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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A taste of Olympia: Buteux sauceboat buy

28 November 2022

A silver sauceboat made in London, 1731, a scarce remaining work by Huguenot female maker Elizabeth Buteux, was one of the highlight sales at the recent Winter Art & Antiques Olympia Fair.

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Case for the defence

28 November 2022

Estimated at just £60-90, this English Civil War-era mortuary sword sold for £2300 at Unique Auctions (22.5% buyer’s premium) in Lincoln on October 22.

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Merchant takes BADA role

28 November 2022

The BADA Friends has appointed Nicholas Merchant as new northern regional ambassador.

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Arms & armour: A pick of Purdey

28 November 2022

Chris Wynne dedicated his collecting energies to early guns by a London maker that became an international brand

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Buckler purchase from Portobello

28 November 2022

Once thought to have been made in antiquity, bucklers are now understood to have been late medieval or Tudor small shields.

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Compton climbs well above guide

28 November 2022

Mountainous scenes by Edward Theodore Compton (1849-1921) make regular appearances at auctions in Germany and Austria, where he tended to paint and retains a strong collecting base, as well as in the UK.

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Set sail and roll out the seven barrels

28 November 2022

On account of its extraordinary appearance, the Nock seven-barrelled flintlock volley gun has become something of an icon of warfare in the Age of Sail.

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Maidens version of seven classic Crane vases

28 November 2022

Walter Crane (1845-1915) designed seven red lustre vases for the Shropshire tile makers Maw & Co of Jackfield in 1889.

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Georghiou watercolour emerges at Chiswick Auctions

28 November 2022

George Pol Georghiou (1901-72) is a well-known name in his native Cyprus where his work can be found in many public collections.

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Zsolnay glaze perfected after his Parisian days

28 November 2022

The most desirable of the varied wares produced by the small ceramics factory established by Vilmos Zsolnay (1828-1900) in the south-west Hungarian town of Pecs are those created after the 1890s.

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Stroud pepperbox adds spice on home soil

28 November 2022

The Stroud engineer Edwin Beard Budding (1796-1846) is considered the inventor of the lawnmower (1830) and the adjustable spanner (1842).

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Outside move kept classic arms fair on the map

28 November 2022

‘Zero profit’ but event got through Covid and has 220 stands at the next event

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A natural history work to leaf through at your leisure

28 November 2022

A few copies have made a little more, but the example of the original, 1826, folio edition of Jacob George Strutt’s 'Sylva Britannica, or Portraits of Forest Trees…' included in a November 8 sale at Reeman Dansie (20% buyer’s premium) sold for £3500 (guide £600-800).

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Fall on a high after jewellery accolades

28 November 2022

Tennants’ jewellery specialist, Jessica Fall, has not only passed her Gemmological Association professional qualifications with flying colours but has also won the Bruton Medal for best candidate of the year, and the Deeks Diamond Prize for the best results in the theory examination.

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Toys, teddy bears and dolls fest is back – three years on

28 November 2022

To quote toys specialist supremo Daniel Agnew, ex-Christie’s teddy bear auctions, co-organiser of the annual 'London International Antique Doll, Teddy Bear and Toy Fair: 200 Years of Childhood': “It’s like being in a museum where everything is for sale.”

Obituary: Scientific instruments dealer Peter Delehar

28 November 2022

It is with the greatest sadness, that his family has announced that their brother Peter Delehar died after a short illness on October 7 at the age of 78.

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Holy acceptable price tag

28 November 2022

Small is indeed beautiful for traders at two redundant churches given a new life as antique centres in the heart of Norwich some years ago.

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Top stories this week – including news of a small round drawing selling for over 200 times estimate

27 November 2022

The most popular stories on this website over the last week included news of a drawing of the Madonna and Child causing a stir at a regional auction.

Tiffany pepperette

Prince of Wales’ royal Tiffany gift stars in our pick of six auction highlights

25 November 2022

ATG’s weekly selection of items that caught bidders’ eyes includes a Tiffany silver-gilt pepperette that was commissioned as royal gift in 1879.

Gas lamp

Antiques dealers’ campaign to save Westminster’s gas lamps continues as a third of lanterns remain at risk

24 November 2022

The London Gasketeers, a group trying to preserve central London’s Victorian gas lamps, welcomed a step by Westminster City Council to retain 174 of the lamps but concerns remain for the 94 still earmarked for conversion to LED.

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