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Indian bidding lifts Dreweatts picture sale as two works make over £200,000

14 June 2024

Two pictures by British artists with strong Indian connections sold for record sums at Dreweatts after drawing interest from sub-Continent.

Jean Simeon Chardin still life

Chardin still life raises bar for an Old Master in France

13 June 2024

Christie’s set a record for any Old Master sold in France when a still-life by Jean Simeon Chardin (1699-1779) made €23m (£19.4m) at an auction in Paris on June 12, selling to a European collector.

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Ottoman tile packs in power of tiger and leopard

10 June 2024

This large 12in (30cm) hexagonal painted fritware tile from 16th century Damascus is decorated with one of the most recognisable Ottoman decorative motifs - the çintamani pattern.

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New saleroom Azca launches in west London with Indian and Islamic selection

10 June 2024

London has a new boutique auction house with the launch this month of Azca Auctions in Hammersmith, west London.

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Christie’s reassures clients over personal data after cyber attack

10 June 2024

Christie’s says has it has seen no “evidence to suggest that personal information has been published or misused” following the cyber-attack that brought down its website.

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Police recover more TEFAF stolen diamonds

10 June 2024

Police in the Netherlands have confirmed they have recovered two more diamonds stolen by armed robbers from The European Art Fair (TEFAF) in 2022.

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Jobs to be cut across the big London auction firms

10 June 2024

Sotheby’s, Christie’s and Bonhams are all undertaking rounds of redundancies.

Boba Fett action figure

Star Wars figure becomes most expensive vintage toy

07 June 2024

Boba Fett action figure takes toy record from a diamond-wearing Barbie doll

Oswald Birley portrait

Portrait of doomed naval commander makes second highest auction price for Oswald Birley

06 June 2024

Just three crew members survived out of 1418 after HMS Hood was sunk on May 24, 1941, after a ferocious and brief exchange of gunfire with German battleship Bismarck.

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Marble reliefs impress at sale of George Farrow collection at Roseberys

04 June 2024

The ornate collection of 567 lots including tapestries and bronze sculptures from China, the Middle East and Europe went under the hammer at the London auction house

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Chess set inspired by 1980s strike goes on display at National Coal Mining Museum

04 June 2024

Pieces feature key political figures such as Margaret Thatcher and Neil Kinnock

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Museum makes $500,000 from auction guarantees

03 June 2024

A museum in the US has revealed that it made $500,000 by acting as a third-party guarantor at high-profile sales.

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Striking Victorian seascape fetches over 20 times estimate

31 May 2024

When the industrialist Fred Cooper and his family moved into The Grange in Perton in 1969, the South Staffordshire country house came already furnished with a notable collection.

Churchill's pocket watch

Pocket watch linking two prime ministers more than doubles estimate at Berkshire auction

30 May 2024

A pocket watch given to Sir Winston Churchill by Henry Herbert Asquith for Christmas in 1905 sold for £76,000 (plus 25% buyer’s premium) at Berkshire auction house Dawsons.

Cartier brooches

Art Deco brooches inspired by Eltham Palace emerge at Newbury auction

30 May 2024

Two Cartier brooches commissioned for Lady Courtauld and presented to her by her husband Sir Stephen Courtauld, with designs inspired by their Eltham Palace home, have come for sale at Dreweatts.

Limoges panel

Super Bowl founder’s Limoges plaques fly to 34 times estimate in Florida auction

29 May 2024

An exceptional pair of 16th century Limoges enamels attracted remarkable interest after emerging for sale in Florida.

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US Medal of Honor awarded to Ukrainian soldier to be auctioned for charity

29 May 2024

The only US Medal of Honor ever awarded to a Ukrainian soldier is being sold to aid Ukrainian humanitarian efforts.

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Auction firms team up for ceramics sale

27 May 2024

Dreweatts and Christie’s will jointly sell the Stanley Goldfein collection of ceramics across two sales this year.

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Lighthouse clock right on time in Norfolk auction

27 May 2024

One lot entered into TW Gaze’s dedicated Clocks & Watches auction in Diss on May 16 caused a wave of interest among maritime historians.

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Chinese wine warmers proved hot stuff to sell at nearly 33 times the top estimate

27 May 2024

Roseberys and Dreweatts both posted two six-figure prices during the spring round of UK regional Asian art sales.

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