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Panticapaeum gold stater

Miniature masterpiece gold stater retakes title of the most expensive classical coin

29 May 2023

A Panticapaeum gold stater, struck in present day Crimea c.350-300BC, has regained the rank of the world’s most expensive classical coin.

Tipu Sultan’s bedchamber sword

Auction record for Tipu Sultan’s sword

29 May 2023

A sword taken from the Indian Muslim ruler Tipu Sultan when he was defeated and killed during the fourth Anglo-Mysore War was hammered down at £12m.

Elizabethan manuscript on cheese

Pick of the week: Cheesy does it for £45,000 Elizabethan manuscript at auction

29 May 2023

Leading the sale at Dominic Winter on May 17 was a highly unusual Elizabethan manuscript treatise on cheese and cheese making.

Norwich silver

Get a taste of silver from the Colman collection coming to auction in Essex

29 May 2023

Sworders’ next Fine Interiors sale includes a collection of Norwich 17th century silver assembled by one of East Anglia’s best-known families.

Marble stele

Stoclet Buddhist stele in high demand at auction

29 May 2023

This 2ft 7in (78cm) high white marble stele depicting the Buddhist goddess Guanyin on a lotus throne between two bodhisattva was carved in the Northern Qi dynasty.

Silver Tompian clock

Silver Tompion clock is the ‘best in private hands’

29 May 2023

Horology dealership Carter Marsh is bringing to market what it calls the most important English table clock it has ever handled.

First Folio

Is this a First Folio that I see before me sold at £6.25m?

29 May 2023

Peter Harrington Rare Books has sold a copy of Shakespeare’s First Folio with an asking price of £6.25m.

Jennifer Lee's pot

Latest Jennifer Lee top price at auction pushes studio potter close to Rie and Coper levels

29 May 2023

Mallams regained the record for a pot by Jennifer Lee (b.1956) on May 18 when a large asymmetrical vessel from c.1990 sold at £40,000 (plus 25% buyer’s premium).

Directors of Adrian Alan

Adrian Alan moves antiques gallery to Brighton

29 May 2023

Adrian Alan, a specialist in 19th century French furniture and objects, has left London for more spacious premises in Brighton.


Furniture that created a ‘new language for woodworking’

29 May 2023

Fresh-thinking range of furniture features in a four-day auction showcasing modern design styles


Nelson portrait in ‘warts and all’ fashion generates an extraordinary bidding battle

29 May 2023

Despite being a copy by a little-known Norfolk painter, ‘authentic’ portrait makes remarkable price


Silver owned by the 'Golden Ball' gambler who frittered away a fortune comes to auction

29 May 2023

This pair of silver wine decanter stands or bottle coasters by Philip Rundell (1746-1827) for Rundell, Bridge & Rundell, (London 1819 and 1820) sold for £10,500.


Expressionists emerge together

29 May 2023

Van Ham of Cologne is offering a work by the German Expressionist Otto Mueller on the occasion of its 500th sale: the painting Frau und Knabe (Woman and Boy) from 1922.

Milton Silverman

Some day your Prince will come – but he could also lead to a long and complicated copyright court case

29 May 2023

A lawyer writes: A Supreme Court judgment involves intriguing questions of image rights.


Galizia heads a selection of ‘Old Mistresses’ on offer at Vienna auction

29 May 2023

A previously undocumented painting, bought from an English dealer by a European collector in 1995, shines at Vienna sale.


Naval artist and shipbuilder go into battle together

29 May 2023

Bonhams’ (27.5/26/20/14.5% buyer’s premium) latest Marine sale was led by an elegant depiction of a famous naval battle between British and French ships that took place towards the end of the American War of Independence.


Charity shop Chinese jars find at £20 sells for £46,000

29 May 2023

This near pair of Qianlong mark and period doucai jars were a charity shop find for a keen-eyed London vendor.

Geerling And Van Der Land

ATG Letter: Claims of money laundering and terrorism funding just don’t add up

29 May 2023

The latest transnational operation to tackle cultural property crime raises serious concerns once again about claims from Europol and Interpol.


Previews: issue 2595

29 May 2023

Our selection of 12 upcoming lots at UK auctions.


How Omega pottery became a part of the Bloomsbury Group story

29 May 2023

Estimated at £20-40, this large ‘continental’ turquoise-glazed bowl sold for a surprise £5800 at Tayler & Fletcher (21% buyer’s premium) in the Cotswolds.