The continuing strength of the Chinese market – both the seemingly endless supply of Chinese ceramics and works of art and the demand for them – has meant provincial auctioneers have had to become increasingly knowledgeable about what is on their doorstep. Click here to read more...
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Killer Stuff and Tons of Money: An Insider's Look at the World of Flea Markets, Antiques and Collecting
Thanks to Gail Macleod from Antiques News we were recommended Maureen Stanton's new book - a great read.
It's a behind-the-scenes look at the rich and sometimes hilarious subculture of antiques, collecting, and flea markets - replete with arcane traditions and high drama. Award-winning writer Maureen shadows an antiques dealer from flea markets to high-end antiques shows as he plies his esoteric knowledge to find hidden gems. Along the way, she takes us on the set of Antiques Roadshow, explores eBay's effect on the trade, and for a chapter on fakes and frauds, she interviews a master restorer who passes his doctored furniture through top auction houses.
Tom Maley joins the www.2012sculpture.co.uk trail at the Ragged Museum in London with his 'Y' sculpture - overlooking the American Olympic training ground
Housed in what was once London's biggest Ragged School, this popular, family-friendly museum welcomes people of all ages to taste a slice of Victorian life. Located beside the Regent's Canal the museum offers, through role-play, hands-on exhibits and talks, an authentic and memorable experience of the East End's paupers a century ago http://www.raggedschoolmuseum.org.uk/nextgen/