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Art and dec: Battersea duo delight

Paintings, drawings and prints are among best performers at spring showing of popular fair

Stoneware urns and statuary hounds found their share of buyers at The Decorative Antiques & Textiles Fair in Battersea (April 4-9), but for several exhibitors it was the fine art sales that marked the spring edition of this thrice-yearly event.

One stand-out sale was a large 19th century French flower painting which Julian Simon Fine Art included in the foyer display of the Battersea Evolution venue where the fair takes place. The oil on canvas by Adolphe Louis Castex-Degrange measured 3ft 3in x 4ft 3in (99cm x 1.3m) and was offered for what ATG understands was a substantial five-figure sum.

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Antiques Trade Gazette is the essential publication for everyone with a serious interest in art, antiques and collectables. Every week it is packed with up-to-the-minute news on the market, with individual items beautifully illustrated throughout. Since 1971 it has been the most reliable source of information on what is really happening at auctions in the UK and around the world. Each issue is filled with auction advertisements and detailed auction reports written by expert journalists. The Dealer’s Diary section keeps readers constantly updated on what is happening at the fairs and markets and in the galleries and shops. Market professionals and serious collectors throughout the world rely on ATG to keep them informed on developments and issues which shape the art market. It is here that they learn about the prices achieved at auction in every area - from antiquities to pop memorabilia, from impressionist paintings to Chinese art. With 500 or more art objects pictured, every issue is a treat to the eye and a visual education. Whatever the topic Antiques Trade Gazette is well-informed, up-to-date and entertaining.

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