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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The web shop window: Russian icon from The Temple Gallery

11 November 2019

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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‘One of the best’ by Arnesby Brown

11 November 2019

Like John Constable before him, the 19th century painter John Arnesby Brown (1866-1955) found endless inspiration in the low horizons and expansive skies of East Anglia. He was also interested in light and atmosphere and the effect of sunshine and shadow on the landscape.

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Look to design sales for jewellery delights

11 November 2019

Some of the most striking 19th-20th century jewellery can often be found in design sales.

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Chinese vase bought in charity shop for £1 sold for £380,000 at Sworders auction

08 November 2019

Purchased for £1 from a Hertfordshire charity shop earlier this year, a Qianlong (1736-95) famille rose wall vase sold for £380,000 at Sworders in London today (plus 25% buyer's premium).

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Royal Crown Derby vases, Treen model ship, Georgian longcase clock – six auction highlights that caught bidders’ eyes in the last week

08 November 2019

ATG’s selection of hammer highlights this week includes a pair of Royal Crown Derby vases making over 20-times estimate and a Georgian longcase clock fetching over 15-times estimate.

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ABA’s Chelsea fair hosts book buyers and browsers: photo special

07 November 2019

The ABA’s Chelsea fair is pitched at all levels of buying expertise and budgets. On the event's second day, Saturday November 2, ATG went to Chelsea Old Town Hall to record the action

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Political picks: a 1975 EU election poster and a jug celebrating Gladstone's victory

07 November 2019

Fans of politics may be tempted to snap up historical election mementoes in the run up to polling day next month.

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Calling all collectors – take part in a survey on your collecting habits

07 November 2019

A survey has been launched to ask collectors about their habits and how they work with museums.

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Gilt bronze buddha from charity shop makes five-figure sum at Gloucestershire auction

06 November 2019

A gilt bronze model of a buddha donated to a charity shop by a donor took a hammer price of £15,000 at an auction in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire.

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Auction house Christie’s to restructure its education business

06 November 2019

Christie’s is in consultation with staff following a review of its education division which will close its Christie’s Education arm and absorb courses into its larger business.

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Legal bid to stop Ivory Act fails – but dealers and collectors are considering an appeal

05 November 2019

A High Court challenge by dealers and collectors to a new UK law ushering in a near-total ban on the antique ivory has failed, but an appeal is possible.

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Five lots to watch at auction this week including a treen model ship, Ottoman Greek silverware and an Art Deco Jazz coffee set

04 November 2019

With estimates from £80-5000, here are five previews of upcoming sales this week.

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Family reunited with medals after ATG appeal

04 November 2019

Rare medals stolen from a car and found discarded in a park 10 months later have been reunited with their owner thanks to an ATG news story.

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Lisa Lloyd launches first antiques shop venture

04 November 2019

Dealer and former auction house specialist Lisa Lloyd is to open her first antiques shop in Wiltshire.

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Polish poster for 'The Untouchables' at Midcentury Modern’s Dulwich fair

04 November 2019

This distinctive poster with its saw-edged image was created by the Polish designer Mieczyslaw Wasilewski for Brian De Palma’s classic 1987 crime thriller 'The Untouchables'.

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Early Wemyss ink stand features at Galloway's Scone Palace fair

04 November 2019

An early Wemyss Victoria pattern ink stand decorated with plumbs is offered by Carse Antiques for £395 at The Scone Palace Antiques & Fine Art Fair.

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Jewellery discovered next to joint of meat in a freezer to be offered at Wiltshire auction

04 November 2019

Local home which provided £300,000 still-life serves up more surprises

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Works by art market favourite Cedric Morris come to auction

04 November 2019

Newcastle-upon-Tyne saleroom Anderson & Garland has received a group of works by current market favourite Cedric Morris (1889-1982) which it will offer for sale early next year. The oil 'Spanish Basket of Vegetable No.1 1961', as indicated by labels to the reverse, was exhibited at the Tate’s Morris exhibition in March-May 1984.

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Cedric Morris' pupil David Carr creates his own interest

04 November 2019

Morris record takes the headlines but his pupil is also in demand at same sale.

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