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Art market

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

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Art market

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

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Object lessons

Object lessons: a Cuban vanguardian work, a Noguchi sculpture with a Hollywood history and a Ragamala miniature painting

Our pick of highlights from upcoming auctions

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Exhibitions

The sublime and the divine: Ashmolean exhibition explores Islamic divinatory art

Dozens of artefacts never before on public view feature in show

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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

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Object lessons

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