BRITAIN AUCTION ISLAMIC ARTS

14th century bucket sells for £1.6m at Sotheby’s

A medieval Islamic glass vessel sold in London yesterday for 1.6 million pounds ($2.3 million), more than 20 times as much as it fetched less than a decade ago, when it was dismissed as a fake. The 8-inch-high “Rothschild Bucket” was offered in Sotheby’s “Arts of the Islamic World” sale as a mid-14th-century piece, Bloomberg [...]

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New Record Set For Champagne At HK Auction

Last weekend at Acker Merrall & Condit’s first Hong Kong auction of 2009, a 1928 Krug set a new world record for the most expensive bottle of Champagne sold at auction. The 75cl bottle, from the Krug Collection range (the library collection of the renowned Reims Champagne house), fetched 164,560 Hong Kong dollars ($21,100 USD) [...]

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Diamond-encrusted Nivea jar

Nivea Visage has launched a special diamond encrusted jar of their Expert Lift Cream. All proceedswill go to the from the sale of this special edition jar Breast cancer care charity, which helps support women in difficult times. The jar is encrusted with 441 ethically sourced white diamonds set in stunning white gold and has [...]

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License Plate “1D” fetches record price at auction

A Lebanese property developer living in England has paid 352,411 pounds (US$509,768) for license plate number “1D”, a new record in the world of collectible British license plates. At an auction held by the DVLA, the agency which regulates British vehicle registration, the highly-coveted plate sold for a total of 285,000 pounds, but fees and [...]

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Kenzo Auctions Contents of Paris House

Japanese fashion designer Kenzo Takada will auction off some of the art that inspired his East-meets-West style, as he trades his plush Paris mansion for smaller digs on the Seine River. The announcement came a month after the late Yves Saint-Laurent’s art collection was put up for auction by his partner Pierre Berge, a 373.5-million-euro [...]

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Moët & Chandon unveiled Scarlett Johansson as the first face of champagne

At fabulous “Tribute to Cinema” event, Moët & Chandon revealed its iconic muse before a Dazzling Array of International Who’s Who, including Thandie Newton, Joseph Fiennes and Melanie Laurent: the beautiful Scarlett Johansson. Moët is the very first champagne company to introduce a Hollywood celebrity ambassador as the face of the world’s most loved champagne.

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