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Time for a weaving do: Asian art dealer celebrates Japanese bamboo art in latest exhibition

29 May 2023

A London exhibition highlights the intricate art form that uses Japanese bamboo.


ATG Letter: Government should reconsider ill-thought-out ivory rules

29 May 2023

This week we have heard that the government plans to ‘extend the Ivory ban’. It has been reported in the press, on the radio and on television.

Picture by Fabius Brest

Bid Barometer: issue 2595

29 May 2023

ATG’s pick of auction lots bought by internet bidders on, featuring both the highest prices over-estimate and the top prices paid online.


Wooden netsuke achieve top prices at Viennese auction house

29 May 2023

Wooden examples of the art of netsuke are now the focus of collectors following ivory restrictions.


Chinese teapot with Dutch touch

29 May 2023

This rare Chinese export teapot, cover and stand is painted with the arms and motto of the Dutch Republic and the cypher of the Verenigde Oost Indische Compagnie – better known as the Dutch East India Company.


Precious metals prices: issue 2595

29 May 2023

On Friday, May 26, Michael Bloomstein of Brighton was paying the following for bulk scrap against a gold fix of: $1960.40 €1821.92 £1580.97


Business booms as stars align for Cooper fairs

29 May 2023

Cooper Events is experiencing something of a boom time with 10% attendance increase.


Hungary's Munkácsy bid to more than three times estimate at Swiss auction

29 May 2023

Like many of his colleagues, the Hungarian painter Mihály Munkácsy (1844-1900) visited the major art centres of his day, such as Munich and Düsseldorf, before finally settling in Paris in 1871.


German artist Scholz's 'scandalous' picture takes six-figure sum at auction

29 May 2023

Berlin is obviously a good place to sell paintings by the German artist Georg Scholz (1890-1945), one of the leading representatives of Neue Sachlichkeit (new objectivity).


The web shop window: An Edwardian table croquet set

29 May 2023

Thousands of items are available to buy from dealers online.


News in brief including Artist’s Resale Right (ARR) remaining in UK law

29 May 2023

A round-up of art and antiques news from the previous seven days, including news that Artist’s Resale Right (ARR) will remain in force within UK law.


Beckmann's depiction of friend’s family comes to Munich auction

29 May 2023

Known for his countless self-portraits, second only in number to Rembrandt, and a distinctive style often with somewhat sinister undertones, Max Beckmann also created some surprising works.


Conan Doyle celebrated in Chicago

29 May 2023

‘Sherlockian scholar’ is the term Potter & Potter (20% buyer’s premium) uses to describe Robert Hess.


Art dealer Moore-Gwyn takes radical approach for latest exhibition

29 May 2023

'A Wagon on the Street at Kingston, Sussex', c.1906, is one of two pictures by Robert Bevan (1865-1925) included in Harry Moore-Gwyn’s latest exhibition.


Franco-Turkish artist Hamdi Bey's 'fashionable' picture takes €1m at auction

29 May 2023

Top lot of Dorotheum’s (25/20.84% buyer’s premium) Viennese sale of 19th century paintings on May 2 lived up to its expectations.

British and Irish book auctions, May 30-June 16

29 May 2023

Our regular listing of UK and Irish book auctions

Mark Jameson

5 Questions with marine salvage specialist Mark Jameson of Trinity Marine

29 May 2023

Mark Jameson owns Trinity Marine, a specialist in salvaging fittings and fixtures of ocean liners and warships.


Member of French clockmaking dynasty to feature in German auction

29 May 2023

The signature Fortin à Paris on the dial of this 21in (53cm) high marble and gilt bronze clock shows that it was made by a member of one of the most prominent Parisian clockmaker dynasties of the 18th century.


Picnic plans for dealers ahead of Arthur Swallow Fairs' new Cirencester Park event

29 May 2023

Adam Hills of Retrouvius, the London shop and studio specialising in architectural salvage, has 35 ex-University of Nottingham large oak refectory tables and benches with hand-carved details to shift.

Owners of Sherborne Antiques Market

Sherborne Antiques Market full of success stories

29 May 2023

A tribal art specialist, who started his career as a schoolboy, is one of 38 dealers at this thriving Dorset centre.