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A c.1600-1610 elephant automaton clock

Elephant in the room: an exceptional clock

18 October 2021

A rare 17th century elephant automaton clock was the star of the Christie’s New York Exceptional sale when it sold at $2.15m (£1.58m) to a private buyer.

Henry Moore sculpture

Henry Moore heads strong Mod Brit showing

18 October 2021

Small bronzes form part of a group of sculptures underlining the market demand at regional salerooms.

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‘Poohsticks’ bridge will return to Hundred Acre Wood after auction

18 October 2021

The original ‘Poohsticks’ bridge from AA Milne’s Winnie-the-Pooh books is to return to the ‘Hundred Acre Wood’ after it was bought by Buckhurst Park estate owner Lord De La Warr.

Bernard Leach dish

British studio ceramics feature in US collection coming to auction

18 October 2021

The studio pottery collection of the late US dealer Dr John Driscoll will be offered at Phillips in conjunction with specialist Maak.

LAPADA Conference

Three things we learned at this year’s LAPADA Conference

14 October 2021

Dealers returned to London this week for the LAPADA Conference 2021 which had the theme of ‘Reset & Refresh’.

Jean-Léon Gérôme picture

Orientalist painting authenticated on BBC show 'Fake or Fortune?' heads to auction at Sotheby’s

13 October 2021

A picture bought for around £4000 and eventually authenticated on the BBC programme 'Fake or Fortune?' as by 19th-century French artist Jean-Léon Gérôme is to be offered at Sotheby’s with an estimate of £80,000-120,000.

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Maiolica dish makes £1.04m impact at auction

11 October 2021

An extremely rare and early Italian maiolica dish, discovered broken in pieces in a drawer, was hammered down at just over £1m at Lyon & Turnbull.

Breviary of Ludovico da Romagnano

Manuscript missing for 30 years returns to Italy

11 October 2021

Part of a medieval manuscript stolen in Italy more than 30 years ago has been returned with the help of London firm Bloomsbury Auctions.

British Guiana One-Cent Magenta

Stanley Gibbons starts shared ownership for collectables

11 October 2021

Stanley Gibbons’ plans to offer shares in the world’s most expensive stamp are set to become a reality with the launch of a new fractional ownership website.

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London bidders taken on an aesthetic odyssey

11 October 2021

A major collection of Victorian decorative art and pictures drew attention from both the trade and collectors at Christie’s, reaching a hammer total of £1 .7m (plus 25/20/14.5% buyer’s premium).

Mourning rings

Mourning glory: set of rings takes £31,000

11 October 2021

Gold and enamel mourning rings remembered at Birmingham auction.

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Battersea dealers delighted to be busy once again

11 October 2021

Exhibitors at The Decorative Antiques & Textiles Fair in Battersea Park celebrated a busy event, with opening day sales up by about 10% on the last fair held in January 2020.

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Versailles buys bust of royal surgeon

11 October 2021

The Château de Versailles in France has purchased a sculpture of Louis XIV’s (1643-1715) surgeon.

Rose and Gallichan's home

Victorian decorative art collection captures the imagination at Christie’s

07 October 2021

A major collection of Victorian decorative art and pictures drew attention from both the trade and collectors at Christie’s, reaching a hammer total of £1.7m (plus 25/20/14.5% buyer's premium).

Georges Mareschal

Versailles acquires bust of Sun King’s doctor from London dealer following TEFAF 2020 fair

06 October 2021

The Chateau de Versailles in France has purchased a sculpture of Louis XIV’s (1643-1715) surgeon.

Will Farmer

Clarice Cliff film role for Antiques Roadshow auctioneer

04 October 2021

Auctioneer Will Farmer will move from the small to the big screen this autumn when he appears in a new feature film on the life of Clarice Cliff.

Portrait of Sophocles

Art dealership Tomasso hit by break-in

04 October 2021

A group of sculptures and works of art has been stolen during an overnight raid at central London dealership Tomasso.

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One of the last people to see Capt Scott alive

04 October 2021

A fine lot of Polar memorabilia surfaced at Lockdales in Ipswich on September 24.

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Stroud Auction Rooms moves to new saleroom and changes name to Harper Field

04 October 2021

Stroud Auction Rooms is to rebrand and move to a new purpose-built saleroom.

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Lord Carrington becomes BADA honorary president

04 October 2021

The British Antique Dealers’ Association (BADA) has appointed Lord Carrington of Fulham as honorary president.

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