Fifty-five years ago Pierre Koller founded a gallery that grew into one of the country's leading auction houses. His daughter Cyril Koller is now at the helm.

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The March sale will offer impressive Old Masters and Russian paintings, including this painting by Giorgio Vasari(Arezzo 1511 - 1571 Florence) which is estimated at £406 000-£609 000.

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The second highest estimated lot is an oil painting of a ship off of the Caucasian coast, by Ivan Konstantinovich Aivazovsky. The painting comes from a private European collection and holds an estimate of £332 000-£379 000.

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A delightful floral still life depicting a bouquet of flowers with insects standing in a green glass vase  by Jacob van Walscapelle is estimated at £173 000-£203 000. The last time that it was on the market was when it sold at TEFAF in Maastricht.

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The wonderful furniture selection includes a pair of games tables attributed to the workshop of David Roentgen, one of the leading furniture makers of the 1700's. It dates back to circa 1785 and is estimated to fetch between £135 000-£203 000.

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This whimsical  bust of Franz Xaver Messerschmidt is 25 in a series of sculptures entitled Character Heads, from around 1816. The sculpture depicts a man going through magnetic therapy and previously belonged to the Prince of Lichtenstein Valtice.

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Switzerland is renowned for jewellery auctions and Koller is no exception. This platinum gold necklace made with suspended brilliant cut diamonds has an estimate of £34 000-£54 000.

Check out the rest of the sale here.

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