Category: Auction Houses and stolen objects

‘Moriarty of the Old Master’ pulls off the art crime of the century: Market in crisis as experts warn £200m of paintings could be fakes  | Daily Mail Online

‘Moriarty of the Old Master’ pulls off the art crime of the century: Market in crisis as experts warn £200m of paintings could be fakes’ dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3817580/Moriarty-Old-Master-pulls-art-crime-century-Market-crisis-experts-warn-200m-paintings-fakes.html 10/1/2016 The suspect Old Masters described as the ‘biggest scandal in a century’ In…

Courthouse News Service – Discovery Slated in Suit Over Cambodian Statue – Sotheby's cannot toss claims that its auction catalog included a 10th century statue that had been looted from a sacred Cambodian temple

Courthouse News Service http://www.courthousenews.com/2013/03/29/56212.htm March 31, 2013 By ADAM KLASFELD  Tweet   Discovery Slated in Suit Over Cambodian Statue   By ADAM KLASFELD  MANHATTAN (CN) – Sotheby’s cannot toss claims that its auction catalog included a 10th century statue that…

Paris, France: Drouot sets out on the road to recovery

Drouot sets out on the road to recovery http://www.antiquestradegazette.com/news/7674.aspx 20 September 2010 THE Hotel Drouot, the communal auction facility used by most Paris auctioneers, faces an even bigger overhaul than expected after the French Justice Minister’s scathing report about its…

Paris, France: In the Wake of a Damning Report on Famous Drouot, Artprice Analyses France's Collapsing Position in the Art Market

In the Wake of a Damning Report on Famous Drouot, Artprice Analyses France’s Collapsing Position in the Art Market http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/in-the-wake-of-a-damning-report-on-famous-drouot-artprice-analyses-frances-collapsing-position-in-the-art-market-102765724.html PARIS, September 13, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — France’s major economic newspaper Les Echos reports, in an article by Martine Robert, having…

Swansea archaeologist works to send stolen artefacts home

Swansea archaeologist works to send stolen artefacts home http://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/uk-news/2010/05/03/swansea-archaeologist-works-to-send-stolen-artefacts-home-91466-26364251/ May 3 2010 by Robin Turner, Western Mail LIKE Indiana Jones, Dr David Gill delights in getting his hands on precious antiquities. But while his movie counterpart is often seen plucking…

Roman Limestone Funerary Busts at Bonhams: Withdrawn

Roman Limestone Funerary Busts at Bonhams: Withdrawn http://lootingmatters.blogspot.com/2010/04/roman-limestone-funerary-busts-at.html The three Roman funerary busts that were due to be auctioned at Bonhams next week have been withdrawn: lots 399-401 (“This lot has been withdrawn”). All three had the same collecting history:…

Jackie Chan wades into row over looted Chinese relicsFilm star condemns 'shameful' £28m sale of Qing dynasty sculptures

Tania Branigan guardian.co.uk, Thursday 26 February 2009 14.43 GMT Jackie Chan has criticised the sale of bronze rat and rabbit sculptures. Photograph: Mast Irham/EPA± http://www.guardian.co.uk/artanddesign/2009/feb/26/chan-china-looted-relics China’s campaign for the return of two Qing dynasty bronzes plundered during the Opium wars…

PARIS (AFP) — Two looted Chinese bronzes sold for 15.7 million euros (20.3 million dollars) each to anonymous telephone bidders at the Yves Saint Laurent art sale on Wednesday, despite protests from Beijing

Chinese relics sell for 15.7 mln euros each at YSL auction 26 minutes ago PARIS (AFP) — Two looted Chinese bronzes sold for 15.7 million euros (20.3 million dollars) each to anonymous telephone bidders at the Yves Saint Laurent art…

The London auctioneers Bonhams are under pressure to withdraw several of the prized pieces from its forthcoming antiquities sale after a senior Italian politician raised questions over their provenance

Italy tries to block sale of Bonhams antiquities linked to disgraced dealer Dalya Alberge, Arts Correspondent The London auctioneers Bonhams are under pressure to withdraw several of the prized pieces from its forthcoming antiquities sale after a senior Italian politician…