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Late Rachel Lambert Mellon’s Treasures at Sotheby’s Auction

Late Rachel Lambert Mellon's Treasures at Sotheby's Auction

Exceptional fine art, jewelry, furniture and decoration from the collection of Rachel Lambert Mellon, who died earlier this year at the age of 103 will be offered by Sotheby’s in a series of auctions this fall in New York. The auctions, starting in November, will be among the most highly anticipated sales from a fabled […]

Rare 1923 Patek Philippe Fetched $2.9 Million at Sotheby’s

Rare 1923 Patek Philippe Fetched $2.9 Million at Sotheby's

Rare 1923 Patek Philippe, earliest known single-button split-seconds chronograph wristwatch sold at Sotheby’s on Tuesday for $2.965 million – more than twice the top estimate. It was sold to a Swiss museum. Patek’s chronograph, was part of a private collection of 12 Patek watches, including five bespoke titanium timepieces, which sold for a total of […]

Graff Vivid Yellow Diamond Sold for £9.7 Million at Sotheby’s Geneva

Graff Vivid Yellow Diamond Sold for £9.7 Million at Sotheby's Geneva

As expected, the highlight of Sotheby’s auction of Magnificent Jewels and Noble Jewels certainly was ‘Graff Vivid Yellow’ diamond, which sold for £9.7 million ($16,25 million). This diamond, weighing 100.09 carats, set a record for a yellow diamond, although expected to reach between $15 million to $25 million. The total price, which Sotheby’s said was […]

“Like a Rolling Stone” Manuscript Could Fetch $2Million

"Like a Rolling Stone" Manuscript Could Fetch $2Million

The manuscript of one of the most famous rock and roll songs in history, “Like a Rolling Stone” by Bob Dylan will be offered at auction in June in New York, where auction house Sotheby’s is expected to fetch from the sale from $1Million – $2Million. The song was written in 1965, and is considered […]

Cartier Necklace with World’s Most Expensive Jade $27.44 Million

The Hutton-Mdivani Necklace, comprised of 27 enormous Qing jadeite beads with an Art Deco ruby and diamond clasp by Cartier

Few days ago, in Hong Kong, Cartier showcased world’s most expensive jade necklace. This magnificent necklace was the top lot at Sotheby’s Magnificent Jewels and Jadeite Spring Sale where achieved $27,44 million. The precious accessory, which belonged to Barbara Hutton, is back in the home after the French fashion house had managed to win the […]

The Only Surviving Manuscript of Rachmaninov’s Greatest Symphony at Sotheby’s

SOTHEBY’S TO SELLTHE ONLY SURVIVING AUTOGRAPH MANUSCRIPTOFRACHMANINOV’S CELEBRATEDSECOND SYMPHONY IN E MINOR

The Only surviving manuscript of Rachmaninov’s greatest symphony goes under the hammer. This truly remarkable musical rarity, Sergei Rachmaninov’s Second Symphony in E Minor, OP.27 will be offered on sale by Sotheby’s on 20th May 2014. The 320-page document that was assumed lost for nearly a century could fetch £1 million – £1,5 million ($1,6 […]

Nicolas De Staël’s Composition 1950 Highlight at Sotheby’s

Nicolas De Staël's Composition 1950 Highlight at Sotheby's

Nicolas De Staël’s impressive Composition 1950, last shown in public at the Pompidou Centre’s De Staël retrospective in 2003 will be one of the highlights at Sotheby’s Contemporary Art Evening Sale on June 3. This offer coincides with the centenary of the birth of Nicolas de Staël (1914-55). This monumental oil on canvas (6ft 7in […]