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Second ‘lost’ Marlborough gem sparkles in Cambridge

23 December 2019

An intaglio ring became the second of the ‘lost’ Marlborough jewels to surface at auction in 2019 when it sold for £36,000 (plus 22.5% premium) in Cambridge.

HMRC promises guidance ahead of anti-money laundering changes

23 December 2019

HMRC is to update UK art market professionals with guidance and webinars in January ahead of the introduction of new anti-money laundering legislation.

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Cocteau ceramics price pushes the goat out

23 December 2019

In the 130th anniversary year of the birth of Jean Cocteau (1889-1963), a collection of ceramics by the leading figure of the French avant-garde was a sell-out at Bonhams’ Prints and Multiples sale on December 11-12.

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Stewart-Lockhart leaves auction house Woolley & Wallis and Lamond joins

16 December 2019

Jeremy Lamond, former director of Halls, will be joining auction house Woolley & Wallis at the end of March 2020 as head of the valuations department and associate director.

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Colonial North America discoveries put Scottish saleroom on the map

16 December 2019

Two key early maps of colonial North America were offered for sale at Ramsay Cornish in Edinburgh on December 7.

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Seasonal good cheer for BADA specialists after strong sales

16 December 2019

Two leading BADA members have reported strong sales to close out the year.

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Sotheby’s wins court case over a disputed €10m ‘Frans Hals’ painting

11 December 2019

Auction house Sotheby’s has won its case against Fairlight Art Ventures, the former business partner of Old Master picture dealer Mark Weiss, over a Frans Hals (1582-1666) painting that the auction house now deems is a fake.

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Old Master’s new look: Met Museum pays €5m after X-ray reveals the original work

09 December 2019

In the third multi-million-pound sale this year of a rediscovered Old Master at a provincial French auction house, a late Gothic panel offered at Cortot & Associés of Dijon brought a dramatic competition late last month.

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Pick of the week: Corking silver piece of Irish rebel memorabilia

09 December 2019

This rare piece of Cork silver of Irish Republican interest sold for £4000 (plus 23% premium) at Sworders latest sale.

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Daoguang vase up to the mark after lengthy bidding battle

09 December 2019

After a 17-minute bidding battle, a Chinese blue and white bottle vase with a Daoguang (1820-50) six-character seal mark was hammered down for £270,000 at Gorringe’s in Lewes, East Sussex.

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Olympia fair to run over two weekends for 2020

09 December 2019

The next staging of the venerable Art & Antiques Fair Olympia will run longer to incorporate two weekends.

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Miracles of Saint Clare lift Old Masters series

09 December 2019

Two recently restituted panels by Sienese artist Giovanni di Paolo (c.1399-1482) lifted the latest series of Old Master auctions in London.

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Warm reception for Mengs and Cantagalli on London’s winter stage

09 December 2019

An autograph painting by German artist Anton Raphael Mengs (1728-79) was one of the stand-out sales during London Art Week (LAW).

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Last Baldwin to work for the coin firm retires

09 December 2019

Edward Baldwin, fourth generation and the last of the Baldwin clan to work for coin and medal dealership AH Baldwin & Sons has retired from the firm.

Howard Walwyn and Ashley Gray voted to BADA council

09 December 2019

Ashley Gray, dealer in post-war fashion illustration, and clock dealer Howard Walwyn have joined BADA’s ruling council.

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Fair to the environment – IACF chooses compostable bags

09 December 2019

The UK’s largest antiques fair organiser, International Antiques & Collectors Fairs (IACF), is switching from plastic to recyclable bags which will be handed out at its 40 fairs around the country, writes Noelle McElhatton.

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‘Less is more’ idea drives new selling and buying website

09 December 2019

A new website founded by two dealers aims to offer a “user-friendly” hub for buying and selling art and antiques.

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Election winners: Ashley Gray and Howard Walwyn voted onto BADA’s council

06 December 2019

Ashley Gray of modern textile and fashion illustration dealer Gray MCA, along with horology dealer Howard Walwyn, have joined BADA’s ruling council, with Gray urging members to look beyond traditional antiques for the association’s future growth.

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IACF switches to compostable bags at fairs in green push

05 December 2019

The UK’s largest antiques fair organiser, International Antiques & Collectors Fairs (IACF), is switching from plastic to recyclable bags handed out at its 40 fairs around the country, starting this week at Newark.

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Adam Partridge opens a third saleroom in Preston

02 December 2019

Adam Partridge Auctioneers & Valuers has opened its third saleroom in the north-west and hired new staff to target consignments from the Lancashire and Lake District areas.

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