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 hobby that you can wear’

14 November 2022

Auction consultant tells us about his own collection.

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Anti slavery: small message, big impact

14 November 2022

The sale of Commemoratives, Fairings, Stevengraphs and Pot Lids at Historical & Collectable (24% buyer’s premium) included this rare pin cushion.

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East Anglian works feature at Suffolk dealer's winter exhibition

14 November 2022

This snowy scene by Suffolk artist Thomas Smythe (1825-1907) features in English and Continental Antiques’ winter exhibition in Eye.

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Gunbus could be an auction high flyer

14 November 2022

This fine First World War silver presentation model of the Vickers FB5 or Gunbus was made by Goldsmiths & Silversmiths Company (London 1916).

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A Mayfair menagerie at Noonans

14 November 2022

The most famous firm of the many silversmiths in the German city of Hanau in the late 19th century was Neresheimer & Söhne.

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Photos of Himalayan heights draw plenty of attention in Canterbury

14 November 2022

Henry Lee Shuttleworth (1882- 1960) worked for many years in the Indian Civil Service.

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Queen Victoria’s wolf gift

14 November 2022

Queen Victoria gave many gifts to family, friends and servants, often commemorating notable events in her life.

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Pick of the week: Court dwarf’s trousers – or just a tall story?

14 November 2022

This pair of trousers, sold for £7500 in Essex on November 9, was thought to have been worn by the 17th century court dwarf Sir Jeffrey Hudson (1619-82).

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Swallow swoops on Cotswolds

14 November 2022

Organiser announces 2023 launch of another decorative home and salvage event

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Tiffany presented with royal approval

14 November 2022

This Tiffany Aesthetic movement silver-gilt pepperette is engraved with the presentation inscription Given by TRH Prince & Princess of Wales, Xmas 1879.

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Goodwin buyer ahead of the game

14 November 2022

Tory politician acquired the artist’s watercolours before London dealer raised the profile

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Sheila Fell is ‘on the crest of a wave’, says auctioneer

14 November 2022

Outside the John Patten collection at Lawrences of Crewkerne on October 12 were several other good-quality pictures boosting the bottom line.

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Grandma’s going to Eastleigh

14 November 2022

Chris Brown, co-organiser of the ever-expanding Grandma’s Attic Fairs, is on a roll.

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News in Brief – including Alan Ball’s 1966 World Cup winner's medal up at auction

14 November 2022

A round-up of art and antiques news from the previous seven days, including the 1966 World Cup winner’s medal won by England’s Alan Ball being offered next month.

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Limerick ladle scoops £2500 bid

14 November 2022

Irish Georgian silver made outside Dublin and Cork comes with significant rarity value

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Ephemera Society fair to include postcards

14 November 2022

Postcards are going to be on sale for the first time at the Ephemera Society’s fair on Sunday, December 4, at the Holiday Inn in Bloomsbury, London.

2022 Sale Selection

Dealer roundup: 300 frames on offer in West London, attendance up at IFPDA Print Fair plus other recent news from the trade

12 November 2022

More than 300 antique and modern frames are on offer from Charles Daggett Gallery this month. This is an annual event and comes with the territory of Daggett’s job.

Japanese cabinet

Top-selling Japanese inlaid cabinet stars in our pick of five auction highlights

11 November 2022

ATG’s weekly selection of items that caught bidders’ eyes includes a cabinet in the form of a traditional Japanese timber building that made nearly 10-times estimate.

Paul Follot tea set

Rare Wedgwood Art Deco tea set and drawings by French designer Paul Follot bought by V&A

10 November 2022

A Wedgwood Art Deco tea and coffee set and the original design drawings by Paul Follot (1877-1941) have been bought by the Victoria and Albert Museum and put on display at the World of Wedgwood museum in Stoke-on-Trent.

Roy Raftery

A new collectables department in Surrey and hires in London – the latest moves across the world of art and antiques

08 November 2022

The launch of a new sale of Retro Video Games at Ewbank’s is among a round-up of recruitment and expansion news for auction houses.

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