on 16th May 2008 | No Comments »
Two prized local melons fetched a record price of 2.5 million yen for the pair during the season’s first auction at a wholesale market on Tuesday.
“I had expected Yubari melons would fetch a high price, but I didn’t expect the figure to be this high,” said a startled broker at the Sapporo City Central Wholesale Markets in Sapporo’s Chuo-ku.
The pair of melons, which weigh 3.9 kilograms in total, fetched the record price of 2.5 million yen after 100 melons were put up for auction on Tuesday.
on 10th May 2008 | No Comments »
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)
on 28th April 2008 | 1 Comment »
Featured above is a 206.82 carat sapphire pendant encrusted with diamonds to be auctioned at Sotheby’s auction house in Geneva, London.
Designed by jeweller Cartier in 1951, the pendant formely was a part of collection of Britain’s Wallis, Duchess of Windsor.
It is anticipated to fetch $1.1-1.5 million (Euros 6,97,000-9,50,000) on 15 May.
on 25th April 2008 | 3 Comments »
A model poses with a tiara bearing a 101.27-carat shield-shaped diamond during a preview by the Christie’s auction house in Hong Kong on April 22, 2008.
The tiara has an estimated value of 6-7.5 million USD) and will be auctioned at the company’s spring sale of jewels on May 28. Via AFP / USAtoday.
on 11th April 2008 | No Comments »
Two Mangoes were auctioned in Japan for a princely sum of 200,000 Yen ($ 2000). The reason? They are not just any mangoes as they come from the renowned Miyazaki prefecture in Southern Japan.
These fruits are highly sought after in Japan, and particularly as the local governor, actor Hideo Higashikokubaru does heavy promotion for them.
Foreigners are often surprised at exhorbant prices of fruits produced locally. Via luxurylaunches / reuters JP
on 8th April 2008 | No Comments »
Carl Asplund’s watch has reached the Henry Aldridge and Son auctioneers in Devizes, Wiltshire, England and is anticipated to fetch Â£15,000-Â£20,000 ($30,000-$39,000).
The watch was recovered from the body of Carl Asplund who sinked on the Titanic and is part of the Lillian Asplund compilation of Titanic associated objects that will be auctioned on 19 April.
Asplund was just 5 in April 1912, when the Titanic hit an iceberg and submerged on its maiden cruise from England to New York. Amongst the 1500 others who died included her father and three siblings.