magnificent white oval diamond

White diamond fetches record $30.6 million at HK auction

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.

The Bay Psalm Book

First printed book in America to be auctioned

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.

Ruby Ground Falangcai Double Lotus Bowl

Chinese bowl sells at Sotheby’s for record $9.5 million

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.

Nest Clock

Patek Philippe Clock Fetches $2.3 Million

“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.

Chef jacket signed by Ferran Adria

Sotheby’s to Auction Dinner with elBulli Chef

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.

Chinese Bowl

$3 tag sale find sells at Sotheby’s for $2.23 million

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.

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