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Post-war prints dealer Dominic Kemp sold a William Scott (1913- 1989) lithograph to a new client within 20 minutes of the 20/21 fair. Portrait of a Girl (1948), from a signed edition of 60, sold for £10,500 to a well-known collector.

In Berkeley Square, the LAPADA fair enjoyed a busy preview on September 14, where jewellery specialist Lucas Rarities was awarded best stand.

In the best object categories, Pushkin Antiques won for a late 19th century Russian trompe l‘oeil silver tankard (see front page), dealer Boccara was selected for its 17th century tapestry Le Repas de Psyché and Mackinnon Fine Furniture won for a George I giltwood secretaire cabinet.

Other object winners were a Salvador Dali necklace at Didier, a Roman inscribed marble slab offered at ArtAncient and Sphinx Fine Art’s Louis Caravaque oil of Tsesarevna Elizabeth Petrovna dressed as a man.