Top news this week (from February 17 to 23, 2022)
1) The piercing portrait of a young lover and bride-to-be turns heads at Roseberys
One of the highest prices for a work on paper by Gerald Leslie Brockhurst was set at South London’s Roseberys auction house when a portrait of model Kathleen Woodward, later the artist’s second wife, was aroused strong demand.
2) The Czar’s gift to the Philadelphia doctor will be sold at Freeman’s
This up-to-date cloisonne enameled silver display tankard was a highlight of the Gilded Age auction at Freeman’s in Philadelphia.
3) Letter: Antiquities Rescue Center launched to rescue ivory antiques from the trash
With the ban on the trade in antique ivory coming into effect just weeks away, dealer Michael Baggott explains why he started the Antiques Rescue Center.
4) Cry for help to find stolen props from The Crown TV series
The Antiques Trade is asked to search for a group of props stolen from the team behind Netflix’s The Crown that have been taken from a truck.
5) “Four months” before the ivory ban becomes law
ATG understands that the trade will have until June before the terms of the 2018 Ivory Act come into force.
This list is based on unique users for individual stories from February 17-23, 2022.