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

Sunbury Antiques fair at Kempton Park Racecourse

Shops and antiques centres open doors again this week

12 April 2021

Antiques shops and centres, auction houses and outdoor markets will welcome customers back to their premises in England and Wales this week.

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Coin auction houses end four-year joint venture

12 April 2021

London coin specialists Baldwin’s and St James’ Auctions have ended their tie-up after four years.

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Trophies from a Victorian family of England internationals

12 April 2021

Rogers Jones of Cardiff is selling an archive relating to a remarkable Victorian sporting dynasty on April 17.

Marcus Aurelius bust

Ritual bronzes unearthed in Yorkshire come to auction at Hansons

12 April 2021

A hoard of Romano-British bronzes discovered by metal detectorists in North Yorkshire last year will be offered at auction.

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View of the Thames by Victorian artist stuns market with six-figure sum at Bonhams

12 April 2021

Lesser-known painter Alice Boyd emerges via Cheyne Walk at London auction

Art Market Participants: AMLS rebrands as ECS

12 April 2021

HMRC has renamed its Anti Money Laundering Supervision team as Economic Crime Supervision (ECS). The services will continue as normal.

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A very worthwhile exercise in auction value

12 April 2021

Manuscript demonstrating young lady’s educational achievements sells for £35,000

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Modernist market thrives for Grima and Gard

12 April 2021

Dawsons’ (23% buyer’s premium) dedicated Jewellery, Watches & Silver auction in Maidenhead on March 11 included two unusual signed pieces by flavour-of-the-month Andrew Grima (1921-2007).

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Battersea Dec reflects the new way of doing business

12 April 2021

The Decorative Antiques & Textiles Fair (DATF) has announced the launch of its latest iteration of the online platform, Digital Decorative, which was set up in response to the cancellation of its physical fairs during the pandemic.

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Mdina Glass and Leon Osman silver shine bright

12 April 2021

Michael Harris signature piece sells well at auction alongside Louis Osman silver spoons set

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Pick of the week: Apollino copy that stands up for itself

12 April 2021

This copy of the Uffizi’s Medici Apollo (Apollino) is signed for the Italian sculptor Bartolomeo Cavaceppi (c.1716-99).

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ATG letter: The Old Master left next to my garage

12 April 2021

MADAM – In September 1989, a valuable paining was left by my garage in central Cambridge.

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The web shop window: John Bratby's portrait of Guy the Gorilla

12 April 2021

Thousands of items are available to buy from dealers online. Here we pick out one that caught our eye this week.

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Antiques centre launched in idyllic location after chance meeting with country estate owner

12 April 2021

Tony Wittridge is so smitten with the antiques business he is opening in the grounds of Kyre Park, a large country estate at Tenbury Wells in Worcestershire, that he is planning a move to the county from Essex.

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The £15,000 delft puzzle solved

12 April 2021

This particular form of English delft puzzle jug, with its distinctive knopped neck, seems to be peculiar to the second half of the 17th century.

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Storied jewels from Mountbatten

12 April 2021

Sotheby’s sold the collection of Patricia Knatchbull, 2nd Countess Mountbatten of Burma at the end of last month.

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Showcase of lesser-known Spanish art at Colnaghi

12 April 2021

Titled 'Tossa de Mar' (c.1908), this painting by the Spanish Impressionist Laureano Barrau (1863-1957) forms part of an exhibition at London gallery Colnaghi putting some of Spain’s lesser-known modern masters in the limelight.

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Do you think it’s by van Duck?

12 April 2021

The Jonathan Cooper gallery was very amused to find these two window-shoppers taking a gander at one of the artworks on offer at the Chelsea firm.

British and Irish book auctions: April 13-23, 2021

12 April 2021

Our regular listing of UK and Irish book auctions.

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Beaton photos flourish in the saleroom

12 April 2021

When Cecil Beaton photographed the Wyndham-Quin sisters in 1950, he chose to copy both the setting and poses used 50 years earlier by John Singer Sargent in The Wyndham Sisters.

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