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A white diamond the size of a small egg sold for $30.6m (£19m) at an auction on Monday, edging out the previous record for such a stone set just six months ago.
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Gems from the canon of Norman Rockwell, whose depictions of post-war America still conjure nostalgia for a seemingly simpler, more optimistic time, are bound for the auction block at Sotheby’s in New York. The collection offers a perfect sampling of Rockwell’s iconic style that seems almost photographic in its detail, capturing ordinary moments and rituals in the daily life in America six decades ago. They are among seven works that will go under the hammer on 4 December and were each commissioned as covers for the Saturday Evening Post.
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A stunning and rare diamond is to go on sale in Hong Kong in a little over a month and is expected to fetch a record price of nearly $20m (£12.8m).
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Art lovers could pick up a bargain when Charles Saatchi sells off part of his multimillion-pound art collection at auction without putting any reserve prices on the work.
His paintings sell for millions at auction, but now a set of Francis Bacon's paintbrushes will go under the hammer and are expected to fetch around £25,000.