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Bid Barometer

09 September 2019

ATG’s selection of auction lots bought by internet bidders on thesaleroom.com from the period August 29-September 4, 2019. This includes both the highest prices over estimate and the top prices paid online.

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Misty mornings and marshland shine bright at auction

09 September 2019

Complete with 16 tissue-guarded photogravure plates in the original, stylish decorative cloth binding, one of 200 standard copies of Peter Henry Emerson’s famous Marsh Leaves of 1895 was the star turn in a recent Norfolk sale.

News in Brief – including an update on how to prepare for a no-deal Brexit

09 September 2019

A round-up of art and antiques news from the previous seven days, including trade associations urging their members to apply for the required permit to continue importing and exporting with EU countries ahead of a possible Brexit on October 31.

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Lowry signed limited edition prints and drawings bring good returns at auction

09 September 2019

Before an artist achieves ‘blue chip’ status, there is often a watershed moment in the market – a result – that makes people sit up and take note. For the Salford painter LS Lowry (1887-1976) this was the purchase of 'Going To The Match' in 1999 at Sotheby’s by the Professional Footballers’ Association.

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Contrasting images come together for pleasing sale results

09 September 2019

These two portraits – one painted in colourful hues by a known hand, the other unattributed and executed in monochrome – were the star picture lots at a lively auction in East Sussex.

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How resale right can apply to fresh-to-market lots from an artist's estate

09 September 2019

Following our guide to Artist’s Resale Right (ATG No 2404) and now published in the Guides section of this website, we have a received a number of enquiries from readers asking for further information.

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Rare version of Windsor chair is a highlight of upbeat Shrewsbury summer sale

09 September 2019

Early English oak and yew and ceramics from St Petersburg to Stoke-on-Trent were features of a 250-lot sale which left auctioneer Jeremy Lamond in a quietly upbeat mood after Halls’ (23% buyer’s premium) summer sale at Shrewsbury.

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Beswick hunted down at Batemans' auction

09 September 2019

The first lot up at the Batemans (20% buyer’s premium) sale at Stamford on August 3 was this 8¾in (22.5cm) long 'Huntsman', model 1501, stamped 'Beswick England' and the painter’s number '94'.

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Read all about it: the Fairfax sale at Bonhams Sydney

09 September 2019

Selection of contents from Sydney house of media family comes to auction in Australia

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Art comes out of the shadows with Waddington Custot Caulfield show

09 September 2019

'Evening Paper' by Patrick Caulfield (1936-2005) is included at Waddington Custot’s exhibition on the Modern British artist starting this month.

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Runner races to top spot

09 September 2019

An unusual offering at the Chudleigh rooms of Michael J Bowman (17.5% buyer’s premium) was this 3ft 11in (1.19m) long Bokhara pattern runner.

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Jacobites retain their devoted following at annual auction

09 September 2019

More reliable today than they ever were in their lifetime, the male line of the Stuarts attracted the familiar devoted following at the annual Scottish Silver & Applied Arts sale at Lyon & Turnbull (25% buyer’s premium).

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Ticket for Fonthill Abbey fame

09 September 2019

Entry card for 1823 auction sells in Gloucestershire saleroom nearly 200 years later

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Obituary: Glass specialist John P Smith (1940-2019)

09 September 2019

John Smith, who died on February 24, was a well-known figure in the world of glass, contributing much to knowledge in this field and selling unusual and interesting glasses to museums and collectors all over the world. A Fellow of the Corning Museum of Glass from 2000, he had an international profile and vetted glass at the Maastricht fair in recent years.

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The web shop window: Last Men of the Revolution

09 September 2019

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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Double Darwin and further lots from the brilliant Braune collection

09 September 2019

It was as recently as June 13 that a presentation copy of Charles Darwin’s On the Origin of Species made a record $400,000 (£316,353) at Bonhams New York – as reported in ATG No 2398. However, barely a month had passed before another 1859 first attracted a substantial six-figure bid in London.

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Novelty poop deck pops up

09 September 2019

Benefiting from the continuing fashion for late 19th century novelty mantel clocks, a gilt-brass and steel example by Guilmet made the running at Peter Wilson (22% buyer’s premium) of Nantwich.

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Previews: £5001 - £10,000

09 September 2019

Our weekly selection from salerooms.

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They said what!? The changing profile of art and antiques buyers and more from the art and antiques market

08 September 2019

In a week where “an unusual move” might have described the protection of an extinct species or the sale of Sotheby’s (but didn’t), find out what was said in our quotes roundup.

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Top stories this week (August 29-September 4, 2019) – including news of a valuable Chinese vase discovered in a charity shop

07 September 2019

The most popular stories on this website over the last week included news of a Chinese vase purchased for £1 from a Hertfordshire charity shop now recognised as a Qianlong famille rose wall vase estimated at up to £80,000.

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