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Final flowering for Garden Museum

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The collection of Tiffany jewels offered by Christie’s New York (25/20/12% buyer’s premium) on June 20 was the finest at auction in recent memory.

The 57 lots were consigned as ‘the property of a gentleman’ but had previously formed part of the remarkable holdings of the Japanese collector Takeo Horiuchi and his Louis C Tiffany Garden Museum in Matsue.

It was following the devastating earthquake of March 2011 that Horiuchi scrapped plans for a new museum at the foot of Mount Fuji and instead sold his entire collection, some 620 works of art, to a consortium including California collector and auctioneer Alan Michaan. The ATG carried the story on its front page. Many of the items have since been dispersed at auction in the US and in Paris.

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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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