Last year, during Masterpiece week, the art market incredibly made over half a billion in sales.

This year's fair offers over 150 galleries including Richard Green, Van Cleef & Arpels and Stanley Gibbons, with pieces spanning over 4 000 years of art history.

Chief Executive of Masterpiece, Nazy Vassegh describes the week as ''the epicentre of the art season in London.''

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A standout piece not to be missed is the pair of pearl earrings, which have the most impressive provenance as they belonged to the last Empress of France, Eugenie de Montijo, which are at the renowned New York jewellers Siegelson. Incredibly, a portrait of the Empress wearing the earrings is on display at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.

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Timed with the opening of the Barbara Hepworth solo show at Tate Britian, Offer Waterman & Co are offering works by Hepworth at the fair. Britian's Lowell Libson Ltd have a wonderful watercolour by J.M.W Turner entitled A view over the val d'Aosta, 1836. Piano Noble will also exhibit KA IV, 1980 by another British giant, Bridget Riley.

blog (1) J.M.W Turner, A view over the val d'Aosta, 1836.
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America's Geoffrey Diner Gallery will be showcasing two iconic Tiffany Studio lamps, one with the peony and the other a wisteria.

Hong Kong's 88 Gallery will be offering the most exquisite design in the form of the vibrant Enfilade en Turquoise, 2013 by Kim Tan.

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As well as design, jewellery and art, the fair features books and works on paper from such dealers as Peter Harrington and Shapero Rare Books.

Masterpiece London: 25 June - 1 July 2015. The Royal Hospital Chelsea, London SW3 4LW.

For more information, see here.

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