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Obituary – John Green

25 March 2019

We regret to announce the death on March 15 of John Green, aged 86. The elder brother of Richard Green, the two men began their art dealing careers in the early 1950s working for their father James Green, before setting up in business together in Jermyn Street, specialising in Old Master and British paintings.

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Liquid gold ‘the smartest place to put your money’

25 March 2019

In the wake of record auction prices – the first £1m bottle of whisky and a $500,000 bottle of wine – four auction specialists discuss the lively market for fine and rare wines and whisky. Here, two whisky specialists outline the market trends: Graeme Maxwell of McTear's and Mark Littler, independent antiques and whisky broker.

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Affordable art: Three works priced under £2000 in regional auctions including a mixed media and collage on card by John Maxwell

25 March 2019

Three modestly valued works selling at regional sales under £2000, including a work by Scottish painter John Maxwell.

Bid Barometer

25 March 2019

ATG’s selection of auction lots bought by internet bidders on thesaleroom.com from the period March 14-20, 2019. This includes both the highest prices over estimate and the top prices paid online.

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PREVIEW: Auckland - Art and Object

25 March 2019

A collection of Antarctic books from the library of the author, explorer and historian Richard Reaney is to offered by Art and Object on April 11 in New Zealand.

Jaguar ready for Derby days

25 March 2019

Jaguar Fairs is launching a new biannual two-day antiques, collectors’ and vintage fair in Derby with the first to be held on Saturday and Sunday June 8-9 at the Derby Conference Centre.

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Bust stands proud in saleroom

25 March 2019

Early 20th century Italian sculpture attracts six-figure result in German auction house.

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Previews: £30,000 plus

25 March 2019

Our weekly selection from salerooms and dealerships.

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Nazi-looted painting seized by Adolf Hitler’s photographer finally handed back to heirs of original Jewish owners by German cathedral

21 March 2019

A cathedral in Germany has returned a painting that was seized by the Nazis in 1941 to the heirs of its original Jewish owners. The work had entered the collection of Adolf Hitler’s photographer Heinrich Hoffmann and was found among the numerous works he kept in a castle in Bavaria at the end of the Second World War.

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Beans means bucks at auction – Heinz forks out on 18ct gold baked bean

18 March 2019

Beans manufacturer Heinz has paid a hammer price of £750 at auction for a special issue 18ct gold baked bean.

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Pick of the week: Rarities point to the mystery Compass factory

18 March 2019

Three models from an English porcelain factory about which almost nothing is known surfaced for sale in East Sussex last week.

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The early bird sales at TEFAF Maastricht

18 March 2019

Eager buyers made a beeline for Delft fruits, a Renoir and Paul Storr silver candlesticks in the first few hours of TEFAF Maastricht this year.

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Candlestand bought at auction reunited with pair at York museum after half a century apart

18 March 2019

A pair of rare George II rosewood candlestands c.1745-60 has been reunited by Fairfax House in York after one of them was spotted at a Woolley & Wallis auction at the start of the year.

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The £14,000 folk art shop display certainly worth a butcher’s

18 March 2019

The exact function of carved and painted wood butcher’s shop dioramas is uncertain.

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Global Art Basel/UBS art market report finds five reasons to be cheerful

18 March 2019

The overall art and antiques market reported solid growth last year – though concerns about the year ahead clouded the responses to the 2019 Art Basel/UBS global art market survey.

News in Brief – including Lyon & Turnbull no longer selling antique items made from rhino horn

18 March 2019

A round-up of art and antiques news from the previous seven days, including Lyon & Turnbull no longer selling antique items made from rhino horn.

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Ice pick carried by geologist on Captain Scott's South Pole expedition sells for £22,000 at Cambridge auction

18 March 2019

The ice pick carried by geologist Frank Debenham (1883-1965) during the doomed Terra Nova British Antarctic Expedition of 1910-13 sold for £22,000 (plus buyer’s premium) at Cheffins earlier this month. The estimate was just £200-400.

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Precious metals prices: issue 2384

18 March 2019

On Friday, March 15, Michael Bloomstein of Brighton was paying the following for bulk scrap against a gold fix of: $1302.65 / €1153.67 / £981.85

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Viscountess Astor’s aquamarine jewel sparkles in Newbury

18 March 2019

An impressive Edwardian aquamarine and diamond brooch with a provenance to the first lady to take her seat as an MP in the UK sold for £54,000 (plus 25% buyer’s premium) at auction this month.

Cindy Manwaring brocante update

18 March 2019

In ATG No 2377 and 2379 we reported on forthcoming seaside brocantes in Whitstable run by Cindy Manwaring.

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