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Early delftware serves up wine bottles

09 January 2023

More than 80 lots of early English and Dutch delftware are included in the collection of scholar, collector and author Margaret Berwind Schiffer to be offered on January 18 by Pook & Pook in Pennsylvania.

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Letter details horrors of ‘Black Hole of Calcutta’

09 January 2023

Thought by the auction house to be an early copy, a letter that details the horrors of the ‘Black Hole of Calcutta’ in 1756 was sold for £2900.

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European items abound in big collection

09 January 2023

On January 15-16 Andrew Jones in Los Angeles will offer over 550 lots of paintings, furniture and works of art comprising the collection of Jack and Ellen Phillips of California.

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Furniture combination becomes centre of attention

09 January 2023

The chest of drawers and the kneehole desk are both classic forms of early Georgian walnut furniture. However, rarely are they seen on the same piece.

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Bijouterie shines and ceramics surprise in west London saleroom

09 January 2023

Eye-catching bijouterie attracted international buyers to Olympia Auctions’ (25% buyer’s premium) 320-lot European Works of Art sale.

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US spotlight: Bumper line-up of Old Masters

09 January 2023

News of a busy month in New York including major fairs and a bigger auctions schedule

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Previews: issue 2575

09 January 2023

A selection of 16 upcoming lots from auctions taking place around the UK.

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News in Brief – including news of trade associations teaming up for Anti-Money Laundering training

09 January 2023

A round-up of art and antiques news from the previous seven days, including news of BADA, LAPADA and SlAD teaming up for Anti-Money Laundering training for members.

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Two Turners offered at Christie's Old Master series

09 January 2023

Two works by Joseph Mallord William Turner (1775-1851), an early oil on canvas of the Thames and a watercolour of Switzerland, feature in Christie’s Old Masters series in New York.

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Officer’s first-rank taste in artworks

09 January 2023

Another slice of the collection which brought a Christopher Wood record comes up in Gloucestershire saleroom

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Nude reveals the Cubist talents of Cissie Kean

09 January 2023

Cissie Kean (1871-1961) dedicated her life to painting after sustaining a severe injury during a riding accident as a young adult.

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Restituted work at Sotheby's revealed as an early Bronzino

09 January 2023

The highlight of Sotheby’s January 26 part one Old Masters auction will be this newly discovered and recently restituted portrait of a man with a quill pen and a sheet of paper by Bronzino (1503-72).

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Noble resident of County Wicklow for around 150 years

09 January 2023

A portrait of a noblewoman catalogued as by a follower of Frans Pourbus the Younger, dated 1615, emerged as one of the highlights at Cheffins (24.5% buyer’s premium) in Cambridge.

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Baroque Old Masters lead group of works from the Fisch Davidson collection

09 January 2023

Assembled over three decades, the Fisch Davidson collection on sale at Sotheby’s on January 26 focuses on paintings by Baroque Old Masters.

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Paul Daniels sale creates touch of magic

09 January 2023

Collection amassed by the popular TV magician leaves bidders spellbound as nearly all items get away

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Schmidt led cameo fightback

09 January 2023

Carved c.1880 and acquired in Shanghai during the 1930s, the opal cameo shown here was the choice of pre-Christmas jewellery offered in a Somerset sale.

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Flower power as Martinware, Amphora and Daum lead auction of single owner collection

09 January 2023

Edward and Marilyn Flower embraced a huge variety of collecting enthusiasms.

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ATG letter: I received my VAT refund after ATG's coverage

09 January 2023

Thank you for taking up the irritating issue on behalf of your subscribers of eBay charging 20% VAT instead of the 5% directed by HMRC for antique items.

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Old Master and commander offered at Doyle's auction

09 January 2023

This portrait by Sir Henry Raeburn (1756-1823) will be included in the sale of English and Continental Furniture, Decorative Arts and Old Master Paintings at Doyle in New York on January 25.

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Top stories this week – including news of an auction record for a Dunhill ‘aquarium’ lighter

08 January 2023

The most popular stories on this website over the last week included news of a Dunhill ‘Aviary’ lighter sparking a bidding battle at Chiswick Auctions.

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