A Chinese vase with the mark of the Qianlong emperor (1736 – 1785) was found in the attic of a French home and sold at auction for millions.
On June 12, 2018, the vase was sold at (more…)
In a recent episode of the Antiques Roadshow, a woman brought along a ‘royal throne’ to be examined.
The lady, who brought the item to Castle Howard in North Yorkshire, said that (more…)
A figurine sat on an antique shop shelf for 30 years has finally sold at an auction recently, bringing in a large amount of money.
The antique shop owner mistakenly thought that the (more…)
In May 2018, Christie’s in New York is selling the art and antique collection of Peggy and David Rockefeller.
Some of the items were acquired by the (more…)
The Ritz Paris Hotel is selling 10,000 objects and antiques in a five day sale later this month. The hotel closed in 2012 for a full renovation and items removed from the hotel are being put up for sale.
Audrey Hepburn, Ernest Hemingway, Coco Chanel and Marcel Proust are amongst the famous names that have (more…)
Modern technology is rarely associated with antiques, but that is changing.
PresTop is a (more…)
If an old item has been owned by a historical figure or part of a historical event, it will likely have a high value. (more…)
The government is looking at extending the ban on the sale of ivory to include items made before 1947.
Previously only more (more…)
A diamond ring, found at a car boot sale and bought for £10, recently sold at auction for over half a million pounds. (more…)
An auction house in Wokingham was stunned at a recent sale, as a rare Chinese artefact was sold for a record price.
A jade Bi disc was presented for sale at (more…)