum-quality’ frames at auction.

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Bid Barometer: issue 2569

21 November 2022

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

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Picture specialist hails ‘very encouraging’ multi-estimate prices for old-school landscapes

21 November 2022

A clutch of good-quality traditional landscapes exceeded hopes at Exeter saleroom Bearnes Hampton & Littlewood (25% buyer’s premium).

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Packing and shipping: Delivering the goods

21 November 2022

Special report on how art and antiques shipping and packing firms are meeting the challenges of festive deadlines, postal strikes, going green and Brexit.

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Sculpture: Buyers thrill to 3D

21 November 2022

Modern and Contemporary art collectors are increasingly willing to consider sculpture, creating a strong and dynamic market

Mount Everest memorabilia

News in Brief – including the auction of memorabilia from the first successful ascent of Mount Everest

21 November 2022

A round-up of art and antiques news from the previous seven days, including the sale of a collection of memorabilia from the first successful ascent of Mount Everest in 1953.

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