Henrietta Sharp Cockrell

Charismatic Oliver Hoare's eclectic collection makes £1.5m at Christie's

Timurid manuscript, estimated at £1m-£1.5m, from the late dealer's collection, failed to sell but many other pieces go over estimate

Renewed enthusiasm for Orientalist paintings and a £3.7m coin buoy London's Islamic sales week

Busy auction series brought records for Osman Hamdi Bey and Jean-Léon Gérôme, and controversial sale of two illustrated folios separated from a Persian manuscript

London’s market for Islamic art stays strong

Stricter provenance laws and turmoil in Turkey did not dampen spirits at Sotheby’s and Christie’s

Object lessons: the best of London’s Islamic sales

From Iranian "vase" carpets to a rare figurative Iznik dish, here's our pick of this week's auction highlights