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Trade warned to be prepared for card fee changes

06 November 2017

Auctioneers and dealers should prepare for the end of credit card surcharges from January 2018, a business trade body has warned.

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Spains Hall sofa sold for £140,000 at Bonhams

06 November 2017

Bonhams’ Important Design sale in Bond Street on October 25 included this George III mahogany hall settee in the manner of William and John Linnell. Estimated at £8000- 12,000, it sold at £140,000 (plus premium), writes Roland Arkell.

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Persepolis relief seized in New York

06 November 2017

The ownership of a Persian limestone relief sculpture from Persepolis is under investigation by the Manhattan district attorney’s office after it was seized from the stand of Rupert Wace Ancient Art at TEFAF New York.

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Duke’s reviews due diligence over Wallis fakes

06 November 2017

Dorchester auctioneer Duke’s said it has changed its due diligence procedures after advertising fake works it claimed were by Cornish artist Alfred Wallis (1855-1942).

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Great War troops painting could be a new dawn at auction for Nevinson

06 November 2017

'A Dawn', a 1914 picture by CRW Nevinson (1889-1946) in his trademark Vorticist style has been consigned to Sotheby's from a private source.

TEFAF Maastricht 2016

TEFAF backs tribal gathering for 2018 edition

30 October 2017

TEFAF Maastricht has added ‘TEFAF Tribal’ as a new category to its 2018 edition in a move that points to the ongoing strength of the tribal art market.

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Louvre aims to buy £8m Book of Hours

30 October 2017

The Louvre museum in Paris is hoping to raise more than £8m to buy a jewel-encrusted Book of Hours.

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‘Looted’ vases row reflects antiquities trade pitfalls

30 October 2017

A dispute over two 4th century BC Grecian vases offered at Frieze Masters in London by a Swiss dealer is the latest case highlighting the complexity of the ownership of antiquities.

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Handy guide to have in Catalan if you happen to be declaring independence

30 October 2017

A good-conduct guide for princes and rulers that focuses on the government of self, the family and the civil authorities proved particularly topical at a New York auction on October 17.

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BADA in bid to attract more auctioneers-turned-dealers

30 October 2017

Dealer body BADA is to relax its length-of-service rules of membership to encourage applications from former auctioneers.

California court

Trade wins clarification over California law

23 October 2017

A coalition of auction houses and book dealers has succeeded in rewording a controversial new law governing the sale of autographed collectables in California.

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Japanese arms come via Holland to Cheltenham

23 October 2017

Mallams will sell a significant Dutch collection of Japanese swords and armour as part of this week’s auction of Chinese, Japanese, Indian and Islamic Art in Cheltenham on October 25-26.

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Camille Claudel family collection comes to auction

23 October 2017

Paris saleroom Artcurial will offer a group of 20 works from the family of Camille Claudel (1864-1943) for sale on November 27.

Home office

Home Office reloads firearm consultation over legal definition of ‘antique’

23 October 2017

Fresh views are being sought over the legal definition of ‘antique’ as police voice gun crime fears.

Auction houses probed in report by elephant ivory pressure group

23 October 2017

A new report into the sale of ivory at UK auctions claims to have found “widespread flouting of the law by many auction houses”.

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Olympia fair welcomes venue redevelopment

16 October 2017

Clarion Events has welcomed the news that the Olympia exhibition site is to be redeveloped.

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Ivory threat: how to respond…

16 October 2017

The art market’s trade bodies have issued guidance to their members on how to respond to the government’s consultation on ivory, launched on October 6.

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NAVA launches ivory ‘amnesty’ scheme

16 October 2017

Auctioneer association NAVA Propertymark is partnering with Border Force on a so-called amnesty scheme for items made from endangered species.

LAPADA seeks chief to stand up for the trade

16 October 2017

LAPADA has begun the search for a new chief executive after the resignation of Rebecca Davies, prioritising a candidate’s ability to represent the trade’s interests to government.

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Dreweatts set third Mallett stock sale date

16 October 2017

Newly-independent Dreweatts will hold a third – and probably final – Mallett stock sale from Donnington Priory next month.

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