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Animal sculpture

Animal sculpture

A chance reunion proved the catalyst for a collection of bronze art that celebrates the energy and emotion of animals. Catherine Milner reports

Antique drinking vessels

Antique drinking vessels

A dealer’s dinner-party challenge set a collector on the path to accumulating glasses and carafes from throughout the ages. Rima Suqi reports. Photographs by Augusto Brazio

Portrait miniatures

Portrait miniatures

Unearthing the stories behind these keepsakes has nurtured a firm friendship between an avid collector and his advisor, says Claire Wrathall. Photographs by Jude Edginton

Tribal textiles

Tribal textiles

Virtuoso design and lyrical history delight two woven-art enthusiasts, who have created an exquisite and culturally rich collection, says Katrina Burroughs. Portrait by David Ellis

Antiquities

Antiquities

Fervour for ancient art and artefacts – and an eye for undervalued treasures – has given rise to an eclectic private museum, says Claire Wrathall

Ceramics

Ceramics

Contemporary studio pottery is juxtaposed with fine Sèvres porcelain in an exquisite collection shaped by a chief investment officer and a London gallerist. Claire Wrathall reports. Photographs by Shamil Tanna

Fine wine

Fine wine

A 20-year friendship between a watch impresario and his award-winning winemaker “consultant” has led to some remarkable vinous adventures