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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Go wild to appreciate Scotland

12 July 2021

Pictures by two women artists depicting the landscapes and flora of Scotland are the focus of a new exhibition at Thompson’s Gallery.

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’Ullo John! Got an old Motor?

12 July 2021

Books and periodicals from the John Warburton motoring library featured in a May 25 sale presented by Transport Collector Auctions & Lawrences (25% buyer’s premium) in the latter’s Crewkerne salerooms.

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TEFAF online line-up revealed

12 July 2021

Organisers of TEFAF Maastricht have released the exhibitor line-up for its next digital edition.

Meg Thompson

5 Questions: Meg Thompson of Thompson’s Gallery

12 July 2021

Second-generation dealer Meg Thompson joined Thompson’s Gallery in 2011.

Oxfam in Tavistock

Book fan leaves his antiquarian collection to local Oxfam shop

10 July 2021

A book collector who travelled to an Oxfam shop in Tavistock, Devon every Tuesday by bus for the past decade has left his entire book collection to the charity.

Wassail bowl and cover

Charles II wassail bowl stars in our latest pick of six auction highlights

09 July 2021

Our weekly selection of items that caught bidders’ eyes includes a rare Charles II lignum vitae wassail bowl and cover that went above estimate in Salisbury.

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Christie’s sells Leonardo’s head of a bear drawing for £7.5m

08 July 2021

A sketch of the head of a bear by Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519) has sold for £7.5m at a Christie’s auction in London.

Royal Mail advice

New VAT rules for EU imports take effect this month

08 July 2021

New VAT rules have been put in place by the European Union for distance selling.

London Art Week

London Art Week talks commence online

06 July 2021

The latest edition of London Art Week is underway and a series of talks and lectures accompany the in-gallery exhibitions held by dealers across London.

Oliver Barker at Sotheby's

London sales are ‘best since pandemic’

05 July 2021

The latest round of Impressionist, Modern and Contemporary art sales at Sotheby’s and Christie’s represented the highest overall total for a ‘London’ auction series since before the coronavirus pandemic.

A copy of the Declaration of Independence

Pick of the week: Philadelphia to Scotland and back again at $3.7m

05 July 2021

Charles Carroll’s printed copy of the Declaration of Independence – discovered earlier this year in a Scottish family home – sold at auction in Philadelphia for $3.7m (£2.85m) plus premium.

Eric Knowles

Antiques Roadshow specialist Eric Knowles turns dealer at new Kent emporium

05 July 2021

Decorative arts specialist Eric Knowles has become a dealer and teamed up with others in the trade to launch a new emporium in Kent.

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Antiques Trade Gazette's 2500th edition

05 July 2021

This week marks a numerical milestone as Antiques Trade Gazette publishes its 2500th edition.

Wedgwood vase

A Wedgwood vase and a Matisse etching are among five lots to watch at auction

05 July 2021

With estimates from £800-12,000, here are five previews of upcoming items this week.

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Tom Cribb takes the prize, the pickpockets other purses

05 July 2021

Bid online to a much higher than expected £3200 in a Dominic Winter (24% buyer’s premium) sale was a framed and glazed Thomas Rowlandson etching with contemporary colouring that depicts a famous 'Milling Match…' in 1811.

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Desk set to really take note of

05 July 2021

While prices and interest have been declining in desk sets since computer laptops rendered them largely redundant, there are exceptions.

Summer Sundays for Portobello and Golborne

05 July 2021

Portobello and Golborne Markets are now running on Sundays as well as the Saturdays throughout the summer until August 11.

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Best Iraqi niello silver soars in value

05 July 2021

As recently as a decade ago relatively little attention was paid to Iraqi niello silver.

Kyffin Williams’ Capel Caersalem

Bid Barometer: issue 2450

05 July 2021

ATG’s pick of auction lots bought by internet bidders on thesaleroom.com, including both the highest prices over estimate and the top prices paid online.

Koopman Rare Art

Silver dealer Koopman confident about move

05 July 2021

Koopman Rare Art has moved to Mayfair after more than 50 years in the London Silver Vaults on Chancery Lane.

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