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Record-breaking Martin Brothers grinning crab saved for nation heads to Plymouth after export block

19 February 2020

A new museum in Plymouth has acquired a ‘colossal and extraordinary grotesque grinning crab’ by the Martin Brothers after fundraising to keep the sculpture in the UK.

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Second consignment of works from major Orientalist art collection comes to Sotheby’s

18 February 2020

A second group of works from the record-setting Najd collection of Orientalist art will be offered at Sotheby’s next month.

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From a Mission Impossible-style jewellery break-in to a missing silver sculpture – the latest round up of thefts across the art and antiques sector

17 February 2020

The art and antiques trade have been called upon to help locate missing items after a series of incidents.

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Lalique glass and a bullet-shaped teapot are among five lots to watch at auction this week

17 February 2020

With estimates from £100-1500, here are five previews of upcoming items this week.

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Top stories this week – including news of the dealer supplying props for the new Jane Austen ‘Emma’ movie

16 February 2020

The most popular stories on this website over the last week included news of an antiques dealer with a side-line supplying antiques as props for TV or movie productions.

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Robert Young sells personal folk art creation as business vacates design studio

15 February 2020

Dealer Robert Young is taking bids on a work of folk art of his own creation.

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‘High crimes and misdemeanors’ – Rare copy of first US impeachment resolution offered at Bonhams

14 February 2020

An original copy of the first impeachment resolution against US president Andrew Johnson has emerged at auction.

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Elizabethan beer jug, Irish chess set, Iron ‘witch's bridle’ – six auction highlights that caught bidders’ eyes

14 February 2020

ATG’s weekly selection of hammer highlights this week includes a Victorian iron head mask known as a gossip's bridle or witch's bridle that sold in Essex.

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Terence Cuneo ‘end of an era’ painting of British Rail’s last steam engine emerges at Sworders’ auction

13 February 2020

A painting of the last steam engine built for British Rail by the celebrated train painter, Terence Cuneo (1907-96), is being offered at Essex saleroom Sworders next month.

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Ingres portrait among sales at latest Master Drawings New York

13 February 2020

A portrait by Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres (1780-1867) was among the sales at the latest staging of Master Drawings New York.

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Hockney leads Sotheby’s Contemporary art evening sale at £21m

12 February 2020

Sotheby’s set the third-highest price for a work by David Hockney (b.1937) in London last night.

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Bruton antiques event put on hold as decorative fairs’ dates clash

12 February 2020

The annual Bruton Decorative Antiques Fair is cancelled this year due to a dates clash.

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Bonhams and Sotheby's latest to reschedule Asian art auctions after spread of coronavirus

11 February 2020

Bonhams and Sotheby's have postponed Asian art auctions during New York’s Asia Week until June.

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Bonhams' CEO Matthew Girling to leave auction house

11 February 2020

Matthew Girling, Bonhams’ global CEO, is to step down from the role he has held since 2015 and will leave the company.

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New faces at TEFAF and Phillips plus a new home for Abacus Auctions

11 February 2020

An update from across the world of art and antiques in ATG’s latest Movers and Shakers.

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And the award for ‘best antiques in a movie’ goes to…

10 February 2020

Ever been distracted by the antiques in a movie or TV series and wondered if they were ‘right’ or where they came from?

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A Suffolk watercolour, grape shears and Chinese tea caddies are among six lots to watch at auction

10 February 2020

With estimates from £120-3000 here are six previews of upcoming items in the next fortnight.

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Top stories this week – including news of a Regency clock stolen from a leading London dealer

09 February 2020

The most clicked-on stories on this website over the last week included news of a 19th century mahogany bracket clock stolen from a dealer in Kensington.

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Shackleton expedition sledge and flag blocked from export

08 February 2020

A sledge and flag that were taken on Sir Ernest Shackleton’s 1907-09 British Antarctic Expedition have been temporarily blocked from export in the hope of finding a UK buyer.

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Chinese dressing table joins early sales at Chester decorative and antiques fair

07 February 2020

Susannah Midwinter of Midwinter Antiques was among the exhibitors opening for business at The Chester Decorative Antiques & Art Fair this morning.