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

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London Art Week prepares for record participation this summer

30 May 2020

London Art Week is set to have record participation this summer as it launches an altered, online-focused format.

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Runway Monday could restart IACF’s fair schedule

29 May 2020

IACF, organiser of the UK’s largest outdoor antiques fairs and markets, is making tentative steps back into the live events arena.

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Roman bronze arm leads Daniel Katz sale at Sotheby’s

29 May 2020

A Roman bronze from the 1st century AD drew fervent competition and led Sotheby’s sale of works from the collection of London dealer Daniel Katz.

Delft blue and white tulip vase

Delft tulip vase and Victorian carriage clock are among five auction highlights that caught bidders’ eyes

29 May 2020

ATG’s selection of hammer highlights this week includes a late 17th century Delft blue and white tulip vase that made over 25-times estimate and a 19th century carriage clock which may have been a gift from Florence Nightingale.

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Furniture, silver and ceramics headline ‘The Collector’ sale at Christie’s

28 May 2020

Christie’s series of sales titled ‘The Collector’, which take place in Paris, London and New York, are events which focus on traditional fields such as furniture, silver and ceramics. The latest London sale in this category is currently taking place as an online event running until June 1.

‘Procession in Jaffa’ by Gustav Bauernfeind

Orientalist and Islamic art sales at Sotheby’s rescheduled for June

28 May 2020

Sotheby’s has announced that the second tranche of works from the Najd collection of Orientalist paintings will now be offered in an online sale next month.

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West Dean buys new picture revealing its grand 19th century entrance hall

27 May 2020

West Dean College of Arts and Conservation has bought a watercolour depicting the grand entrance hall of college's residence.

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Auction houses and the art and antiques trade get go-ahead to re-open to public in June

26 May 2020

Auction houses, art and antiques shops, galleries and markets can reopen to the public in June in England – as long as strict new measures are adhered to.

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Charles Dickens books: A market always wanting more

26 May 2020

No other Victorian could equal Charles Dickens for fame, earnings and sheer popularity. And few can match him today in the collecting arena.

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Sponsor’s message: We live in challenging times…

26 May 2020

Welcome to the fifth annual Books, Maps & Prints supplement produced by Antiques Trade Gazette showcasing the world of rare books and works on paper, writes Rupert Powell. It is the third to feature Forum Auctions as the primary sponsor.

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Collector Interview: Crime scene investigator

26 May 2020

Jeremy Carson’s passion for collecting a very appropriate sub-genre of crime fiction – bibliomysteries – led to a career as an antiquarian book dealer.

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Collector Interview: Take cover – Great War dust jackets

26 May 2020

Alan Hewer of Seaford, Sussex, is a book collector who has turned a personal collection into a resource for others. Interview by Jeremy Carson

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UK Auction Previews of Books, Maps and Works on Paper – including an autograph letter by Robert Burns

26 May 2020

A selection of upcoming lots of books, maps and prints from auctions taking place around the UK.

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Saving the Pickwick Papers

26 May 2020

In keeping with the convention of the time, autograph leaves of serialised novels were nearly always destroyed as soon as they were set in type.

British and Irish book auctions: May 26-June 7, 2020

26 May 2020

Our regular listing of books and works on paper auctions the UK and Ireland.

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‘The dust and mud of humanity’

26 May 2020

In 2017, this lost portrait miniature of a young Dickens emerged at an auction in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa where it sold together with some household goods for the equivalent of £27.

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Dickensiana: 13 lots relating to Charles Dickens sold at auction in recent times

26 May 2020

A selection of prices for a wide range of Dickensiana sold at auction in the last three years.

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Men of letters: Dickens and Burns light up works on paper parade

25 May 2020

Two outstanding works on paper – a letter by Robert Burns and a page from the manuscript for Charles Dickens’ 'Pickwick Papers' – headline the June offerings across the field of books, maps and prints.

Supreme Court the final option in Ivory Act case

25 May 2020

Dealers and collectors of antique ivory will seek to take their case to the Supreme Court after the Court of Appeal rejected their latest challenge to the Ivory Act 2018.

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Pick of the week: Shedding golden light on an Iron Age ruler

25 May 2020

The original names of the gold coins used by the indigenous tribes of Celtic Britain are unknown but collectors have dubbed them staters after the Greek coins that inspired them.

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