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Gwen John in a new light at Cork Street show

14 June 2021

She was among the first female students to study at the Slade and exhibited with major galleries, but for many years Gwen John (1876- 1939) was forgotten, overshadowed by her famous lover Auguste Rodin and flamboyant artist brother Augustus John.

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John Ebsworth table clock emerges at London dealer

14 June 2021

John Ebsworth was in the first rank of early makers who were working during the last quarter of the 17th century.

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Sutcliffe photography medals back to Yorkshire

14 June 2021

A group of 56 medals awarded to pioneering photographer Frank Meadow Sutcliffe (1853-1941) is heading back to the area he covered in his evocative images.

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Watches: The right time for Cartier rarities

14 June 2021

Scarce variations of the classic dress watch come to market as interest rises in vintage Cartier

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Battersea decorative fair returns this autumn

12 June 2021

The Decorative Antiques & Textiles Fair is returning to its home in Battersea Park this autumn.

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Sumptuous Sèvres in UK salerooms

07 June 2021

Range of Sèvres highlights from ancien regime to the empire periods sold in UK auctions

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Odundo work attracts prices at the level of Coper and Rie

07 June 2021

More Odundo ceramics pieces sell well at specialist auction house Maak

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Double Islamic and Indian interest

07 June 2021

Shown here are two highlights from sales of Islamic & Indian art held by London salerooms recently.

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Photograph dealer Michael Hoppen moves from Chelsea after 37 years

07 June 2021

Photography specialist the Michael Hoppen Gallery is relocating from Jubilee Place in Chelsea, its home of 37 years.

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Victoria Cross awarded for heroic defensive feat 'ranking alongside Rorke's Drift' comes for sale

05 June 2021

A unique Victoria Cross group of medals for “a feat that probably ranks alongside Rorke’s Drift in the history of famous defences against overwhelming odds” is estimated at £300,000-400,000 at London auction house Dix Noonan Webb on June 23.

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Industry updates: New hires across UK dealers and US auction houses

02 June 2021

Among the latest Movers & Shakers is a new hire at book dealer Peter Harrington.

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Museum hopes to buy Brontë manuscripts at Sotheby’s

31 May 2021

The Brontë museum hopes to raise funds to buy rare manuscripts from a rediscovered library collection coming up for sale at Sotheby’s.

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Music academy promises historical instruments will be kept

31 May 2021

The Royal Academy of Music has said it has no plans to sell or dispose of any of its historic instruments after national media reported it was looking into ‘decolonialising’ its collection.

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Plaques pull in devoted fans at Olympia Auctions

31 May 2021

This rare pair of south Italian or Sicilian devotional plaques (capezzali) sold for £26,000 at Matthew Barton of Olympia Auctions in west London on May 25.

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From darkness comes light: John Craxton show opens at Osborne Samuel

31 May 2021

Exhibition concentrates on John Craxton works before he moved to Greece after the war

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Chaucer and Newton make it big at Bonhams

31 May 2021

Famous Kelmscott edition and copies of unpublished letters both attract strong bidding at Bonhams' books sale

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Recycling is the fashion these days

31 May 2021

Vintage fashion dealer Samaya Ling has been in the trade for nearly 20 years but the rest of the world is cottoning on, it seems.

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Four sales prove better by design at Lyon & Turnbull

31 May 2021

Extensive cross-section of design-themed objects offered in Edinburgh and London by same auction house

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Napoleon and Josephine reunited at London dealer's exhibition

31 May 2021

In the year commemorating 200 years since the death of Napoleon, pendant portraits of Napoleon and Josephine Bonaparte have been reunited after more than a century apart.

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5 Questions: Swift Antique Lace

31 May 2021

Anne Swift and her son Phil run Swift Antique Lace, trading from a stall in London’s Portobello Road antiques market.

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