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

Peterborough

Antiques market launched to boost local trade in Peterborough city centre

10 May 2019

Traders in the Cowgate area of Peterborough are hoping to revive the struggling thoroughfare with a weekly antiques market.

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Marklin train, Opium War map and Lalique glass figure – five auction highlights that caught bidders’ eyes in the last week

10 May 2019

ATG’s selection of hammer highlights over the past week includes a Marklin tinplate train that went for 13-times estimate and a Lalique frosted glass statuette that sold above predictions.

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Lisson Gallery’s Ossian Ward recommends approaching Old Master paintings with a blank slate in new “self-help” book

09 May 2019

Ossian Ward of Lisson Gallery spoke last night on how to approach Old Master paintings in an event promoting his new book Look Again.

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Chester and Burford antiques fairs under new leadership as Penman Fairs Ltd is dissolved

08 May 2019

Penman Fairs, the limited company behind four annual UK fairs, has been dissolved, leading to leadership changes in several UK antiques events.

Settee

Sofa where Edward Prince of Wales met Wallis Simpson comes to auction in Northamptonshire

08 May 2019

The 'love seat' said to have played a part in the abdication crisis of 1936 is to be offered at auction this week at Humbert & Ellis.

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Dealer Wartski and BADA Friends to host networking event for the ‘future’ of the trade

07 May 2019

BADA Friends will host its latest Young Friends Dealer Networking Evening next week with the aim of bringing together the younger generation of the trade.

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Magnificent results for Suleyman portrait and two Safavid carpets in latest Islamic art auction series

06 May 2019

One of the few images of a 16th century Eastern potentate by a Western artist emerged from a ‘royal collection’ to sell for a multi-estimate sum at Sotheby’s.

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Pick of the week: Du Maurier dazzles as buyers worldwide snap up all 354 lots of writer's archive

06 May 2019

A manuscript for Rebecca and a favourite typewriter were among the top lots in a collection of objects and ephemera once owned by author and playwright Daphne du Maurier (1907-89) sold at Rowley’s in Ely (22.5% buyer’s premium).

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John Sandon stands down at Bonhams after 44 years in pots

06 May 2019

After 44 years working as an auction house specialist, John Sandon has chosen to retire from his post as international director of glass and British ceramics at Bonhams.

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Lymington Auctions takes on George Kidner rooms

06 May 2019

A toy specialist and his son have bought the former auction house of George Kidner in Hampshire and will relaunch auctions and open an antiques centre on the site.

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Spicer breathes new life into East Yorkshire fine art auctions

06 May 2019

The fine art auction business of Dee Atkinson & Harrison in Yorkshire has been renamed Spicers by former employee Andrew Spicer.

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Reminder of a female pilot’s wartime bravery at auction in Kent

06 May 2019

A flying log book belonging to one of the female pilots of the Air Training Auxiliary (ATA) who became famous for ferrying planes in the Second World War has been sold at Kent saleroom C&T.

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Five lots to watch at auction this week including a Soviet propaganda poster, a 1916 Irish Proclamation and a landscape by Lowry’s tutor

06 May 2019

With estimates from £30-150,000, here are five previews from upcoming sales this week.

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Five places to see and buy art in London this month

06 May 2019

From Old Masters to contemporary portraits there is plenty of art to find at various commercial institutions around the capital this month.

Bernard Quaritch

Rare book dealer Bernard Quaritch heads north to Holborn

06 May 2019

Book dealership Bernard Quaritch is relocating to the Holborn area of London, from Mayfair.

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Mother and child painting by French Vietnamese artist emerges at Special Auction Services

06 May 2019

Special Auction Services of Newbury will offer a painting by French Vietnamese artist Le Pho (1907- 2001) at its May 8 sale.

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Kangxi plaques attract multiple bidders in Suffolk

06 May 2019

Estimated at £400-600, this ebonised chiffonier sold for £45,800 at the Mander (24% buyer’s premium inc VAT) auction in Newton, Suffolk.

Christina Jansen

5 Questions: Christina Jansen

06 May 2019

Christina Jansen is managing director at The Scottish Gallery, established in Edinburgh in 1842. It now specialises in emerging and established as well as historical artists.

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William Ratcliffe lays out the case for his talents

06 May 2019

An interior scene by one of the lesser-known members of the Camden Town Group shone in a Modern and Post War British Art sale at Chiswick Auctions (25/12% buyer’s premium) in west London on April 16.

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The web shop window: 'Roses in an Omega Pot' by Duncan Grant

06 May 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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