A 6.16-carat blue diamond that was secretly passed down through European royalty over three centuries, the Farnese Blue fetches $6.7 million at a Sotheby’s auction in Geneva.
With Rose Period Picasso topping the list of the treasures, the collection totalled at $646.1 million in the first evening sale.
May 1 in New York City, a record was set in the Watches & Fine Timepieces Auction in horological history. Star watch of interest: Rare Patek Philippe Calatrava – sold for $642,500, the highest sale for a Ref. 2526 of any precious metal.
Painted by Emperor Qianlong’s favourite subject, this masterpiece depicting Ten Auspicious Landscapes of Taishan is a highlight of Sotheby’s upcoming sales in Hong Kong. Find out more…
The 1923 Leica camera, made by one of the world’s oldest photography brands, managed to pass the $2 million mark at auction.
One of three known to exist, this Qing Dynasty bowl will be another most exquisite item to sell at a record-shattering price at the upcoming Sotheby’s Hong Kong auction house.