We report on one of the world’s most famous auction houses. It was founded in 1744 in London.
A handwritten letter by physicist Albert Einstein was sold for more than $100,000 at an auction in Jerusalem, alongside a private note he wrote to a young woman in Florence. The letter discusses the Theory of Relativity.
A Leica camera from 1923 has fetched a record price at auction in Vienna. The prototype 0-Series piece was snapped up for the princely sum of €2.4 million – six times the opening price.
A Nigerian princess's portrait that went missing for four decades has sold at auction in London for $1.7 million. The painting, Tutu, by the late artist Ben Enwonwu, recently turned up in someone's flat.
A painting by the world-renowned artist trumped expectations at a London sale. The work has a strong autobiographical appeal, as it is believed to depict not only one of Picasso's muses, but a future lover as well.
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