Latest posts with tags "Onassis"

Sheikh of Qatar Looking to Buy Greek Island Skorpios

Sep 22, 2011 / Homes

Financially troubled Greece has put a ton of state assets up for sale, including some of its famous islands. One interested buyer is Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, the ruling Emir of Qatar, who wants to acquire two islands in the Ionian Sea, including Skorpios Island. The private island formerly belonged to famed Greek […]

“Kennedy Onassis” Wristwatch

Mar 11, 2009 / Auctions

Antiquorum Auctioneers sale of Important Collectors’ Wristwatches, Pocket Watches & Clocks realized the impressive sum of $8,707,724. “Our March 4th and 5th auction confirms the continuous enthusiasm on behalf of collectors for watches with historical significance and exceptional timepieces. Despite continued global economic concern, we have achieved tremendous results for our first auction of 2009,” […]

Onassis Jewelry Sale

Jun 18, 2008 / Auctions

A diamond necklace that used to belong to Christina Onassis, daughter of Greek tycoon Aristotle Onassis, sold at auction on Wednesday for $7.1 million. The necklace, with a 38-carat pear-shaped diamond, was the highlight of the Onassis jewelery auction at Christie’s in London. It is a reminder of the glamour associated with the Onassis family […]

Gem-Set Bowenite Magot by Faberge

May 10, 2008 / Auctions

Francois Curiel, Chairman of Christie’s for Europe holds a gem-set Bowenite Magot by Faberge, also know a the “Onassis Buddha” during a preview at Christie’s auction house in Geneva May 9, 2008. The finely carved figure, with articulated hands, head and ruby tongue, was bought by Aristotle Onassis in the early 1960’s and kept on […]

Christina Onassis Jewels For Sale

Apr 15, 2008 / Jewellery

Christie’s will auction a collection of jewellery belonging to Christina Onassis, the daughter of Greek shipping tycoon Aristotle Onassis who struggled to find happiness despite her family’s wealth. More than 40 pieces of jewellery from her collection will go under the hammer in London on June 11, the highlight of which is a pear-shaped, 38-carat […]

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