The Art Loss Register
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The Art Loss Register
The Art Loss Register

The history of The Art Loss Register (ALR) dates back to 1976, when The International Foundation for Art Research in New York established the archive of lost collectibles and cultural property. Officially The ALR was registered in 1990 in London, and currently is considered the biggest database of claimed art and antique. In 2013 the database contained around 350 000 objects.

In comparison, the database of

  • Scotland Yard contains 57 500 objects,
  • Interpol has 40 000 objects,
  • FBI 8 000 objects.

The ALR is a commercial organization; the shareholders are Julian Radcliffe – 68% (2013) and the auction houses Christie’s, Sotheby’s, Bonhams.

Sources: The Art Newspaper, The New York Times, Antiques Trade Gazette


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On March 23 and during the period from 25 to 27 March 2020 Schuler Auktionen in Zurich will be hosting a traditional spring auction and presenting works by European painters from the XV-XIXth centuries. Among the highlights is an extensive series of religious paintings with strong provenance, landscapes and still life art.  Next...
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On March 23 and during the period from с 25 to 27 March 2020 Schuler Auktionen in Zurich will offer Russian imperial and soviet porcelain, as well as rare icons from the XVIII-XIXth centuries. A special important lot of the upcoming sale is a pearl-grey winter landscape by Isaac Levitan.  Next...
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On the 5th of March 2020, the leading auction house in Finland Hagelstam & Co. will be hosting a traditional spring auction of classical art and offering rare works by XIX-XX century Russian artists, an extensive collection of porcelain and figurines with provenance by the Popov Factory from the XIX century, State Porcelain Factory from 1920-30s, the Gardner Factory, cloisonné enamels and an icon Triumphal Entry into Jerusalem from the XIX century. In total approximately 290 premier lots will be put up including important works of Finnish artists from the period of the Golden Age of Finnish Art, bronze, furniture, books, out of which 85 lots will be Russian art.  Next...
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During the period from 9 to 13 December 2019 Swiss auction house Schuler Auktionen will be offering a large collection of rare works from XVII-XIX century Dutch artists. The top lots include an important self-portrait “Reading” of Michiel Sweerts (1618–1664) from a private collection in Basel, “Landscape with winter fun on ice at the ruins of Villers-la-Ville” from Frederik Marinus Kruseman (1816–1882), which is the first depiction of the ruins of the monastery executed by the artist, “A view on the street from the Church of St. Severin, Cologne” from a Dutch architectural artist and an inventor of a street lighting scheme in Amsterdam Jan van der Heyden (1637–1712), and other rare paintings from private collections.  Next...
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During the period from 9 to 13 of December 2019 the Swiss Schuler Auktionen will put up 25 XVII-XXth century Russian icons. The top lots include: XVIIth century “Ascension of Jesus”, XIXth century “Sedmitsa”, “Christ Pantocrator” Faberge pendant icon (c. 1910), icon with embroidery “The Virgin of Vladimir” (c. 1800), large icon “St. Alexander Nevsky” (c. 1900), XIXth century “The Great Feasts”, XVIII century “The Theotokos of Tikhvin” and other icons from private Swiss collection.  Next...
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During the period from the 1st to the 9th of December, Geneva auction house Piguet will be holding an online auction, where they will present watches and leather articles of renowned luxury brands. A traditional auction will be held on December 12th, 2019, where top lots from the winter sales collection will be sold at the clack of the gavel. The brands featured at auction include Hermes, Chanel, Gucci, Louis Vuitton, Cartier, Chopard, Rolex, Patek Philippe, Audemars Piguet, Beritling, Bulgali, Frank Muller, Jaeger LeCoultre, Vacheron Constantin and other famous manufacturers.  Next...
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During the period from the 10th to the 12th of December 2019 as part of the winter sales at the Piguet, Geneva auction house will put up 26 important lots of Russian art – icons, enamels and decorative arts. The top lots include an important kovsh by the supplier of the Imperial court Vladimir Morozov, St. Petersburg, beginning of the XX century, six lovely silver bear figures attributed to Fabergé, XX century, from renown Van den Broek d'Obrenan family collection, a bronze sculpture "Voyevod, Boyarin Morozov" after Eugene Lanceray (1875-1946), two carafes, Julius Rappoport for Fabergé, Russia, beginning of the XX century, сhalice and plate with cloisonne enamel the collection of the acclaimed engineer Louis Eugène Dupont (1839-1901) and other collectible articles.  Next...
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At the upcoming December auction, Geneva auction house Piguet will present rare artworks, sculptures, and artistic graphics from the post-impressionist and modernist period. The sale will feature "La Seine à Valvins"(1901) from the renown Swiss painter Felix Vallotton (1865-1925), several works from French expressionist Bernard Buffet (1928-1999) including his "Carantec, bateaux échoués à marée basse" landscape, a romantic landscape "Le Moulin de la Galette à Montmartre" (1918) from Maurice Utrillo (1883-1955), the Parisian landscape "Quais de Seine" by Jean Dufy (1888-1964),"Le Petit Portail, Brume" landscape by Albert Marquet (1875-1947), "La gardienne de cochons" by French Fauvist Othon Friesz (1879-1949), several “dancing” sculptures from the master of Art Deco Dimitri Chiparus (1886-1947) and other important works.  Next...
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On the 2nd of December 2019, the Parisian auction house Millon will be holding grand sales of Russian art. Russian icons from the XVI – beginning of the XX centuries will be put up for sale, paintings of Russian artists from the XIX century to avant-garde, modern art and School of Paris. A large collection of tea glass holders from the XIX-XX centuries will be sold, enamels from the XIX century and Fabergé pieces, as well as Russian factory porcelain from the XIX-XX centuries, sculptures, pre-revolutionary medals, rare books, and even Romanov family heritage items and photographs. The top lots include a large easel canvas “Medusa” by Vasiliy Kotarbinski (1849-1921), a serene landscape “Villa Albani, Rome” by Vasily Raev (1807-1871), a cheerful “Rooster” by Nicolas Tarkhoff (1871-1939), an illustration “In the Donbass” for the “The Godless at the Workbench” periodical (no 3, 1924) by Alexander Deyneka (1899-1969) and other important works.  Next...
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