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New hires and an auction house expansion – the latest news from across the art and antiques sector

26 May 2022

Appointments at Christie’s New York and Bellmans are among the latest jobs news.

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Koppitz dancers show the right moves

09 May 2022

'Bewegungsstudie', or ‘Study of Movement’, by Rudolf Koppitz, is the most famous of six tipped-in photogravures, each with a protective glassine sheet, that make up Pictures from the Tyng Collection, a 1931 publication of the Royal Photographic Society.

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Judge Gary’s celebrated service creates a stir

25 April 2022

The March 30-31 sale at Bellmans (22% buyer’s premium) in Wisborough Green included three pieces from the Royal Crown Derby Judge Gary service.

Marble seasons statue

US bidder chooses French seasons from Spain

11 April 2022

A hitherto unrecorded set of four late 17th or early 18th century marble seasons statues took £230,000 (plus 25% buyer’s premium) at Summers Place Auctions in West Sussex on March 29.

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From a dealer’s shop: Finding that statement item

11 April 2022

Art and antiques shops and galleries offer an enjoyable retail experience with a knowledgeable dealer.

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How Lady Hamilton stared down at Uncle Monty

11 April 2022

A couple of elegant portraits from the collection of Professor Bernard Nevill (1930-2019) drew keen interest at Bellmans (22% buyer’s premium).

Stoneware bottle

Raising a toast to John Dwight’s ‘fine Browne stone wares’

21 March 2022

Two stoneware tavern bottles produced at John Dwight’s Fulham Pottery in the 1670s surfaced for sale in West Sussex earlier this month.

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Make a date for Midhurst's Phoenix fair

14 March 2022

Launching on Sunday, April 3, in the West Sussex town of Midhurst is Phoenix Fairs’ vintage, antique and militaria fair.

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Angelica Kauffman portrait reassessed as a George Romney attracts bidding at West Sussex sale

14 March 2022

A portrait of a young woman which was previously attributed to Angelica Kauffman drew bidding at Toovey’s (24.5% buyer’s premium) after being reattributed to George Romney (1734-1802).

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Rain fails to stop play at busy Ardingly

14 March 2022

Stall-holders report brisk trade during the latest staging of the huge West Sussex event

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Flemish flourish as lively Old Master emerges at Bellmans

14 March 2022

A lively 17th century painting showing people in a Flemish tavern, drinking, smoking and playing cards with a man playing the bagpipes will be among the lots at Bellmans’ Old Master & 19th Century Paintings auction in Wisborough Green, West Sussex, on March 29.

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A Byzantine ring from Guilhou’s huge collection on offer in West Sussex

07 March 2022

Marriage or betrothal rings of the Byzantine period depict the bride and groom with Christ who performs the marriage rite.

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Edward Burch at the cutting edge

07 March 2022

A white agate intaglio carrying the name of a giant of Georgian gem engraving surfaced at Bellmans (22% buyer’s premium) in Wisborough Green, West Sussex, on February 22-24.

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Church lots: Holy appropriate consignments come to saleroom

14 February 2022

Ecclesiastic buildings can be the source of good secular antiques: typically items bequeathed in the distant past by parishioners for church use.

Items from the estate of Prof Bernard Nevill.

Collection from set of Withnail and I comes to auction in Sussex

12 February 2022

Items from the estate of Prof Bernard Nevill, including furniture and works of art from the film set of 'Withnail and I', will be offered at Bellmans this month.

Chess clock

Pick of the week: Designed to make your move a bit quicker

07 February 2022

With the advent of modern tournament chess in the Victorian era came the issue of game time.

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Dealer Nicholls rates Ardingly as a smash hit

31 January 2022

IACF Ardingly in January had a very enthusiastic thumbsup Tweet from Worthing dealer Henry Nicholls.

Japanese Meiji 10-yen coin

Pick of the week: Meiji 10 yen pattern coin takes £260,000

24 January 2022

Rare Japanese Meiji gold coin emerges at auction in West Sussex

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From Bond to a snuff box: the Gilbert collections

17 January 2022

Collections relating to leading British film director Lewis Gilbert (1920-2018) and his wife of 53 years Hylda (d.2005) provided very different lots for Billingshurst auction house Bellmans (22% buyer’s premium).