Art Loss Register, New York's district attorney and antiquities dealers team up to safeguard Lebanese sculptures – antiquestradegazette.com

This Roman Marble Torso, dated 1st-2nd century AD, was originally excavated from the Temple of Eshmun at the site of Sidon in 1972. It is now on display at the National Museum in Beirut. Image courtesy of the Art Loss Register. Laura Chesters 06 Feb 2018 The two marble sculptures were originally excavated from the […]

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How will the UK's proposed ivory regulations affect the trade? – Art Newspaper

The elephant population has declined by almost one-third in under a decade Donovan van staden, shutterstock The UK is to impose tough new regulations on ivory sales, which will inevitably have an impact on antiques. However, the leading art trade and museum bodies now fully support the ban, as long as it includes the government’s […]

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How will the UK's proposed ivory regulations affect the trade? – Art Newspaper

The elephant population has declined by almost one-third in under a decade Donovan van staden, shutterstock The UK is to impose tough new regulations on ivory sales, which will inevitably have an impact on antiques. However, the leading art trade and museum bodies now fully support the ban, as long as it includes the government’s […]

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They said what?! The week (January 29-February 4) in quotes from the art and antiques world – antiquestradegazette.com

Frances Allitt 04 Feb 2018 “We made very tough decisions last year that were very painful. But we have taken a conscious decision to sell fewer lots that are better chosen with higher sell-through rates. It is easy for the masterpieces to steal the headlines but the real story is the strong sell-through rates at […]

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Dealer The Fine Art Society to leave London's Bond Street after more than 140 years – antiquestradegazette.com

Laura Chesters 02 Feb 2018 The five-storey townhouse at 148 New Bond Street has been the home of FAS since 1876, but as rents and business rates have risen in the area, the company has decided to find a cheaper location elsewhere in the capital ahead of its rent review next summer. Pippa Stockdale, who […]

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