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Prince Albert’s royal dressing gown to return to palace after auction

13 August 2019

A dressing gown worn by Queen Victoria’s husband Prince Albert (1819-61) has been bought by the Historic Royal Palaces and will go on display at Kensington Palace.

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Records tumble in sizzling summer sales

12 August 2019

The sale of a £200,000 Chinese vase in Suffolk completed a trio of house records across the regions that belied the usually quiet auction season.

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Dealer offers cup awarded to Peterloo magistrate who beat demonstrators with stick

12 August 2019

Wick Antiques has on offer a monumental silver-gilt cup and cover presented to Ralph Fletcher (1757-1832), who is remembered for his actions during the ‘Peterloo Massacre’.

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Fresh ‘Constable sketch’ emerges from Holland Park home

12 August 2019

A sketch attributed to John Constable (1776-1837) uncovered in a Holland Park home is to be offered at auction in Maidenhead – the latest in a string of Constable sketch discoveries.

Art Fund awards boost collecting cash at museums

12 August 2019

A curator of archaeology at the Yorkshire Museum in York and an assistant curator of ceramics at The Potteries Museum & Art Gallery in Stoke-on-Trent are among the winners of the Art Fund’s latest annual New Collecting Awards.

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ARTIST'S RESALE RIGHT: The ‘rights and wrongs’ of law on resale duties

12 August 2019

New data has been released on the collection of fees for Artist’s Resale Right (ARR) but the art market remains split on its view of the levy.

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Wright Marshall fine art division closes down

12 August 2019

The fine art division of auction house Wright Marshall ceased to operate from August 9 after the administrators of the Knutsford firm could not secure a buyer, write Laura Chesters and Noelle McElhatton.

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Wright Marshall’s fine art auction business to close as no buyer found

08 August 2019

The fine art division of auction house Wright Marshall will cease to operate after August 9 (tomorrow) after the administrators of the Knutsford firm were not able to secure a buyer.

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Museum curators win funding to bolster collections including antique coins, ceramics and works on paper

07 August 2019

A curator of archaeology at the Yorkshire Museum in York and an assistant curator of ceramics at The Potteries Museum & Art Gallery in Stoke-on-Trent are among the winners of theArt Fund’s latest annual New Collecting Awards.

DNW challenges status quo with premium rise at numismatic sales

05 August 2019

Dix Noonan Webb (DNW) has become the first UK numismatics auction house to set its buyer’s premium beyond 20%. The London coins, medal and jewellery specialist will charge a premium of 24% from September.

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Yongzheng perfection sets house record in Bath

05 August 2019

Aldridges of Bath smashed its house record last week with the sale of a Yongzheng mark and period bowl for £220,000 (plus 20% buyer’s premium). It had come for sale following a routine house call.

Gold hits all-time high in UK

05 August 2019

Against the backdrop of a weakening pound, the price of gold in the UK has hit an all-time high.

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‘A missing piece of British literary history’

05 August 2019

Sitter rather than artist determined the value of an otherwise unassuming portrait that came up at Wotton Auction Rooms’ latest sale.

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Stolen snuff shoe recovered after ATG article

05 August 2019

A snuff shoe stolen from a stand at a fair in June has been recovered following an ATG article alerting the trade.

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In the footsteps of Clarion, MAD begins NEC tenure

05 August 2019

An Art Deco bronze by Demétre Chiparus (1886-1947) sold for more than £20,000 at the latest 'Art and Antiques for Everyone' fair – the first edition under the management of MAD Events.

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Leica gun has house record in its sights

05 August 2019

A ‘photo gun’ inspired by an African explorer has been snapped up for £138,000 (plus 17.5% buyer’s premium) at Special Auction Services, setting a house record for the Newbury saleroom, writes Tom Derbyshire.

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Thai silver tea kettle bid to triple estimate at Leicestershire auction

05 August 2019

An exceptional example of Thai silversmithing has sold for £13,500 (plus 17.5% buyer’s premium) in Leicestershire.

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Portrait of poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge raises £51,000 at Gloucestershire auction

05 August 2019

It was a case of sitter rather than artist determining the value of an otherwise unassuming portrait that came up at Wotton Auction Rooms’ latest sale.

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Greene doll’s house travels well in Kilkenny

05 August 2019

An English travelling doll’s house, made in 1810 to entertain children on long journeys, sold for €48,000/£42,800 (plus 22% buyer’s premium) at Fonsie Mealy in Kilkenny, writes Noelle McElhatton.

Antiques helped boost UK retail sales in June says ONS

05 August 2019

Second-hand goods including antiques have helped boost retail sales in June according to the latest figures from the Office of National Statistics.

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