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Rare Sumerian plaque to return to Iraq with help of British Museum

30 September 2020

A 4000-year-old limestone sculpture is to go on temporary display before returning to Iraq.

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IACF Peterborough gets green light for October event

29 September 2020

The Peterborough Festival of Antiques is to go ahead as planned this week.

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Coronavirus: Battersea Decorative fair calls off its winter staging

29 September 2020

The final Decorative Antiques and Textiles Fair of the year has been called off due to the recent tightening of government regulations.

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Sketch of Captain Oates walking to his death makes £23,000 in Essex

29 September 2020

A sketch for the painting ‘A Very Gallant Gentleman’ by John Charles Dollman (1851-1934) sold for £23,000 at Sworders last week.

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Lord Snowdon sale at Christie’s led by Prince of Wales investiture chairs

28 September 2020

Christie’s sale of items formerly owned by Lord Snowdon (1930-2017) was led by a pair of chairs he designed himself for the investiture of the Prince of Wales in July 1969.

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A grand piano, a car mascot and an Irish artist's portrait of a girl are among the six lots to watch at auction this week

28 September 2020

With estimates from £180-60,000 here are six previews of upcoming items this week.

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Top stories this week – including news of a hoard of stolen antiquarian books being recovered in Romania

27 September 2020

The most popular stories on this website over the last week included news of a collection of rare books valued at more than £2.5m and stolen in London being recovered in Romania.

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Fitzwilliam Museum acquires European masterpieces from the estate of banker George Pinto

26 September 2020

Cambridge University's Fitzwilliam Museum has acquired three paintings for the nation from the estate of George Pinto (1929- 2018).

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Courtauld acquires rare Gauguin manuscript through acceptance in lieu scheme

25 September 2020

A rare illustrated manuscript by Paul Gauguin (1848-1903) has been acquired by The Courtauld through the Acceptance in Lieu Scheme.

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Charles II silver sugar box stars in our pick of five auction highlights this week

25 September 2020

ATG’s weekly selection of items that caught bidders’ eyes includes a rare Charles II silver sugar box described as “in an exceptional state of preservation” that sold above estimate in Nottingham.

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Watch auctioneer Charles Hanson selling the ‘ultimate lockdown find’ found in a workman’s garage

24 September 2020

An 18th century Beijing-enamel wine pot and cover described as the ‘ultimate lockdown find’ has sold for £390,000 at auction in Derbyshire.

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Sandro Botticelli portrait comes to Sotheby’s with $80m estimate

24 September 2020

Sotheby’s will offer a portrait by Sandro Botticelli (c.1445-1510) with an estimate in excess of $80m in New York next year.

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Chancellor announces job support scheme and further help for businesses

24 September 2020

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced a new Job Support Scheme.

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New faces at auction houses Sotheby's, Bonhams, Kingham and Orme, Bamfords and Morphy – the latest Movers & Shakers

24 September 2020

New and returning faces across the auction world in the UK, Hong Kong and US.

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Coronavirus: art and antiques fairs in conference centres and exhibition halls cannot go ahead this autumn

23 September 2020

Arts and antiques fairs planned in conference centres and exhibition halls will not be able to take place this autumn following the latest coronavirus restrictions announced by government yesterday.

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TEFAF launches digital marketplace

23 September 2020

The European Fine Art Foundation (TEFAF) is set to launch a new online platform next month.

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Coronavirus: Art & Antiques for Everyone cancels winter fair

22 September 2020

This year’s final edition of Art & Antiques for Everyone (AAFE) fair has been cancelled over coronavirus concerns.

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Indian bronzes returned by Met's Art and Antiques Unit

22 September 2020

The Metropolitan Police’s Art and Antiques Unit have helped recover three 15th century Indian bronze sculptures after one was identified in the possession of a UK dealer.

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A Russian brooch and a sketch for a famous Antarctic explorer painting are among seven lots to watch at auction this week

21 September 2020

With estimates from £1000-12,000 here are seven previews of upcoming items this week.

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Top stories this week – including news from the first higher-end vetted fair to take place since the lockdown ended

20 September 2020

The most popular stories on this website over the last week included news of exhibitors reporting an “exciting” opening day at the Petworth fair.