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Top stories this week – including news of a record for designer William de Morgan

12 June 2022

The most popular stories on this website over the last week included news of an Arts and Crafts vase designed by William de Morgan setting an auction record at Christie's.

Nicolas Poussin's Confirmation

UK buyer sought for £19m Nicolas Poussin picture

11 June 2022

A temporary export bar has been placed on a Nicolas Poussin picture in the hope a UK buyer can be found to pay £19m and keep it in the country.

René Boivin necklace

Art Deco necklace stars in our pick of five auction highlights

10 June 2022

ATG’s weekly selection of items that caught bidders’ eyes includes a rare turquoise, rock crystal and black enamelled silver necklace by René Boivin that made over 10-times estimate in Birmingham.

Model of Liverpool Lime Street

Plea to help find stolen model trains from Lancashire collector

08 June 2022

Model railway enthusiast John Holden and the police are calling on the art and antiques sector to look out for a group of stolen model locomotives.

Jo Lloyd

New faces and promotions at Roseberys, Bonhams and Freeman’s  – the latest news from across the art and antiques sector

07 June 2022

Appointments in the UK, Asia and the US are among the latest jobs updates.

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A portrait of Lady Northcliffe and a René Lalique car mascot are among six lots to watch

06 June 2022

With estimates from £180-30,000, here are six previews of upcoming items.

Racing chronograph

Pick of the week: Wheel time measured by real time machine

06 June 2022

By 1920, as a new era of aero-engined racing cars threatened to break the 100mph barrier, the emerging sport of motor racing required better and more precise time-keeping.

Defra

Near-total ban on antique ivory comes into force

06 June 2022

The Ivory Act is now in force in the UK, bringing in a near-total ban on the sale of antique ivory.

Sir William Nicholson still-life

Nicholson still-life goes to dealer Richard Green

06 June 2022

London dealer Richard Green was the successful bidder on a Sir William Nicholson (1872- 1949) still-life sold for £440,000 (plus 25% buyer’s premium).

Quebec

A landmark of Canadiana rediscovered in an attic

06 June 2022

Recently found in a Norfolk attic, a full set of Canadian scenes by the military artist and topographical draughtsman Major General James Pattison Cockburn (1779-1847) sold for £130,000 at Forum Auctions (plus 25% buyer’s premium).

Duvivier’s Head of a Bearded Man

Colnaghi and Elliott team up as dealer partnerships blossom across the trade

06 June 2022

International gallery Colnaghi has formed a partnership with fledgling drawings dealer Will Elliott to launch Colnaghi Elliott Master Drawings.

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Sir Matthew Smith work sold at second attempt

06 June 2022

Showing the growing sensitivity towards estimates in the Modern British market, a portrait by Sir Matthew Smith (1879-1959) that had been unsold at Halls last year did rather better when it was reoffered last month with a reduced pitch.

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The time is right for Gwen John

06 June 2022

Welsh dealer holding an exhibition on the artist says he has constant requests for her work

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Obituary: Silver and jewellery dealer Jan Van Den Bosch

06 June 2022

It is with great regret that we announce the sudden death of Jan Van Den Bosch on Saturday, May 7, at the age of 88 near his home in Crouch End.

The Louvre Museum

News in brief – including news of the Louvre caught up in an antiquities trafficking probe

06 June 2022

A round-up of art and antiques news from the previous seven days, including a former director of the Louvre investigated for alleged antiquities trafficking.

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Bawden and wider Great Bardfield interest

06 June 2022

Two rare Edward Bawden (1903-89) prints showing Ives Farm in Great Bardfield drew interest in a Modern and Contemporary art sale.

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Porcelain displays skills of a Polish master

06 June 2022

This Vienna porcelain tea bowl and saucer from the 1720s is painted en camaieu by Ignaz Preissler (1676-1741).

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An exceptional English chronometer auctioned in Hamburg

06 June 2022

This English deck chronometer is Molyneux No 1326 – made by the London maker Robert Molyneux in c.1830.

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Peacock chair struts to five figures

06 June 2022

Inspired by British Windsor chairs, the Danish designer Hans J Wegner created his so-called Peacock chair in 1947.

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Still a demand for coal after all

06 June 2022

Simple white Wiener Werkstätte boxes epitomise fine design offered at trio of sales

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