Tina, Anil Ambani take art to Christie’s

London: Billionaire Indian businessman Anil Ambani's wife Tina Ambani is seeking to raise over £1,00,000 for her Harmony Art Foundation by selling a dozen art works at Christie's, which is also exhibiting 32 works from the Ambani family's private collection.

The global auction powerhouse said in a statement that starting from Wednesday, Christie's London would exhibit 32 works from Tina and Anil Ambani's private...

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Art teacher sold fake pottery for thousands

A former public school art teacher duped auction houses into selling fake antique pots he made in his shed.

He made dozens of bowls and vases that he stamped with his own version of the potters' seal to make them appear genuine. He then convinced auctioneers, including Christie's and Bonhams, to offer them for sale.

Bonhams unwittingly sold two fake Leach vases and a Rie pot for a total of...

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Treasures of Gladstone’s Scottish home under hammer in 1m sale

It was Queen Victoria who once said that he spoke to her as if he was addressing a public meeting.

Now some of the last material connections between one of Britain's greatest Prime Ministers, William Ewart Gladstone, and Scotland are to be put on sale publicly for the first time in a £1m event at Christie's in London next week....

Read Phil Miller's article about the Gladstone collection in The Herald

China becomes world’s 3rd largest art auction market

China's art market overtook France's for the first time last year, according to figures released by Art Price on Monday.

According to Art Price's 2007 data comprising sales of fine arts works - paintings, drawings and photographs - the global art market saw an overall rise for the seventh year running, with revenue up 43.8 per cent on the previous year.

The rise was driven by a...

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