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The original Lion costume used in the Wizard of Oz movie sells for over $3 million

Bert Lahr's Cowardly Lion costume used in the classic Wizard of Oz movie was sold for $3,077,000 at Bonhams' New York auction. It was one of the many items of the "TCM Presents... There's no place like Hollywood" auction that fetched amazingly high prices, including the piano used in the movie Casablanca, which sold for over $3.4 million

By | 2014-11-26T10:24:18+00:00 November 26th, 2014|Antiquities|3 Comments

The Pearl Carpet of Baroda sold at Sotheby’s for over $5 million

Sotheby’s recently sold one of the most exquisite carpets for $5,458,500 in Doha on March 19. As the catalog note says: “The Pearl Carpet of Baroda is an extraordinary work of art that is a true testament to the wealth, sophistication, and grandeur of the legendary courts of the maharajas as well as an extant example of the fabled riches of India.” Hold your breath: This legendary carpet is made of approximately 1.2-1.5 million [...]

By | 2009-03-24T21:41:27+00:00 March 24th, 2009|Antiquities|0 Comments

Yves Saint Laurent & Pierre Bergé collection breaks records at Christie’s

One of the most anticipated art sale events this year so far was the week long viewing exhibition and auction of the collection of Yves Saint Laurent & Pierre Bergé. This stunning collection of antiquities, modern and decorative arts, interior designs, sculptures and everything in between and beyond was collected by the two men during a period of 50 years and now auctioned off by Christie’s and Pierre Bergé Associates in Paris. This Legendary [...]

By | 2009-02-27T04:24:49+00:00 February 27th, 2009|Antiquities, Arts|2 Comments
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