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100 auction houses now subscribing for Art Loss Register due diligence

Published: Wednesday 10th August 2016

The Art Loss Register is delighted to announce that, as of this week, 100 auction houses are subscribing to its due diligence services. This represents an increase of 50% in the number of auction houses checking their catalogues with the Art Loss Register in the last three years, reflecting the growing importance for art market […]

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Stolen Patek Philippe watch recovered across the Atlantic

Published: Monday 1st August 2016

In June 2016, the Art Loss Register (ALR) identified a Patek Philippe watch in a sale in New York, only two years after its theft in Naples. The watch had been registered by the insurer on the Watch Register: the ALR’s database dedicated to stolen watches. The watch belonged to a Swiss collector from whom […]

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Two important Old Master paintings have been recovered by the Art Loss Register and safely returned to Italy after their theft 22 years ago

Published: Monday 6th June 2016

  1: Aniello Falcone (1607-1656), Battle scene, oil on canvas, 150 x 205 cm 2: Workshop of Valentin de Boulogne (1591-1632), Concert with four people and a drinker, oil on canvas, 103 x 148 cm The Art Loss Register (ALR) has recovered two large Old Master paintings, both of which were stolen in Rome in 1994: one from the […]

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Rare Marine Chronometer located and returned

Published: Monday 18th April 2016

April 2016 Art Loss Register locates a stolen marine chronometer An early 20th century two day Marine Chronometer, mounted on a locking gimbal in a brass bound wooden case, 7 x 7 x 8 ins. This week, a stolen early 20th century marine chronometer was returned to the theft victim following its location by the […]

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Article: The Reality of Art Crime

Published: Monday 18th April 2016

The Art Loss Register’s Will Korner discusses common perceptions and the reality of art theft and dispute in the March 2016 newsletter for J. Safra Sarasin Brokerage Limited. The article on Famous Art and Jewellery Heists in July’s J. Safra Sarasin Brokerage’s newsletter compiled some of the most famous thefts on the subject. There is a certain familiarity for […]

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