André Zlattinger has returned to Sotheby’s.

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Zlattinger returns to Sotheby’s

Modern British art specialist André Zlattinger has rejoined Sotheby’s after 13 years at rivals Christie’s.

Based at Sotheby’s London Office, he started his new role last month with the title of deputy chairman, UK and head of Modern British art.

At Christie’s he was previously deputy chairman of the 20/21 century department and head of Modern British & Irish art.

Before that he had spent 10 years at Sotheby’s, becoming director of British pictures and head of Scottish art.

A spokesman for Sotheby’s said: “André is not only a passionate expert of Modern British artists such as Ben Nicholson, Barbara Hepworth, Henry Moore, Bridget Riley, David Hockney and Frank Auerbach but also a great alpinist. We’re thrilled to have him back.”

Warburton takes Goldsmiths’ role


Anne-Cristina Warburton joins The Goldsmiths’ Company.

The Goldsmiths’ Company has appointed its first female clerk and CEO. Anne- Christina (Annie) Warburton will join in January 2024.

She has more than 20 years’ experience in ‘creative industries organisations’. Warburton will join from Cockpit (a centre for contemporary craft) where she was CEO and was previously creative director of The Crafts Council.

Catalogue raisonné conference line-up

The International Catalogue Raisonné Association (ICRA) will host its fifth annual conference, titled On Paper, at The Royal Academy London on December 5.

The day-long event will include contributions from Claudette Johnson (artist), Susan Catcher (Victoria and Albert Museum), Rhea Blok (Fondation Custodia), Adam Greenhalgh (National Gallery of Art, Washington DC) and Fabienne Ruppen (Kunstmuseum Basel).

The event will provide “deep insight into the questions and challenges posed by paper both as a support and medium”.

Harrison launches valuation business


Richard Harrison.

Richard Harrison, an auctioneer and valuer for more than 30 years, has launched his own valuation business.

He has previously worked at Sworders and most recently as a senior valuer at Dawsons in Maidenhead.

The new firm is called The Probate Valuer.

Clarification: Apollo Art Auctions

Apollo Art Auctions now operates from 63-64 Margaret Street, London, close to Oxford Street. It relocated from Bermondsey. Its sister company Apollo Galleries continues to trade from its home near the British Museum.

Meiji hawk stolen from saleroom

A Japanese bronze, estimated at £50,000-60,000, has been stolen from Hannam’s Auctioneers. The theft of the Meiji period bronze hawk on stand koro (incense burner), occurred in the firm’s saleroom in Selborne, Hampshire, around 10pm on October 16.

The auction house said three men were involved in the break-in and that it “was obviously pre-planned because they were in and out within 60 seconds” and knew exactly what to take.

Anyone with information should contact Hampshire Police by calling 101 quoting crime reference number 44230424509, or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via the online format:

Hannam’s is offering a £5000 reward for information leading to the safe return of the hawk.

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In Numbers


The hammer price for a printed edition of Christopher Columbus’ letter to King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella describing the first visit to the Americas by a modern European. “Translated into Latin for widespread consumption, this document set off one of the first ever media frenzies”, said Christie’s which, auctioned the item in a timed online sale in New York that ended on October 19.


The printed edition of Christopher Columbus’ letter, $3.2m (£2.64m) at Christie’s New York.