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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Halls' fine art director Jeremy Lamond to leave after two decades at Shropshire auction house

06 September 2019

Jeremy Lamond, Halls’ fine art director, will depart after 23 years at the firm.

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Art Business Conference highlights: changing auction buyers and the challenges of European export regulations

05 September 2019

Held at Church House Conference Centre in Westminster, the 2019 Art Business Conference took place yesterday just a stones throw from parliament where politicians were discussing a bill ruling out a no-deal Brexit.

‘A Quiet Afternoon in the Cloud Cuckoo Valley’ by Rowland Emett

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang designer's sculpture bought by National Railway Museum in York

05 September 2019

A 26-foot long kinetic sculpture by Rowland Emett (1906-90) who designed the magical car in the eponymous 1960s film Chitty Chitty Bang Bang has been sold by Bonhams for a six-figure sum to the National Railway Museum in York.

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Church Street festival Antiques Anonymous returns to Marylebone for third time

04 September 2019

A one-day antiques festival is to return to Church Street, Lisson Grove, for its third year.

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Antiques firms urged to register for EU trade permit as potential no-deal Brexit looms

03 September 2019

Trade associations are urging their members to apply for the required permit to continue importing and exporting with EU countries following Brexit on October 31.

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Sir Rod Stewart’s collection under the hammer again – Essex house move means more lots come to auction at Sworders

03 September 2019

Auction house Sworders is selling another batch of items from singer Sir Rod Stewart.

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Bonhams returns to Oxford with furniture sale

02 September 2019

Bonhams’ Oxford office is to reopen as a saleroom for two auctions in the autumn season.

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Martinware on offer from family patron of the potters

02 September 2019

Maidenhead auction house Dawson’s is to sell a collection of Martinware on behalf of descendants of an important patron of the Southall pottery.

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Caroline Penman puts retirement on hold to run next year's Chelsea Antiques Fair

02 September 2019

Fair organiser Caroline Penman has abandoned her plan for retirement and will take on the running of the next Chelsea Antiques Fair – but at a reduced length.

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Five sales to watch at auction this week including vast collections of pedal cars, hole punches and Ysart glass

02 September 2019

With estimates from £200-15,000, here are five previews of upcoming sales this week.

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Lesson in provenance importance

02 September 2019

Teacher’s single-owner collection stands out as part of Modern and Contemporary art sale.

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Fashionable woman is all the rage at auction

02 September 2019

Estimated at £100-150, this mid-20th century portrait of a fashionably dressed young woman attracted a flurry of bids at Sherborne saleroom Charterhouse (25% buyer’s premium).

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Kipling pens his reading guidelines

02 September 2019

Almost exactly contemporary, the two works featured here came from the library of Christian Heuer and were offered as part of a July 1-9 summer sale at Sotheby’s (25/20/13.9% buyer’s premium). Both are distinguished by the observations of their authors.

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Fair sets sights on science

02 September 2019

Dealer Peter Delehar brings an example of a pioneering protractor to the second edition of the Antique Scientific Instrument Fair.

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Filipino Abstract art emerges in Sussex saleroom

02 September 2019

An Abstract work by the 20th century Filipino artist Oscar Zalameda (1930-2010) emerged as the star lot in an interiors auction in West Sussex.

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Art week aims to promote Stow supercenter

02 September 2019

An exhibition of 18th and 19th century Indian mica pictures is a stand-out offering at a new arts festival in the Cotswolds.

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Upcoming fairs to visit in early September 2019

02 September 2019

A selection of events in Cheshire, Kent, Bedfordshire and Wales.

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Sessions on sense of style

02 September 2019

Pictured is award-winning photographer and interiors stylist Tamsyn Morgans who runs one of the workshops at Arthur Swallow Fairs’ Decorative Home & Salvage Shows.

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Paul Viney: The lessons I’ve learned

02 September 2019

Woolley & Wallis chairman Paul Viney is stepping down from the role after nearly 20 years building up the firm to be a regional powerhouse in UK auctions. Here he reflects on his experiences.

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Wemyss revisited in spotlight on Scotland’s most famous pottery

02 September 2019

Edinburgh auction spotlights the current market for the wares of Scotland’s most famous pottery.

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