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Rubens painting

Rubens heads New York’s Old Master series

30 January 2023

A painting by Peter Paul Rubens (1577-1640) from the collection of the divorcing couple Mark Fisch and Rachel Davidson led the latest series of Old Master sales in New York.

Maltese coffee pot

Maltese coffee pot at Salisbury auction shows appeal of island life

30 January 2023

Italianate coffee pots and covered sugar basins are the most recognisable domestic forms in Maltese silver. And they are much coveted.

Louis XV commode

Battersea Decorative Antiques and Textiles Fair’s busy opening day heralds strong sales

30 January 2023

A Louis XV commode decorated c.1975 with shells by the designer Anthony Redmile was among the standout sales at the Decorative Antiques and Textiles Fair’s opening day.

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Some that will stay and some that got away

30 January 2023

Six artworks including two Gould albums ‘saved for the nation’ according to latest DCMS report

Giulio Asistide Sartorio pictures

Frieze master: dealer sells Sartorios to the D’Orsay

30 January 2023

The Musée d’Orsay in Paris has acquired two large paintings by Giulio Aristide Sartorio (1860-1932) from Rome dealership Antonacci Lapiccirella.

Regimental officers’ dirk

‘We want to put militaria first’ in the US say UK auction house

30 January 2023

Kent auction house C&T has set up a US operation for militaria consignments.

Silver teapot

Dedicated Indian Raj silver auctions launched

30 January 2023

Chiswick Auctions will conduct what it believes is the first ever auction devoted to Indian and Burmese silver of the Raj period on February 14.

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Chorley’s to sell Henry Sandon study collection

30 January 2023

Ceramics specialist Henry Sandon (b.1928) will offer his private collection at auction at Chorley’s in April.

Gould drawing

English School double portrait and Gould watercolours are among the latest artworks to be saved by the nation

26 January 2023

Six artworks are set to be saved for the nation according to the latest Exports of Objects of Cultural Interest report.

Henry Sandon

Antiques Roadshow expert Henry Sandon to sell private collection at auction

24 January 2023

Ceramics specialist Henry Sandon (b.1928) will offer his private collection at auction at Chorley’s in April.

London Art Week

Summer fair turmoil: London Art Week steps up to fill the void

23 January 2023

London Art Week (LAW), which has announced dates for its summer edition, is welcoming dealers from cancelled summer events and plans to expand.

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Banner marking abolition of slavery bought at London auction

23 January 2023

Anti-slavery objects are enjoying a particularly strong moment in the market.

Louvre Museum, Paris

Auction sales bonanza in France

23 January 2023

At least five leading auction houses posted their best-ever annual figures in France for 2022, while others boasted exceptional sales during the year.

Adrian Biddell, Janet Rady and Maryam Daoudi

Olympia Auctions expands its team

23 January 2023

Three former Chiswick Auctions’ picture specialists have joined west London saleroom Olympia Auctions.

Diocletian gold 10 aurei coin

Roman medallion masterpiece claims imperial coin record

23 January 2023

A spectacular Roman gold medallion took a record price at the latest New York International Numismatic Convention (NYINC).

Guangxu kamcheng

Straits Settlement new high set at Singapore auction

23 January 2023

A record for Peranakan or Straits Settlement porcelain was set at an auction in Singapore when a Guangxu kamcheng took Sin$74,000 (£46,000).

Breeches Bible

‘Breeches’ Bible buoyant in Belfast with alluring New World pilgrim provenance

23 January 2023

Copies of the 1615 reprint of the Geneva or ‘Breeches’ Bible are not too scarce.

Commemorative glove

Remarkable archive of Quaker whaling family comes to Surrey auction

23 January 2023

The visit of ‘Revolutionary Wars’ hero Gilbert du Motler, the Marquis of Lafayette, to the US in 1824 spawned a large number of commemoratives.

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Hidden in a forest, now Munch work emerges

23 January 2023

An Edvard Munch (1863-1944) picture last on the market 89 years ago, which had been hidden from the Nazis during the Second World War, is to be offered at Sotheby’s with a £12m-20m estimate.

Dance on the Beach by Munch

Edvard Munch painting hidden from Nazis in a Norwegian forest to be auctioned

17 January 2023

An Edvard Munch (1863-1944) picture last on the market 89 years ago, which had been hidden from the Nazis during the war, is to be offered at Sotheby’s with a $15m-25m estimate.

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