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1) Rediscovered Iznik charger takes £4.55m at Sotheby's auction

The Debbane charger, a newly-discovered 15th century Iznik dish, was the toast of Sotheby’s Islamic Week offering, selling for a spectacular £4.55m (£5.4m including buyer’s premium).

Iznik dish

This 15th century Iznik dish was estimated at £300,000-500,000 at Sotheby's.

2) Single-owner sale of jewellery – including more than 100 Georg Jensen items – comes to auction

A major collection of late 19th and early 20th century jewellery amassed by a Buckinghamshire collector over half a century, has been consigned to auction.

3) Shropshire auction house Perry & Phillips closes as director returns to dealing roots

Auction house Perry & Phillips in Bridgnorth will close after 170 years in business as its owner has decided to instead focus on running the antiques centre in the Shropshire town.

John Ridgway

John Ridgway has decided to close auction house Perry & Phillips in Bridgnorth to focus on the Old Mill Antiques Centre.

4) Five lots to watch at auction this week including a rare silver chocolate stirrer

From the first book ever written in the Antarctic to a silver chocolate stirrer, here are five previews from upcoming sales this week.

5) Business rates cut is relief for antiques dealers and art galleries

Small antiques shops and art galleries have been given a reprieve on business rates with Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond announcing a cut by a third for many small businesses.

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