This European emerald and enamel solitaire ring, c.1680-1720, is available from Les Enluminures for $120,000.

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Running from September 6-9, the fair hosts 120 galleries including two special sections: Frieze Asia and Frieze Masters, where Les Enluminures stands.

Of the 22 galleries in the Masters section are Robilant + Voena, Les Enluminures and Dr Jörn Günther Rare Books.

Stephen Ongpin Fine Art brings a celebrated collection of works by artists such as Picasso, Renoir, Turner and Vuillard.

Though many of these galleries focus on Western works, some bring Asian art too.

Evolution studies


Peter Harrington offers Daihannyaharamittakyo (‘Great Sutra of the Perfection of Wisdom’), a 600-volume collection of 16 different sutras, for £35,000.

Peter Harrington, a newcomer to the fair, is among those with major eastern highlights, exhibiting rare books tracking the evolution of manuscript and print culture from its origins in east Asia.

Its highlights include the oldest item ever offered by the London gallery: a volume from an early Japanese manuscript on Mahayana Buddhism.

It also offers two early sutras that record the role which Korean monks played in the spread of Buddhism across east Asia.