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British potters steal the limelight in New York

02 October 2017

A 130-lot collection of studio pottery, featuring many of the best-known British names in the field, both past and present, was the focus of Cottone’s (18% buyer’s premium) sale of the estate of Annette McGuire Cravens in Geneseo, New York on September 22.


Dated armorial Bow mug proves £18,000 treasure

02 October 2017

Documentary pieces of early English porcelain always command a premium.


The Wolfe family at play in Wheatley’s Irish period

02 October 2017

An Irish family portrait attributed to Francis Wheatley (1747-1801) led the picture section at Clevedon Salerooms (20% buyer’s premium) on September 14 in Bristol.


Autumn’s golden opportunities as three fairs look set to build on their established success

02 October 2017

As the autumn season kicks off, there is a wealth of art and antiques events to choose from around the UK. This week, ATG takes a look at three upcoming fairs beyond the London market: 'The Northern Antiques Fair' in Harrogate, the 'Bruton Decorative Antiques Fair' and the 'Chester Antiques Show'.


Biannual fair held at Burton Court delivers great results, says established decorative dealer

02 October 2017

If Julia Brisbane, organiser of Antiques in Tents, ever wanted a publicist for her biannual traditional and decorative antiques fairs at Burton Court, near Leominster, she need look no further than one of her exhibitors, decorative dealer Kieran Mathewson.

Italy reaches compromise on export regulations

02 October 2017

Italy has approved new laws relaxing the country’s art export regulations.


The recipe for reviving mahogany

02 October 2017

“Many think that the fashion for older mahogany furniture has died a death. However, the prices achieved at this sale go to show that these items are still incredibly desirable.”


Shop talk – Bridgnorth Antique Centre

02 October 2017

In our continuing series looking through the keyhole of ‘bricks and mortar’ shops in 2017, ATG talks to Nigel Bate who opened Bridgnorth Antique Centre earlier this year.


Poster girl for cult film collection

02 October 2017

This film poster, below, was designed by the Czech artist Olga Poláčková-Vyleťalová for 'Une Femme Douce' (A Gentle Woman) based on a Dostoevsky short story.


ATG letter: Help us find the missing Bukovac

02 October 2017

MADAM – I am writing to inform your readers of my search for the paintings of the Croatian artist Vlaho Bukovac (1855-1922). His two main patrons in this country were Samson Fox in Harrogate and Richard LeDoux in Liverpool.


'Master Drawings New York' adds sculpture and paintings to create ‘critical mass’

02 October 2017

The Master Drawings New York (MDNY) initiative has expanded its brief for 2018 to include painting and sculpture dealers among its 30 participants for the first time.


Beckwith pistols pair hits the target

02 October 2017

Top-seller at guns specialist Southams (15% buyer’s premium) in Bedford on September 20 was acased pair of flintlock double-barrelled travelling pistols.


5 Questions: Nicholas Lury of Cambridge Fine Art

02 October 2017

Cambridge Fine Art’s Nicholas Lury is an exhibitor at the upcoming Esher Hall Antiques & Fine Art Fair (October 7-9). He specialises in British paintings from the Victorian era and is based in Little Shelford.


Fine setting for a Welsh assembly

02 October 2017

The long-running biannual antiques, art and design fairs held in the fine ornamental setting of the Orangery in Port Talbot’s 1000-acre Margam Park, has its next outing this weekend (October 7-8).


ATG letter: ‘Primitive’ art no more

02 October 2017

MADAM – I very much enjoyed your features on tribal art (ATG Nos 2306, 2307) in which two fairs, Tribal Art London and Parcours des Mondes, were previewed.


Yeats sale generates controversy and bidding at Sotheby’s

02 October 2017

The sale of the Yeats collection at Sotheby’s in London brought mixed results: the highest estimated lot failed to sell but strong competition emerged elsewhere.


Fifth Kruger pulls £4700 in softer Beswick market

02 October 2017

Perhaps the rarest of all Beswick’s output is the pit pony figure Spirit of Whitfield.


Weiss honours his father’s legacy

02 October 2017

Dealer Mark Weiss specialises in Tudor and Stuart portraiture and for the past few years he has spent early October exhibiting at Frieze Masters.


A booklover’s comedy française

02 October 2017

Bibliomania has been running for three years at the Espace Champerret in the 17th arrondissement in Paris. The biannual fair draws around 100 exhibiting dealers from across Europe (including Pablo Butcher from Oxford).


News in brief: Appointments

02 October 2017

A round-up of appointments in art and antiques industry from the previous seven days.