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Watches: Sherpas on the rise

18 July 2022

ATG reports on the market for the Enicar series of watches that were taken to Everest

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Hockney stars at Thirsk Hall this summer

18 July 2022

Accessible art is the aim of North Yorkshire dealer who hopes to enthuse a younger crowd

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Unterberger view of Venice tops Cheffins' summer sale

18 July 2022

A romanticised view of Venice by Austrian painter Franz Richard Unterberger (1838-1902) led the latest fine art sale staged by Cambridge saleroom Cheffins (24.5% buyer’s premium).

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Inscribed and dated delft in demand in Glasgow and Lewes sales

18 July 2022

An English delft drug jar offered by Great Western Auctions (24% buyer’s premium) in Glasgow was both a polychrome and a documentary piece.

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Chelsea exhibition tells tale of grape expectations

18 July 2022

A cheery Retail Fruit Trade Federation 1930s poster promoting healthy breakfast food features in AntikBar’s summer exhibition The visual Impact of Nourishment in Vintage Posters.

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James I oak chest with big plus of lining paper

18 July 2022

A small James I oak chest lined with original block-printed lining paper incorporating the Royal Arms within the Garter is on offer at the Suffolk House Antiques summer exhibition.

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The web shop window: gothic pitch pine bookcase

18 July 2022

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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Table at Curated Auctions displays Rothschild and Mentmore connection

18 July 2022

Mentmore (Towers) in Buckinghamshire was built in 1852-4 by Sir Joseph Paxton – creator of the Crystal Palace for the Great Exhibition – and Paxton’s son-in-law GH Stokes for Baron Mayer Amschel de Rothschild.

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Play the name game for value

18 July 2022

The watch market can be obsessed with brand names – and the best names do come with a price tag to match.

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Top stories this week – including news of a lot withdrawn from auction after Chinese government intervention

17 July 2022

The most popular stories on this website over the last week included news of a silver flask looted by British troops from Beijing’s Summer Palace in 1860 being withdrawn from auction.

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Handwritten and signed Tolkien letter comes to US auction

16 July 2022

A handwritten autograph letter signed by J.R.R. Tolkien is to be one of the centrepiece offerings in Heritage Auctions’ Rare Books Signature Auction in Dallas, Texas, July 27-28, estimated at $10,000+.

Victorian diamond and ruby bat brooch

Victorian bat brooch stars in our pick of six auction highlights

15 July 2022

ATG’s weekly selection of items that caught bidders’ eyes includes a rare Victorian diamond and ruby bat brooch that sold for 45-times estimate in Somerset.

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First ever complete Gorgosaurus dinosaur skeleton comes to auction in New York

14 July 2022

The first ever complete Gorgosaurus skeleton is to be offered at auction by Sotheby’s.

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Christie’s confident for rest of year despite challenging climate after hitting £3.3bn in half year sales

13 July 2022

Christie’s released its first half results for 2022, reporting total sales at £3.3bn ($4.1bn), up 34% on the previous year.

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Appointments at BADA, Bishop & Miller and Elstob & Elstob – a round up across the art and antiques sector

12 July 2022

Our latest news on hires includes new faces at auction houses and a dealer association.

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Bishop & Miller expands to Norfolk

11 July 2022

Bishop & Miller is expanding into Norfolk this autumn with a new saleroom and team.

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London Art Week attracts strong US interest

11 July 2022

US museum curators and collectors were among the buyers at London Art Week (LAW) this month.

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Sèvres tea service celebrated King George’s regal recovery

11 July 2022

A remarkable Sèvres part tea service made to mark the recovery of George III from illness in 1789 was among the unheralded highlights of this year’s London sales season.

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Furniture suite could be first ‘museum quality’ ivory sale

11 July 2022

A suite of solid ivory and gilt furniture sold by Christie’s on July 7 appears to be the first auction lot to benefit from the exemption to the Ivory Act allowing the sale of items of ‘outstandingly high artistic, cultural and historical value’.

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Old Master big-hitters thin on the ground

11 July 2022

It was rather thin pickings at the latest series of Old Master auctions in London.

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