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Rome and India emerge in London

13 September 2021

Highlights of Chiswick Auctions earlier this summer

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The hat fits for Lutyens

13 September 2021

Sir Edwin Lutyens (1869-1944) designed a number of daring light fittings for his architectural projects – all of them rare and desirable objects.

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Seeking to ride the interiors wave at the Battersea Fair

13 September 2021

Decorative Fair returns to Battersea after long absence as demand soars for home furnishings

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It must be Malta again

13 September 2021

Once again illustrating that few countries of origin have as great an impact on furniture prices as Malta, this 18th century commode sold for £6800 at Dawsons’ (23% buyer’s premium) July 29 Maidenhead sale.

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The lure of Japan for Mortimer Menpes

13 September 2021

Mortimer Menpes (1855-1938), who painted this portrait titled 'The Yellow Parasol' visited Japan in the 1880s and 1890s.

A fine Japanese writing box and cover

Something to write home about

13 September 2021

A fine Japanese lacquer suzuribako (writing box and cover) is signed by the Edo-Meijii period lacquer artist Koma Kyuhaku.

A snuff bottle from 1925

Star of a snuff bottle collection

13 September 2021

Bonhams offers two private collections of Chinese snuff bottles on September 21.

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Art Market: Hardie and a Hockney triumph

13 September 2021

Drawing of renowned Scottish dealer by the artist reflected strong bond between the two

Hermès 2010 red Birkin bag

Bid Barometer: issue 2509

13 September 2021

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.

Gaganendranath Tagore picture

Tagore ink painting brings Indian summer

13 September 2021

A mount to an ‘Indian school’ ink wash offered by Cuttlestones in Penkridge on September 2 read simply 'G Tagore'.

An 18th century porcelain vase

Porcelain treats in store at Doyle

13 September 2021

Doyle’s Asian art auction in New York on September 20 will include porcelain from a collection assembled over many decades by department store heiress Sarah Belk Gambrell (1918-2020).

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Roger Fry stirs up Bloomsbury passions

13 September 2021

Works by Bloomsbury artists once again caused a stir at a recent Modern British art sale at Bonhams (27.5/25/20/14.5%) in London.

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Matchbook making at Sims Reed

13 September 2021

Mass-produced in America for several decades from the 1930s onwards, so-called ‘matchbooks’ were used to advertise alcohol in the post-prohibition era.

Jade collection

News In Brief – including the conviction of a family behind the theft of Chinese jades

13 September 2021

A round-up of art and antiques news from the previous seven days, including an update on the theft of £1.7m of Chinese jades.

A vase fashioned as a cockatoo

Majolica mania at Paris gallery

13 September 2021

Galerie Vauclair, situated on the rue de Beaune, will be showcasing its current exhibition, 'Majolica Mania', during the Parcours de la Céramique.

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Maltby Millennium chess set checks in at Ewbank’s

13 September 2021

The studio potter John Maltby (1936-2020) created this chess set shown right for the Millennium celebrations at the New Ashgate Gallery in Farnham.

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Top stories this week – including news of a sensational six-figure Chinese sleeper at a regional auction

12 September 2021

The most popular stories on this website over the last week included news of a ‘Ru’ censer selling at 400-times estimate at a Lincolnshire saleroom.

Anglo Saxon brooch

Stolen Anglo-Saxon brooch returned to museum after 26 years

11 September 2021

An Anglo-Saxon brooch stolen from Rutland County Museum has been returned 26 years after it went missing.

Longcase by Andrew Brown of Edinburgh

Rare 17th century longcase clock stars in our weekly pick of five auction highlights

10 September 2021

ATG’s weekly selection of items that caught bidders’ eyes includes a rare Edinburgh longcase clock that tripled its estimate in a Scottish auction.

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