Dealers

Dealers come in all shapes and forms, from small sole-traders to powerhouse galleries. Both play an integral role in the art and antiques market.

They often specialise in a given fields such as jewellery, ceramics, paintings, Asian art or coins but there are also plenty of general dealers operate across different categories.

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Seven highlights at the first TEFAF Online

27 October 2020

Next week TEFAF launches its new digital marketplace.

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Feast from the East: East Asian art in focus during latest events programme

26 October 2020

The East Asian tranche of the new-format Asian Art in London event runs from October 29-November 7.

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Trade fears axe of VAT-free shopping for tourists after Brexit

26 October 2020

A government plan to end VAT-free shopping for international visitors next year will impact the UK art and antiques trade, say dealers.

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The web shop window: Arne Jacobsen's Swan Chairs

26 October 2020

Thousands of items are available to buy from dealers online. Here we pick out one that caught our eye this week.

Asian Art in London 2020 - maps of participants

26 October 2020

Download our maps showing participants in the East Asian section of Asian Art in London, October 29-November 7.

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Asian Art in London: the East Asian award nominees

26 October 2020

Following on from the nominees for the best Indian and Islamic object (published in ATG No 2463), an equivalent shortlist has been announced for pieces in the East Asian category.

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Devon on a particular high for antiques centre boss

26 October 2020

Vincent Page, owner of Antiques on High centres in Oxford and Sidmouth, reports that trade in both shops has been good with “a significant increase in Sidmouth, on numerous days taking more than AOH in Oxford”.

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Militaria fairs return to action

26 October 2020

Focus on two events that have been staged successfully and boosted dealer confidence

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Amsterdam tribal art fair runs online with 21 dealers

26 October 2020

The rare Ankwe terracotta figure is attributed to ceramicist Azume of Goemai, who died c.1951. Her figures were made for women and important locals, and two other examples – the only others known – currently reside in The British Museum.

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5 Questions: Delftware specialist Robert Aronson

26 October 2020

Robert Aronson runs Dutch family business Aronson Anitquairs, which launched in 1881 and today specialises in Delftware.

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No travels to Japan but dealer moves in on Japanese website idea

26 October 2020

Asian Art in London dealer Joost van den Bergh is launching a new website devoted to Art Deco and Modernist Japanese art to coincide with the event.

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Four methods dealers are using to showcase stock

26 October 2020

The firebreakers, circuitbreakers, alerts and tiers have made recent weeks feel chaotic. But dealers are carrying on regardless, devising new and different ways to sell their stock safely, whether online, through catalogues or in person.

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East Asian: Virtual realities as Asian Art in London adapts to Covid-19 changes

26 October 2020

While galleries remain open during Asian Art in London, the ever-changing world of Covid-19 restrictions means the internet has also become an important resource for doing business

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Asian Art in London 2020: East Asian dealer previews

26 October 2020

A selection of previews from dealers taking part in the East Asian section of Asian Art in London.

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Venetian abbey buys northern Renaissance devotional oil

19 October 2020

Turin dealership Caretto & Occhinegro Gallery has sold a previously unpublished oil by Jan Matsys (c.1510-75) to the Abbey of San Giorgio Maggiore in Venice.

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New Orleans gallery covers a timeline history of clocks

19 October 2020

A 16th century German weight-driven turret wall clock is offered as a prime example of Renaissance horology at New Orleans gallery MS Rau’s exhibition 'Time Across Time: Clocks and the Art of Timekeeping'.

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Two wheels v four legs

19 October 2020

Tim Bryars’ enthusiasm for the “democratisation of travel” extends well beyond the railways.

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5 Questions: Monica Cardarelli of Laocoon Gallery

19 October 2020

Monica Cardarelli is co-director of Laocoon Gallery, which is part of London Art Week’s focus on female artists this month. Cardarelli has curated the gallery’s ongoing exhibition of Futurist artist Marisa Mori (until January 15).

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The moon rises at Colnaghi exhibition

19 October 2020

Dating to the second quarter of the 16th century, this stained-glass moon comes from northern France and is offered now by St James’s dealership Colnaghi.

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It moss be love: naturalist’s album bought by museum

19 October 2020

At a recent PBFA fair, dealer John Underwood sold a collection of albums of mosses compiled by the naturalist Frederick DuCane Godman (1834-1919) to Horsham Museum & Art Gallery.

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