News in Brief


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Looks familiar…

09 December 2019

Dealer Jackie Harris of Puckhaber Decorative Antiques was on one of her regular buying trips to the South of France when she spotted a familiar face.

News In Brief – including Napoleon’s boots selling at auction

09 December 2019

A round-up of art and antiques news from the previous seven days, including the sale of leather riding boots owned by Napoleon at a Paris auction.

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News In Brief – including the latest comic book record in the US

02 December 2019

A round-up of art and antiques news from the previous seven days, including a record for Marvel Comics No 1 at Heritage Auctions.

News In Brief – including the launch of a GoFundMe page to help challenge a court ruling on the Ivory Act

25 November 2019

A round-up of art and antiques news from the previous seven days, including the launch of a GoFundMe page to gather donations to help pay for solicitor and barrister fees to appeal against a High Court ruling on the incoming Ivory Act.

News In Brief – including Derby saleroom being forced to close temporarily after flooding

18 November 2019

A round-up of art and antiques news from the previous seven days, including the saleroom of Bamfords in Derby being closed temporarily after heavy flooding.

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News in Brief - including an auction record for a copy of Charles Darwin’s On the Origin of Species

11 November 2019

A round-up of art and antiques news from the previous seven days, including a record for a copy of Charles Darwin’s On the Origin of Species.

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News In Brief – including an auction record for a Jane Austen letter

04 November 2019

A round-up of art and antiques news from the previous seven days, including a rare handwritten letter by Jane Austen setting a record at Bonhams.

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Golden toilet theft arrests

04 November 2019

Arrests have been made in relation to the theft of a solid 18ct gold toilet by artist Maurizio Cattelan.

News In Brief – including a French auction house opening an office in Morocco

28 October 2019

A round-up of art and antiques news from the previous seven days, including Artcurial opening a permanent office in Marrakesh and holding sales at the city’s famous La Mamounia hotel.

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News in Brief – including an export block for a Joseph Wright of Derby

21 October 2019

A round-up of art and antiques news from the previous seven days, including an export block for a Joseph Wright of Derby.

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News In Brief – including a Welsh religious picture saved for the nation

14 October 2019

A round-up of art and antiques news from the previous seven days, including The National Library of Wales buying an important Welsh painting ahead of it being sold at an auction in Cardiff.

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News In Brief - including a new fair from the former Masterpiece London chief executive

07 October 2019

Art adviser and former Masterpiece London chief executive Nazy Vassegh is planning a new art fair in May next year.

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News In Brief – including an early Islamic coin to be offered at auction with a £1.4m- 1.6m estimate

30 September 2019

A round-up of art and antiques news from the previous seven days, including the emergence of a rare Umayyad gold dinar dated 105AH (723AD) at auction.

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News In Brief – including the appointment of a new managing director at The Fine Art Society in London

23 September 2019

A round-up of art and antiques news from the previous seven days, including Rowena Morgan-Cox re-joining The Fine Art Society in London.

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My shoe is back – thanks ATG

16 September 2019

John Biggs Snr is celebrating the return of his stolen snuff shoe. The proprietor of dealer J Collins & Son in Bideford, Devon, was reunited with the French ebonised item by the police.

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News in Brief – including US auction house Freeman’s planned move

16 September 2019

A round-up of art and antiques news from the previous seven days, including US auction house Freeman’s plans to move in Philadelphia.

News in Brief – including an update on how to prepare for a no-deal Brexit

09 September 2019

A round-up of art and antiques news from the previous seven days, including trade associations urging their members to apply for the required permit to continue importing and exporting with EU countries ahead of a possible Brexit on October 31.

News In Brief – including a jewellery dealer supplying props to the new 'Downton Abbey' film

02 September 2019

A round-up of art and antiques news from the previous seven days, including news of three antique tiaras from jewellery dealer Bentley & Skinner feature in the new 'Downton Abbey' film.

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News In Brief – including Met museum consigning Chinese artworks to Sotheby's

26 August 2019

A round-up of art and antiques news from the previous seven days, including news of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York consigning a collection of more than 300 Chinese works of art to Sotheby’s.

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News In Brief – including the latest on a legal challenge to New York's ivory ban

19 August 2019

A round-up of art and antiques news from the previous seven days, including the latest development in a legal challenge to New York's ivory ban claiming it is unconstitutional.

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