News in Brief


Fabergé pieces

News In Brief – including news of the sale of the Fabergé collection of the late Harry Woolf

18 October 2021

A round-up of art and antiques news from the previous seven days, including news of a dedicated sale of Fabergé works of art at Christie’s.

James Tissot's Quiet

News In Brief – including news of The Ulster Museum acquiring a portrait by James Tissot

11 October 2021

A round-up of art and antiques news from the previous seven days, including news of The Ulster Museum acquiring a portrait by Tissot via the government’s Acceptance in Lieu Scheme.

Britihs Museum exhibits

News In Brief – including a new exhibition by the Oriental Ceramic Society

04 October 2021

A round-up of art and antiques news from the previous seven days, including an exhibition by the Oriental Ceramic Society.

Gilgamesh Dream tablet

News In Brief – including the return of a Gilgamesh Dream tablet to Iraq

27 September 2021

A round-up of art and antiques news from the previous seven days, including the the return of a 3600-year-old tablet showing part of the Epic of Gilgamesh being handed back to Iraq by the US.

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News In Brief – including the outcome of the Guennol Stargazer court case in New York

20 September 2021

A round-up of art and antiques news from the previous seven days, including the US ruling on whether Turkey could take ownership of the Guennol Stargazer.

Jade collection

News In Brief – including the conviction of a family behind the theft of Chinese jades

13 September 2021

A round-up of art and antiques news from the previous seven days, including an update on the theft of £1.7m of Chinese jades.

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News In Brief – including the auction of medals once belonging to controversial media mogul Robert Maxwell

06 September 2021

A round-up of art and antiques news from the previous seven days, including news of a group of medals once belonging to Robert Maxwell coming to auction.

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News In Brief – including news of the New York book fair being postponed

30 August 2021

A round-up of art and antiques news from the previous seven days, including news of a the New York International Antiquarian Book Fair (NYIABF) being cancelled because of the ongoing pandemic.

Gold coin

News In Brief – including news of a rare Anglo-Saxon gold coin discovered by a metal detectorist coming to auction

23 August 2021

A round-up of art and antiques news from the previous seven days, including news of a Saxon gold coin expected to fetch up to £200,000 at an upcoming sale.

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News In Brief – including news of a merger of design auction houses in the US

16 August 2021

A round-up of art and antiques news from the previous seven days, including news of Rago Wright buying LA Modern Auctions.

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News In Brief – including news of a UK restorer facing an antiquities investigation

09 August 2021

A round-up of art and antiques news from the previous seven days, including news of a UK restorer facing an antiquities charge in the US.

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News In Brief – including the National Gallery buying Thomas Lawrence's ‘The Red Boy’

26 July 2021

A round-up of art and antiques news from the previous seven days, including the National Gallery acquiring a well known portrait by Sir Thomas Lawrence (1769-1830).

Peace medal

News In Brief – including news of a 'peace medal’ bought by a US museum

19 July 2021

A round-up of art and antiques news from the previous seven days, including news of Colonial Williamsburg buying a Washington ‘Indian peace medal’.

Carved limewood cravat

News In Brief – including a new Grinling Gibbons exhibition

12 July 2021

A round-up of art and antiques news from the previous seven days, including news of Bonhams' exhibition on Grinling Gibbons.

Silver Ford car

The Ford Escort – a fairytale gift

05 July 2021

This Ford Escort once owned by Diana, Princess of Wales, has been bought by a museum in Chile.

Photo London

News In Brief – including a new date for Photo London fair

05 July 2021

A round-up of art and antiques news from the previous seven days, including news of a new date in September for the Photo London fair.

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News In Brief – including Aaron Dean joining Adam Partridge

28 June 2021

A round-up of art and antiques news from the previous seven days, including news of Aaron Dean joining Adam Partridge.

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News In Brief – including news of the sale of an infamous US forgery

21 June 2021

A round-up of art and antiques news from the previous seven days, including news of the sale of the ‘Oath of a Freeman’.

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News In Brief – including news of The Decorative Antiques & Textiles Fair returning to Battersea

14 June 2021

A round-up of art and antiques news from the previous seven days, including news of The Decorative Antiques & Textiles Fair returning to Battersea this autumn.

Howard chairs

News In Brief – including news of works from Lorfords in Tetbury offered at Bonhams

07 June 2021

A round-up of art and antiques news from the previous seven days, including news of a Bonhams auction of items from dealers Lorfords in Tetbury.

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