A white diamond the size of a small egg sold for $30.6 million at a Hong Kong auction Monday night, edging out the previous record for such a stone set just six months ago.
A 17th century prayer hymnal, the first book ever printed in North America, is expected to fetch a record $30 million at auction in November.
A rare red “lotus bowl” from the Chinese emperor Kangxi period of 1662-1722 has been sold for an eye-popping $9.5 million at a Hong Kong sale.
“The Magpie’s Treasure Nest Clock,” made by Patek Philippe, sold for $2.3 million at a Sotheby’s auction in Hong Kong on Sunday.
Sotheby’s is offering the highest bidder at an upcoming wine auction the chance to enjoy a dinner prepared by legendary chef Ferran Adrià himself.
A Chinese bowl that a New York family picked up for $3 at a garage sale turned out to be a 1,000-year-old treasure and has sold at auction for $2.2 million.
A portrait of Pablo Picasso’s lover Marie-Therese Walter sold in London on Tuesday night for £28.6 million ($45.0 million), Sotheby’s auction house said.
Spanish chef Ferran Adrià will be selling off the contents of the wine cellar from his now-shuttered Catalan restaurant El Bulli next spring.
The piano used as the prop for the key flashback scene between Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman in “Casablanca” will go on sale next month.
A rare surviving first model of the Apple computer sold for $374,000 at auction in New York on Friday.
The 35-carat pear-shaped diamond Marie de Medici wore at her coronation in 1610 fetched $9.7 million at auction in Geneva on May 15.
Sotheby’s has launched its own private-label champagne, the first from an auction house.
One of the most iconic images in art history – Edvard Munch’s “The Scream” – has become the most expensive artwork ever sold at auction.
An extremely rare Chinese porcelain bowl fetched nearly $27 million in Hong Kong on Wednesday, smashing pre-sale estimates by about three times.
A painting by Pop Art king Andy Warhol depicting rock ‘n’ roll king Elvis Presley as a cowboy gunslinger is expected to fetch $30-$50 million when it goes on sale in May. “Double Elvis,” executed in black and silvery white in 1963, “is a seminal piece from the iconic series devoted to the singer,” Sotheby’s … Continued
A 110-carat yellow jewel called the Sun Drop Diamond, thought the biggest of its kind in the world, sold for a record 10 million francs ($10.9 million) at auction in Geneva. The gem was discovered in South Africa in 2010 and wowed visitors to London’s Natural History Museum where it was displayed earlier this year. … Continued
One of the world’s largest diamonds, a pear-shaped 110.3-carat yellow rock, will go under the hammer in Geneva in November expecting to fetch about $15 million. The Sun-Drop diamond, discovered in South Africa last year, is billed by Sotheby’s as the “world’s largest known pear-shaped fancy vivid yellow diamond“. “This stone has immense presence and … Continued
Hailed the world’s most expensive and precious car model by Guinness World Records, this creation is based on the Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4. The car was crafted by Robert Gülpen — who has also created miniatures of the Mercedes Benz 500 SL and Aston Martin DB5 from precious metals and gems. The Lamborghini is made … Continued
A series of auctions of high-end goods from fine wine to Imperial Chinese ceramics goes into full swing this weekend in Hong Kong, as the city challenges the dominance of New York and London. The multi-million-dollar auctions are looking to cash in on the vast wealth of China’s growing number of millionaires keen to show … Continued
A dazzling tiara featuring emeralds believed to have belonged to Eugenie, wife of Napoleon III, sold for a record 11.28 million Swiss francs ($12.80 million) to an anonymous buyer at Sotheby’s. The diamond and emerald tiara was commissioned by German prince Guido Henckel von Donnersmarck’s for his second wife Katharina. It was top lot at … Continued