Term: Catalogue listing

The catalogue listing of a lot in an auction catalogue contains factual information about a particular piece, such as maker/manufacturer or artist, a fairly detailed description (and history, if applicable) of the object and the year it was created. The listing of said work may also include its historical significance and comparative analyses by subject experts. There will be as complete a history of prior owners as possible, and a brief summary of any major exhibitions that featured the particular work and publications where the work has been documented. 

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