This weekend, 12 of the world’s top wine and champagne experts flew from all corners of the globe to the boutique Champagne House Perrier-Jouet for the chance to taste 20 historic vintages from the House’s own cellars, including the oldest champagne in the world: Perrier-Jouet Vintage 1825. Each sip would have been worth hundreds of [...]
If there was any doubt that the luxury real estate industry is facing financial issues, the latest casualty in Aspen, Sothebyâ€™s International Realty, should dispell that notion. Sothebyâ€™s closed their doors on Feb 13th, after running into financial difficulties and the franchise will be taken over by a former rival, Morris and Fyrwald Real Estate. [...]
The contents of the late Gianni Versace’s sumptuous mansion on Lake Como (Italy), Villa Fontanelle, are being auctioned off here by Sotheby’s London.
At the “Ferrari Leggenda e Passione”, an exclusive event held annually in Maranello, Italy, during the Mille Miglia, this year on May 17, RM/Sothebys auction will present the 1957 Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa race car. This masterpiece of design and engineering is expected to break the world record for the most expensive vintage motor car [...]
Itâ€™s just a whisper at the moment but it may well be the case that Francois Pinault is considering the sale of his Christieâ€™s auction house which he bought in May 1998 for $1.2 billion. The speculation is based on one obvious fact: at circa â‚¬4.7bn, Artemis, Mr Pinaultâ€™s holding company, is carrying too much [...]
One of the most important works by Pablo Picasso to appear on the market over the last several years will be offered by Sothebyâ€™s in New York on the evening of November 3, 2008. Arlequin dates to 1909, a pivotal moment in the history of modern art; just two years after Picasso completed his watershed [...]