Sotheby’s Hong Kong sales season is to begin this April with two “important” sales, one of Bordeaux and the other from the cellars of a US ambassador.
Infamous gangster Al Capone’s cocktail shaker and a claret jug from the Titanic are among the treasures at an extraordinary auction taking place in London next week.
Bonhams’ latest sale saw high demand for German wines with many lots exceeding their high estimates.
Christie’s has topped the rankings for wine sales in 2013 with a £48 million total.
White Burgundy dominated the top lots at Sotheby’s London sale last week, with buyers snapping up Montrachet and Corton Charlemagne.
A six-litre decanter of Macallan has become the new world record holder for most expensive whisky sold at auction.
Bordeaux was still the top wine by volume for Sotheby’s in 2013 despite the Burgundy surge headed by Domaine de la Romanée-Conti.
Domaine de la Romanée-Conti was the most valuable fine wine sold by Sotheby’s in 2013.
Vintages of Louis Jadot dating back to the 1950s are to go on sale in Hong Kong later this month.
A six-litre imperial of Macallan “M”, rare Burgundy from Armand Rousseau and an ex-cellar collection of Veuve Clicquot will kickstart Sotheby’s 2014 season in Hong Kong.
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