A splendid Tang Dynasty (618-907) pottery prancing horse.

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On their customary stand on the right as you enter the fair, you will find this splendid Tang Dynasty (618-907) pottery prancing horse, 22 1/2in (57cm) high.

A fine example, it clearly reflects the high status of the deceased with whom it pranced into the next world. At Maastricht it costs €55,000.

Meanwhile, there have been developments in the ever-active dealership at 's-Hertogenbosch. Founded by Clemens Van der Ven, who is still very much involved in the business, Vanderven & Vanderven is now managed by his nephew Floris.

Congratulations to Floris on his role, and many more to him and his wife, Nynke, on the birth of their second son Olivier, who, with his elder brother Sebastian, could well be the third generation of the family business.

Meanwhile, a familiar figure on the Vanderven stand at Maastricht is Michael Meijering, who has been working on the Vanderven Art Books enterprise since its foundation in 2001.

Now the books have grown into a full-size company and Michael has decided to dedicate his full attention to this side of the business. But he will continue to be present at fairs to advise on books.