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Sworders’ March 10th-11th Fine Interiors sale includes a well-known oil painting by artist Terence Cuneo (1907-1996). Evening Star at Full Steam, signed and dated October 1963, is estimated at £40,000-60,000. The painting’s ‘end of an era’ subject is the last steam locomotive ever built for British Railways – the BR standard class 9F engine completed at Swindon Works in 1960. Built with the intention that it would be preserved as a heritage object, it was...

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Joining the Vantage Coupe, which was launched in 2018, the new Aston Martin Vantage Roadster convertible model amplifies the emotional appeal of a model renowned for delivering a compelling blend of potent performance, outstanding dynamics and everyday usability. Testament to the uncompromising design, engineering and execution of this scintillating open-top two-seater, Vantage Roadster shares the Vantage Coupe’s absolute commitment to driving thrills. Powered by Aston Martin’s 4.0-litre twin-turbo 510PS/685Nm V8 engine and mated to an...

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With Valentine’s Day fast approaching, Jonkers Rare Books of Henley-on-Thames has come up with a selection of ten titles chosen to make perfect gifts for a loved one on Friday. As ever, Jonkers can present all books in gift boxes, and next day courier delivery is available on all orders received before 3pm. “Ah, my Beloved, fill the Cup that clears Today of past regrets and future Fears” Sangorski And Sutcliffe Rubaiyat Of Omar Khayyam...

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Oxford Ceramics Gallery has announced plans for its 2020 season of exhibitions, starting with 100 years of The Leach Pottery which runs until March 14th 2020. Founded in 1920, The Leach Pottery helped shape studio ceramics as we know it today, and is a cornerstone of ceramic history. The exhibition includes over 200 works sourced from across the globe from these masters of ceramics: Bernard Leach, Shoji Hamada, Michael Cardew, Kawai Kanjiro, and Tomimoto Kenkichi;...

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Chiswick Auctions is excited to present two iconic chairs, the design of which was chosen by Stanley Kubrick for his classic 1969 film 2001: A Space Odyssey, in the Design sale at Chiswick Auctions this Tuesday, February 11th, 2020. The Djinn chairs were designed by Olivier Mourgue in 1965, while he was working for the French manufacturer Airborne International, and epitomise ’60s ‘futuristic’ design. The design has gone on to take a place in interior...

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Over £70 million worth of cars will be for sale at The London Classic Car Show at Olympia from 20th-23rd February. Highlights include an Aston Martin DB4GT, a low mileage Ferrari 512 BBi and a  Maserati Ghibli 4.9 SS Spyder. The weekend of 20-23 February 2020 will see over £70 million worth of classic cars from some of the world’s most prestigious marques all gathered under one roof at this year’s London Classic Car Show....

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A retrospective of the weird and wonderful art of Nancy Fouts comes to Hang-Up Gallery London from Thursday 27th February 2020 to April 24th. American-born artist Nancy Fouts, who died in April 2019, is best known for her distinctive sculptural works, which reconfigure commonplace objects and materials with a subversive and playful humour. Nancy’s work brings together these seemingly disconnected items, religious artefacts, creatures and symbols to create bizarre juxtapositions of the everyday, wickedly funny...

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What started with the industry’s first carbon-titanium composite cased watch earlier this year has led to Vault’s latest creation, the V2+ RED CC. Once again, the company has teamed up with Fatcarbon to explore the limits of composites and to create a visually striking and very light material. Mark Schwarz, Founder of VAULT, says “So far as we know the V2+ RED CC is the world’s first watch featuring a carbon-ceramic composite case. For me,...

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Ronnie Wood, best known as guitarist for the Rolling Stones, is opening a popup exhibition at Carousel, 71 Blandford Street, London to showcase his artwork. Opening on the 13th December, The Ronnie Wood Collection will give visitors the chance to see some of his best-loved paintings and never before seen works, as well as a series of limited edition signed prints. See Also: Keith Flint Auction ‘Surpasses Expectations and Raises £347k  “I’m always looking for...

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Drawing on key elements of its WAMM Master Chronosonic, Wilson Audio’s new Chronosonic XVX, retailing at £330,000 per pair, represents “a new paradigm at the apex of loudspeaker design”. The Chronosonic XVX builds on Wilson Audio’s former flagship model, the hugely respected Alexandria XLF. It is the company’s new top-of-the-line transducer, excepting the late Dave Wilson’s magnum opus, the WAMM Master Chronosonic – which can be built to order for anyone with £700,000 to spend...

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