Andy Warhol’s piece titled “One Dollar Bill (Silver Certificate)” was sold for a stunning 20,869,000 GBP (30.7 million) at Sotheby’s Contemporary Art Evening Event
The evening event on July 2 realized £130.4 million ($204.7 million), Sotheby’s highest-ever total for a sale of Contemporary Art in Europe. See some of the other top sales on Sotheby’s blog
An amazing and very important jewelry, called the “Graff Ruby” was sold at Sotheby’s “Magnificent Jewels and Nobel Jewels” auction for over 8 million dollars (8,285,000 CHF) It was part of the Dimitri Mavrommatis collection and it weights 8.62 carats.
From the lot’s note:
This spectacular gemstone was first sold at auction nearly nine years ago. It quickly soared to some six times its low estimate and was purchased by the celebrated jeweller Laurence Graff establishing a world record price at auction for a ruby of its size.
Mr Graff named the stone after the sale the ‘Graff Ruby’, and in a Bloomberg interview in February 2006 was quoted as saying ‘…the cut and spread of colour is the finest I have ever seen’.
Since then, the prices for truly exceptional Mogok rubies, arguably the rarest of all gemstones, have continued to soar on the very few occasions they have appeared on the market.
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Completed by Patek Philippe in 1932, the Henry Graves Supercomplication watch is now the most expensive watch ever sold. It was sold for $24 million (CHF 23.2 million) at Sotheby’s Important Watches auction in Switzerland.
You can read more about this auction and the history of the Patek Philippe watch on the Sotheby’s site or on Bloomberg’s
An important and rare table lamp by Tiffany Studios was sold for $1,202,500 by Sotheby’s at the “Important Tiffany” auction in New York on December 16, 2010
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Yes, it is. This magnificant pink diamond was sold for 45,442,500 CHF (over $45 million dollars), way beyond the pre-auction estimate and set a new world record for any diamonds or any jewelry sold at an auction.
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