HomeAuthorCharlotte Meadows, Author at Arts & Collections

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Tenuta delle Terre Nere is located in Sicily, on the northern slopes of Etna, its extremely old vines digging deep into volcanic sands, ash and basaltic rock. Except for 7 hectares recently planted, the rest are between 50 and 100 years old. One parcel, having survived phylloxera, has reached the venerable age of 130-140 years old. Tenuta delle Terre Nere’s Winemaking History The estate stands in the finest area for red wine – northern slope...

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For more than 10 years, MODALO has produced exclusive, handcrafted Watch Winders, Watch Boxes and Watch Storage Solutions using superior materials and components with focus on producing the highest quality of workmanship. Innovative solutions, outstanding design and durable components guarantee the best possible safekeeping for valuable timepieces. MODALO was founded in 2006 and is headquartered in Hamburg, Germany. The brand manufacturing in its own production facilities, every single product is examined individually and composed with...

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Caviar is basically the fresh and only slightly salted roe of the female sturgeon. The sturgeon is a prehistorical migratory fish that has roamed the cold waters of the northern hemisphere for over 250 million years. Depending on the type of sturgeon, size and weight can vary. Some types (e.g. Huso Huso ‘Beluga’, Acipenser Transmontanus) can grow to over 1980 lbs, while others (e.g. Russian sturgeon, Siberian Sturgeon) average around 130 lbs. Interesting to know...

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Personalisation may feel more commonplace than ever these days—everyone seems to have an embossed iPhone case or Goyard tote, and meddle with another’s Spotify or Netflix playlist at their own peril. Watches too, are now objects of self-expression, with engraved case backs now giving way to personalised internal bridges and mainplates. For the London-based high jewellery watchmaker Backes & Strauss, however, bespoke has always meant something more rarefied and unique. As the world’s oldest diamond...

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Grilling stations, outdoor kitchens and wood-fired ovens are standout additions to any luxury exterior arrangements.  ‘Aemyrie ownership is defined through an individual passion for design, quality, food and sharing with others.’—Peter Walsh, Managing Director, Aemyrie Owning a property with a large outdoor space opens up a world of opportunities in terms of design. This is the perfect place to relax, entertain and enjoy pleasant weather, whilst enjoying a laid-back lunch or leisurely dinner with friends. ...

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Exclusive and legendary, the geographic North Pole, 90° north latitude, sits atop the Arctic Ocean and is covered with a spider web of pressure ridges and drift ice, as much as 10-feet thick in some spots. The destination is remote and the journey is demanding, but for a few hundred intrepid and fortunate adventurers each summer, the top of the world is attainable. At the start of each summer, when the light starts to linger...

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When someone sells art in the U.K., they are unlikely to be surprised that any capital gain realised will be subject to tax. What might be surprising, however, is that the purchase of art can sometimes trigger a tax charge too. Many international taxpayers residing in the U.K. will be regarded as ‘resident but non-domiciled’ and permitted to benefit from the ‘remittance basis’ of taxation for non-UK income and capital gains. Under the remittance basis...

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Collecting fine art can be a life-long pursuit of happiness. Owning rare and unique items comes with its own risks, however, as a standard household policy usually does not cover these prized possessions. We caught up with Suzi Rackley of Aston Lark to discuss fine art insurance and how to navigate the market. Arts & Collections: Why do I need art insurance? Suzi Rackley: Art is often a prized possession or carries great sentimental value,...

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Rounding up the season’s auction highlights, covering the record-breaking, the eclectic and the unique; we bring you the latest from the world’s most renowned auction houses. Scrawled expression Even 30 years after his death, the artwork of Jean-Michel Basquiat is proving to be painfully relevant as ever. A creation from his breakthrough year, Untitled (1982), sold at Sotheby’s Contemporary Art Evening Auction this June for over £14 million—soaring beyond its pre-sale estimate of £7.5-10 million....

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There are a multitude of factors why the current art finance model isn’t ideal—Amelia Hunton, Managing Director, OMNIA Asset Solutions OMNIA Global brings innovation to the art finance sector with their art finance division, called OMNIA Asset Solutions, launched to help collectors, institutions and corporations generate an income form their luxury assets. OMNIA Asset Solutions have positioned themselves as an alternative finance service to traditional art loans. The company has been operating within the art...

Unique in its broad international coverage of both arts and cultural events, Arts & Collections covers fine art from antiquity to modern times, auction records, a special sale preview by Sotheby’s, as well as market trends that inform collectors of the world’s finest items.

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