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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.

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.


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.


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.

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The legal impasse surrounding the restitution of thousands of historical documents and manuscripts from the scandal-hit Aristophil investment scheme was finally broken last week.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


Young dealer’s open-door policy

25 March 2017

Sixteen-year-old following family tradition launches his latest entrepreneurial initiative


Bidder goes wild about Wilde

25 March 2017

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


Piper plays an East Anglian tune

25 March 2017

Mod Brit artist who produced many local scenes is subject of Suffolk gallery show

Roman cast bronze ear

Previews: Up to £500

25 March 2017

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


Dealers aim for business boom

25 March 2017

Brothers Ben and Harry Tucker have given new meaning to the term ‘war cabinet’.


Writer remains true to type

25 March 2017

Typewriters on which famous books came into existence have featured on these pages before, but not for some time – and certainly not machines of a kind that that continue to be used by their owner to this day.

Professor Rachel Pownall

Professor Rachel Pownall: TEFAF report’s new author

25 March 2017

Since its launch in 2002 the TEFAF Art Market Report has established itself as the art and antiques trade’s key annual barometer of size and trends.

The SS Jerseymoor, a woodcut by Edward Wadsworth

International previews: Kaplan collection in Pennsylvania

25 March 2017

The diverse collection of Jeffrey M Kaplan is making various appearances under the hammer this spring.

Zeppelin by Ubelacker

International previews: Toys in New Jersey

25 March 2017

Past playthings by a host of famous vintage toy manufacturers will feature in the next Signature sale of Toys and Trains held by the specialist auction house Bertoia in Vineland, New Jersey, on March 25.

A tea cosy and purse presented to Lord Kitchener

Previews: £501 - £2000

25 March 2017

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

illuminated Gospels

10th century Gospels return to Germany at $3m

25 March 2017

Following a deal between the German state and specialist manuscripts dealer Les Enluminures, this 10th century illuminated Gospels created at Liesborn Abbey will return to Westphalia.


Celebration of textile designer Lucienne Day

25 March 2017

Textile designer Lucienne Day (1917-2010) was honorary president of the Textile Society from 1992-2002 and in 1993 she created an award in her name for innovative textile design.


Bonhams’ double 0 heaven

25 March 2017

A crease that runs around the lower part of the dust jacket detracts somewhat from the appeal of a first impression copy of the first of Ian Fleming’s Bond books, Casino Royale of 1953, but it sold for £16,000 in a March 1 sale held by Bonhams (25/20/12% buyer’s premium).