Francois Curiel, Chairman of Christie’s for Europe holds a gem-set Bowenite Magot by Faberge, also know a the “Onassis Buddha” during a preview at Christie’s auction house in Geneva May 9, 2008.
The finely carved figure, with articulated hands, head and ruby tongue, was bought by Aristotle Onassis in the early 1960’s and kept on the “Christina” yacht.
It may fetch $ 500,000-$700,000 during an auction sale in London on 11 June. Via Daylife
Update – Price realized: Â£1,273,250 ($2,487,929)