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Asian Art in London Awards: the shortlist

22 October 2018

We present candidates for the 2018 AAL Awards, co-sponsored by ATG. From this list judges will pick two outstanding works of art, one from a dealer and the other from an auction house

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Hop to it for a gallery showcase

22 October 2018

Asian Art in London is a chance to find outstanding examples of eastern art at galleries across the capital. Here, Frances Allitt spotlights some of what’s on offer

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Get the measure of the market with a metric pioneer

22 October 2018

They may not have been the most photogenic lots in the catalogue of a recent London sale, but a couple of lots were highly attractive for their significance in the maths and measurements field.

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Franklin crackles in saleroom

22 October 2018

Private Collections, an October 3 sale at Bonhams (25/20/12.5% buyer’s premium), offered works of art from a number of sources and among lots from the estate of the late Victor, 3rd Viscount Churchill – a cousin of Winston – there were a few books.

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Letters from Japan by 'father of studio pottery' Bernard Leach sell at Somerset auction to a Surrey museum

18 October 2018

An archive of letters by leading studio pottery maker Bernard Leach (1887-1979) has been bought at auction by a museum which holds the largest collection of his material in the country.

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Buyers check out a Czech artist

15 October 2018

Earlier this year, the Paris auction house Artcurial sold an exceptional collection of Impressionist and Cubist works by the influential Czech avant-garde artist Otakar Kubin (1883-1969).

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Ellis works line up in London before Somerset

15 October 2018

Paintings and graphic works by Clifford Ellis (1907-85) are on show at 8 Holland Street’s London gallery this month.

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Kensington fair cancelled at eleventh hour

15 October 2018

The Kensington Antiques Fair was cancelled at the eleventh hour just before it was due to open at Kensington Town Hall.

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Buyers sniff out perfume bottles

15 October 2018

Vivienne Knight and Vanessa Turner are two specialist dealers in perfume bottles who will be setting out their vibrant stalls at the two-day International Perfume Bottle Association’s UK convention.

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Medal celebrates that sinking feeling

15 October 2018

This medal documents a little-known moment in the history of the English Civil War. In 1648, following a revolt in the Parliamentary fleet, a number of ships went to Helvoetsluys in the western Netherlands and were organised as a Royalist squadron by Prince Rupert of the Rhine (1619-82).

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Antique arms fairs combine at Olympia

15 October 2018

The next Antique Arms Fair at Olympia in west London will incorporate another key London collecting event, the long-running Park Lane Arms Fair.

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Sotheby’s rolls out the barrel

15 October 2018

Investigation into wine storage is unusual success in computing library auction.

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Japan shines in grainy focus

15 October 2018

The exhibition Shashin: are-bure-boke at Michael Hoppen Gallery in Chelsea celebrates the work and legacy of Japan’s post-war photographers who rejected glossy, commercial and documentary images during the country’s turbulent period of reconstruction.

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Foujita record brings many happy returns for Bonhams

13 October 2018

'La fête d’anniversaire' by the Japanese-French artist Léonard Foujita (1886-1968) sold for a hammer price of £6.1m (plus buyer's premium) to one of eight phone bidders at Bonhams’ Impressionist and Modern Art sale on October 11.

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Kensington Antiques Fair cancelled days before opening

11 October 2018

The Kensington Antiques Fair has been cancelled just days before it was due to open at Kensington Town Hall.

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London mid-century fair takes film focus

08 October 2018

Midcentury East is back in London’s East End with its biannual selling show at the Brutalist-Modernist Haggerston School on Sunday, October 14.

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Napkyn covers remedies for plague and smallpox

08 October 2018

“Conteyning divers Excellent & Approoved Remedies in Physique – and Chirurgery…”, an early 17th century manuscript of some 130 or so pages that seems to have been intended for publication, brought a much higher than expected bid in a recent London sale.

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Olivier takes the stage at Canon Gallery exhibition

08 October 2018

A painting by Herbert Arnould Olivier (1861-1952), a British artist and the uncle of the actor Lawrence Olivier, is among the stand-out works on show in Jeremy Green’s third gallery exhibition this year.

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War posters on gallery roll-call

08 October 2018

'Who’s Absent? Is it you?' Simple and direct, these words appear on a British First World War poster, produced as recruits began to dwindle.

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5 Questions: George Sandeman of The Armoury of St James's

08 October 2018

George Sandeman works at The Armoury of St James’s, which specialises in works of art with a naval or military flavour. The three-floor shop is in London’s Piccadilly Arcade.

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