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  • The world’s most sought-after pear-shaped diamonds 22 Oct '16, 11am

    ‘Just as a great artist is able to “see” a masterpiece in a block of marble, a perfect diamond is the result of the skill and vision of a master cutter who is able to uncover beauty from a rough gem,’ remarked Rahul Kadakia, Head of Jewellery at Christie’s, before the May 2013 sale of...

  • 5 minutes with… A precious survivor from Mughal India:

    5 minutes with … a rare survivor from Mughal India 15 Oct '16, 9pm

    This colourful page from the original work is typically fanciful: it shows Amir Hamza, the book’s hero, carried in the claws of the rukh, or roc, a giant mythical bird. Finding himself in a land far from home, Amir Hamza had hidden in the bird’s nest and then clung to its legs when it...

  • From the naturalistic to the downright cartoonish: how wildly creative animal #brooches evolved:

    Animal form jewellery: All Creatures great and small 14 Oct '16, 9pm

    One of the earlier examples offered in the Online Jewels sale is this charming turtle pendant brooch from the late 19th century, with bright green demantoid garnets set amid silver-topped gold. Demantoid garnets were first discovered in 1868 in the Ural Mountains of Russia, and the hi...

  • 10 astonishing discoveries from a 200-year-old #wine cellar:

    10 rare wines discovered in the Avery Family cellar 07 Oct '16, 9pm

    The first visit to a substantial wine cellar of genuine importance is an exciting and tantalising prospect. This particular cellar, located beneath the Avery family home in rural Somerset, is within striking distance of Bristol, home to Averys Wine Merchants since 1793. Descending the...

  • Awesome Collecting guide: The classical myths behind ancient treasures

    Decoding the mythology behind ancient treasures 08 Oct '16, 12pm

    On this squat lekythos , an ancient Greek vessel for storing oil, Eros, the winged god of desire, interacts with a young human couple, presumably Paris and Helen, the mythological lovers whose illicit liaison sparked the Trojan War. According to legend, the Olympian gods had been invi...

  • Salvador Dalí (1904-1989) , Moment de transition | 12 Oct '16, 6pm

    In the early 1930s, Dalí began to paint a highly important series of haunted, dream-like landscapes based on the desolate plains, jagged rocky outcrops, and immense sandy beaches of his Catalan homeland. Eerie but poetic in mood, these spare, melancholy landscapes are peopled only by ...

  • Why a #vintage #carpet beats all:

    Rugs and Carpets: Why it pays to go vintage 10 Oct '16, 9pm

    The hand-woven antique carpets offered at Christie’s hail from Persia, Anatolia and across the Middle East — regions whose traditional designs continue to inspire modern imitators today. They are made from naturally-dyed wool, taken from sheep that grazed on the high pastures of the C...

  • Who to buy, what to collect and how to get the most out of @FriezeLondon @FriezeArtFair by @ChristiesInc

    How to get the most out of Frieze London 30 Sep '16, 8pm

    In a perfect world, which emerging or young artist would you be starting to collect, and why? I have started looking at more new media and time-based media artists recently, like Appau Jnr Boakye-Yiadom , Julia Phillips and Hannah Black . In their own ways, they each have an unimpaire...

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