International (print edition)


Bulldog advertising sign lights up the saleroom

24 June 2024

It is safe to say that nowadays the image of a smoking dog would find little favour with animal rights activists or for that matter with the current (for now) UK Prime Minister.


Bidders go for Subleyras link

24 June 2024

On May 28 in Bruges, Carlo Bonte (28% buyer’s premium) offered The Hermit, Brother Luce, an oil study attributed to the French late Baroque painter Pierre Hubert Subleyras (1699-1749).


Artist not confirmed but Old Master tells a Florentine family history tale

24 June 2024

While the identity of the main artist was up for debate, the impressive ownership of a work sold in Austria was not in doubt


How US troops stormed ashore on D-Day with a travel guide

24 June 2024

The Ivoire Clermont-Ferrand auction house in France has organised themed sales based around the famous Michelin Guide for 25 years with its specialist Pierre Gabriel Gonzalès.


Old Master by unknown painter causes a stir as Bavarian collection comes to auction

24 June 2024

On May 8, Neumeister (30% buyer’s premium) in Munich sold the collection of Hans Constantin Faussner, a Bavarian lawyer and art collector.


Fish market scene catches the eye

24 June 2024

A monumental painting of a fish market soared to unexpected heights at the May 16 auction at Lempertz (26% buyer’s premium) in Cologne.


Menzel’s Moroccans became a timely work

24 June 2024

June 2, 1878, began as a normal day in the varied life of the German artist Adolph von Menzel.


Highlights: a recent selection of stand-out lots sold at auction

24 June 2024

This recently discovered example of the iconic Bauhaus tea-infuser, designed by Marianne Brandt in 1924, on offer at Lempertz on May 15 for €200,000, was knocked down to the Hamburg Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe (Museum for Art and Industry) for €260,000 (£222,220).


Best of British: Bullock longcase on offer in Heidelberg

17 June 2024

If proof were needed that regional British clockmakers were as capable of making impressive works as those of London colleagues, then an 18th century longcase clock being sold by Metz on July 19-20 in Heidelberg without reserve, provides it.


Prophet and profits of horology auctions held in Germany and Switzerland

17 June 2024

Moses automaton watch is one of the stand-out hammer highlights in recent sales


Make a racket about a super collection of tennis posters

10 June 2024

Extensive collection on tennis theme inlcudes early Wimbledon designs and Broders view of Monte Carlo


In the embrace of Nathaniel Marchant

10 June 2024

This gold-mounted carnelian intaglio ring depicting classical profiles of Cupid and Psyche embracing is signed in mirror image capitals for Nathaniel Marchant (1739-1816).


Cheuret heron theme console table fits the bill

10 June 2024

During his lifetime relatively little was written about the work of Albert Cheuret (1884-1966).


Well-known Sèvres service depicting dashing warriors delights bidders in Massachusetts

10 June 2024

A set of 10 plates from a well-documented Sèvres service from the July Monarchy period emerged for sale at Tremont Auctions (27% buyer’s premium) in Sudbury, Massachusetts, on June 2.


Auction audience avid as Chinese export oil comes to the rostrum

10 June 2024

A Chinese export oil showing a Qing emperor at court led a single-owner dispersal at Tremont Auctions (27% buyer’s premium) in Sudbury, Massachusetts, on May 5.


Bidders spot a Limoges production

10 June 2024

A lot catalogued simply as a ’French gilt bronze figure of Madonna and Child’ proved the highlight of the Furniture, Art & Asian auction at Clars (28% buyer’s premium) in Oakland, California, on May 17.


Meissen designer Kaendler in his element

10 June 2024

Among the most recognisable output of the Meissen factory are the ‘Elements’ ewers, the set of four emblematic of Earth, Air, Water and Fire that were designed by Johann Joachim Kaendler in 1741.


It’s a wrap at $120,000 as Qing knotted cloth vase shines in LA

10 June 2024

A Qing vase later converted to a lamp sailed beyond expectations at an Andrew Jones Collections & Estates sale.


Strumming clown makes a lunar tick

03 June 2024

This 1890s automaton made by Vichy (France) is known as Pierrot Serenading the Moon and is considered a signature model of the firm.


French magic lantern and camera lens impress in Texas

03 June 2024

The French toymaker Georges Carette (1861-1954) is thought to have learned how to make magic lanterns from the Paris specialist maker August Lapierre.