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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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Auction highlights across this year do far – tiaras, the largest pink diamond jewel ever sold, prestigious Ottoman Iznik pottery and iconic paintings. Starting off the year was the Bonhams Photographs auction at New York in April which featured works by Ansel Adams, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Alfred Stieglitz, Helmut Newton, Ormond Gigli (the famous Girls in the Windows), and Steve McCurry (the equally famous Sharbat Gula, Afghan Girl, a dye bleach print of which sold for...

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Sotheby’s sold a rare Iznik charger (c.1480) for £5.35 million, breaking a record for a piece of Iznik pottery and establishing one of the highest prices for an Islamic work of art. The charger, one of the most important pieces of Ottoman Iznik pottery remaining in private hands, was offered as part of Sotheby’s Arts of the Islamic World auction in London. Originally estimated to fetch between £300,000-500,000, the exceptional piece drew in considerable interest...

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