UK

The United Kingdom accounts for more than one fifth of the global art market sales and is the second biggest art market after the US.

Through auctioneers, dealers, fairs and markets - and a burgeoning online sector - buyers, collectors and sellers of art and antiques can easily access a vibrant network of intermediaries and events around the country. The UK's museums also house a wealth of impressive collections

Mouseman powder bowl

Mouseman powder bowl stars in our pick of five auction highlights

25 June 2021

ATG’s weekly selection of items that caught bidders’ eyes includes one of Robert ‘Mouseman’ Thompson’s smaller decorative pieces that made over three-times estimate in Yorkshire.

Cutlers' Hall in Sheffield.

Cutlers' Hall in Sheffield calls for help to recover stolen silver

24 June 2021

A group of silver and silver plate items have been stolen from the Cutlers' Hall in Sheffield and police are seeking information on the incident.

Carey Young and David Maskill

From Somerset to New Zealand: a round up of new auctions, hires and initiatives

23 June 2021

Among this week’s latest Movers & Shakers are new appointments at Webb’s in New Zealand, a new Asia CEO at Bonhams and an update from a Somerset saleroom.

S Franses Jermyn Street

Court judgment on rent for St James’s gallery ‘will impact wider market’

22 June 2021

A court victory for textile dealer S Franses will have wider implications for rents across the West End of London, experts predict.

Pilkington vase

Pick of the week: Exhibition history adds lustre to Pilkington vase

21 June 2021

A new record for the Pilkington’s Lancastrian factory was set by Moreton-in-Marsh firm Kinghams.

Horn beakers

Saleroom pulls ‘looted artefacts from Maqdala’ after Ethiopian appeal

21 June 2021

A group of Ethiopian works of art believed to have been taken during the Battle of Maqdala in 1868 has been withdrawn from a Dorset auction after the Embassy of Ethiopia intervened.

Online bidding

Auction Technology Group lines up LiveAuctioneers deal

21 June 2021

Auction Technology Group (ATG), owner of Antiques Trade Gazette and online marketplaces including thesaleroom.com, has announced the proposed acquisition of LiveAuctioneers, a major art and antiques auction marketplace in North America.

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A Newlyn fisherman picture and a Jacobite goblet are among five lots to watch at auction

21 June 2021

With estimates from £1500-10,000 here are five previews of upcoming items this week.

Landscape by Andrea Locatelli

Unrecorded Locatelli landscape at Bonhams

21 June 2021

An unrecorded landscape by Andrea Locatelli (1693- c.1741) is among the lots on offer at Bonhams’ Old Masters sale in July.

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Odundo orange vase offered at Lawrences in Crewkerne

21 June 2021

The sale of 19th and 20th Century Ceramics at Lawrences in Crewkerne on July 22 includes two coil-built terracotta vessels by the Kenyan-born potter Dame Magdalene Odundo (b.1950).

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Photo journalism at forefront of new sale section

21 June 2021

Sworders’ next Design auction on July 13-14 is the first to include a dedicated section devoted to photography.

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Sassoon's show brings Contemporary art to Parham House

21 June 2021

London gallery Adrian Sassoon has chosen the grand country estate of Parham House in West Sussex for a summer-long exhibition of Contemporary art.

William Black

St Ives artist re-appears at auction in Cornwall

21 June 2021

William Black is a little-known member of the St Ives artist group who, having been an architect after the Second World War, worked as an artist in the town following an inheritance in the early 1950s.

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Elizabeth I steeple cup gallops into Somerset auction

21 June 2021

The Silver & Vertu sale at Lawrences in Crewkerne on July 20 includes this 17in (42cm) high Elizabeth I steeple cup and cover with the maker’s mark AB conjoined, London 1602.

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Ewenny pottery slipware wassail bowl offered at Rogers Jones

21 June 2021

The Welsh sale at Rogers Jones in Cardiff on July 24 includes this rare Ewenny pottery slipware wassail bowl and cover, estimated at £3000-5000.

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Standing salt in the Dutch taste at Sotheby’s

21 June 2021

Sotheby’s Treasures sale on July 6 includes this Dutch silver standing salt by Adam van Vianen (Utrecht, 1621) estimated at £600,000-800,000.

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'One of the best' Kyffin Williams works comes to auction in Cardiff

21 June 2021

The Welsh Sale at Rogers Jones in Cardiff on July 24 will offer a picture that the saleroom said was “one of the best Sir Kyffin Williams (1918-2006) oils we have ever offered”.

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Doulton from a farmhouse comes to Charterhouse

21 June 2021

A collection of Doulton from a West Country farmhouse is included in the Charterhouse July 8-9 auction in Sherborne, Dorset.

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Marble and so much Moore

21 June 2021

Polymath Gerald Moore’s collection and his own artwork both attract bidders as Summers Place saleroom returns to action

Portrait of a man

Dutch depictions at the double at Roseberys

21 June 2021

Among a number of historic portraits at West Norwood saleroom Roseberys in the auction of Old Master & 19th Century Pictures on July 20 is this painting of a man wearing a fur collar, white lace ruff and a skull cap, below.

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