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Pick of the Week: Leighton’s house record for House

01 April 2017

The highest price for a picture sold in the regions this year came when a large painting by Edmund Blair Leighton (1853-1922) drew dramatic bidding at House & Son (17.5% buyer’s premium) in Bournemouth on March 21.


A present from ‘Edinborough’

01 April 2017

Presumably the recipient, one Charles Salter of ‘Edinborough’, was pleased to receive to this 18th century green-glazed creamware presentation teapot in 1791.


Previews: £5001 - £30,000

01 April 2017

ATG’s weekly selection of items on sale at auctions and dealerships.


Dealers at the Foire de Chatou: Pele-Mele Antiquités

01 April 2017

Christophe Richème likes to mix periods and styles: a Napoleonic bridal vase sits alongside a 1970s shop display cabinet in his shop Pele-Mele Antiquités in Montmorot Lons-Le-Saunier in the Jura region.


Bid Barometer

01 April 2017

ATG’s selection of auction lots bought by internet bidders on from the period March 16-22, 2017. This includes both the highest prices over estimate and the top prices paid online.


A £2600 unfinished tour of the British Empire

01 April 2017

An oil of HMS Ophir moored off Halifax in Canada sold for a multi-estimate sum at George Kidner’s (19% buyer’s premium) sale in Lymington on March 2.


Previews: £30,000 plus

01 April 2017

A small work by Russian artist Ivan Pavlovich Pokhitonov (1851-1924) leads a large consignment of pictures from a private London club to Harry Moore-Gwyn’s Blythe Road sale on April 5 in West Kensington.


Dealers at the Foire de Chatou: Philippe Chapeau

01 April 2017

French 20th century ceramics are Philippe Chapeau’s speciality and this piscatorial platter by Robert Picault (1919- 2000) was for sale at Chatou priced at €1400.

Regional rooms circle in advance of expected CSK exodus

01 April 2017

Auctioneers are gearing up to win business and take on staff in the wake of the closure of Christie’s South Kensington later this year.


New and familiar faces for Masterpiece

01 April 2017

Masterpiece London has revealed the list of 149 dealers to stand at its eighth annual fair taking place this summer, a similar number to 2016.


Chiswick sees eastern promise

01 April 2017

As evidenced by prices recently recorded on these pages for Meiji and earlier material, collectors and dealers have been ahead of the City analysts currently looking at the revival of the Japanese stock exchange.


Dillon’s majestic Madeira

01 April 2017

A trio of watercolours painted by British topographical artist Frank Dillon (1823-1909) were among the highlights of Diamond Mills’ (15% buyer’s premium) March 8 sale in Felixstowe, Suffolk.


Dealers at the Foire de Chatou: Philippe Renard

01 April 2017

Shown standing in front of a tall 18th century oak encoignure priced at €10,000 in his ‘stage-set’ stand is Philippe Renard.

Staffordshire pottery

Bid Barometer

25 March 2017

ATG’s selection of auction lots bought by internet bidders on from the period March 9-15, 2017. This includes both the highest prices over estimate and the top prices paid online.


Taxidermy is hot stuff

25 March 2017

The taxidermy market continues to grow – particularly for showpiece lots such as the Bengal tiger’s head offered at Andrew Smith (19% buyer’s premium) of Winchester on February 8.


Christie’s breaks an Asian art auction record

25 March 2017

A select sale of just 31 lots of Asian art assembled by a Japanese collector and his sons raised a recordbreaking $262.8m (£215.5m) at Christie’s New York on March 15. It made more in a single evening than any New York Asian sale series.


London gallery stages theatre design showcase

25 March 2017

Caspar Neher, the focus of Abbott and Holder’s upcoming exhibition, was a long-time collaborator with the German playwright Bertolt Brecht. Neher designed the stage sets for a number of his theatre productions in the 1920s and ‘30s.

‘Light at the end of the tunnel’ for Aristophil

25 March 2017

The legal impasse surrounding the restitution of thousands of historical documents and manuscripts from the scandal-hit Aristophil investment scheme was finally broken last week.

Wedgwood First Day vase

News in Brief - issue 2284

25 March 2017

A round-up of art and antiques news from the previous seven days.


Bidder goes wild about Wilde

25 March 2017

Elizabeth Barrett Browning lots fall flat... but annotated Dorian Gray leaves treble the estimate