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At the Sign of the Dial, a selling exhibition at Howard Walwyn Fine Antique Clocks  of Kensington Church Street, London takes place from 12th-26th November 2019. Featured items include a James Clowes Charles II period architectural walnut longcase clock from around 167o – 1675, valued at £180,000. The superb 10 inch square brass dial is signed on the dial plate below VI James Clowes Londini fecit. It has four winged cherub’s head corner spandrels, pierced...

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Leading London silver dealer Koopman Rare Art is presenting an outstanding, rare group of early antique silver plus the highly important, Royal George IV, silver-gilt masterpiece The Shield of Achilles at TEFAF (The European Fine Art Fair) in Maastricht. The highly historic and impressive silver-gilt shield, which bears the Royal Arms of Ernst Augustus, Duke of Cumberland and King of Hanover (1771-1851), is one of the main focal points on the stand of Koopman Rare Art...

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An 18th-century rare Chinese vase found in a shoebox in France sold for €16.2m (£14m) at a Sotheby’s sale. The vase, which was auctioned by Sotheby’s Paris on Tuesday (June 12), sold for more than 20 times its guide price—€500,000 to 700,000. It is the highest price ever reached by a single item sold by Sotheby’s in France. The vase was part of a family’s inheritance and was discovered in an attic. Sotheby’s Asian art...

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‘I think that art is a window into pretty much everything that affects humanity—that’s how I look at it’—Rena DeSisto, global arts and culture executive at Bank of America Rena DeSisto and Allen Blevins from Bank of America give Arts & Collections an insight into their Art in Our Communities project. Since its inception in 2008, Bank of America has used its Art in Our Communities scheme to reach out to non-profit museums and galleries, helping to...

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