A 3,000-year-old statue of Tutankhamun’s head was auctioned at Christie's London for almost $6 million on July 4th, but now the Egyptian government, who vehemently opposed the sale, plans to sue.
HVMC, a Monte Carlo auction house, will end the auction season in style with a series of exceptional sales comprising seven different categories and nearly 2,500 lots. Here are the highlights of the sale, from art and jewelry to fashion accessories and archaeological treasures.
The first-known drawing by a teenaged Paul Gauguin recently sold at French auction house for $91,000.
On June 22, a painting by Renaissance painter Nicolas Cordonnier that was discovered in a French apartment sold for $107,000, almost 10 times its estimate.
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A stunning pair of Handel Birds of Paradise table lamps lit up the room for a combined $20,650, two rare clocks by the Canadian clockmaker Pequegnat together made $12,165, and an oil on canvas forest scene by Canadian artist Homer Watson rose to $8,625 at a sale of art, antiques and clocks held June 8th by Miller & Miller Auctions, Ltd.