Golden Ferraris, violin and even Napoleon's throne: the main lots of Sotheby's "Midas Touch" auction
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Sotheby's auction House is scheduled for today, October 17, dedicated to gold. This event will be held under the name "Midas Touch". Among the lots there are both ordinary household items and antiques. All of them are either made of gold, or covered with this precious metal. Special attention is drawn to the gilded 1977 Ferrari, as well as the golden bust of Kate Moss.
Source: Daily Mail
The auction "Touch of Midas", which will be held today in London, presents jewelry, furniture, household items and musical instruments.
The director of the Sotheby's auction house, Konstantin Frangos, noted that this is the first auction dedicated entirely to gold.
Among other lots, the bust of 44-year-old model Kate Moss stands out, which is made of 750 gold. Its author is the famous British sculptor and artist Marc Quinn (Marc Quinn). The approximate cost of the lot is 300-400 thousand pounds (26-34 million rubles).
Also at the auction will be presented a gold painting by the French artist Yves Klein (Yves Klein) in 1961 under the title "Monogold Sans Titre". The price of this work of art will range from 800 thousand pounds to 1.2 million (69-103 million rubles).
The 1997 Ferrari car, which will be put up for auction as part of the Sotheby's auction under the name "Midas Touch".
The body of the 1977 BB Ferrari is painted in a rare shade of gold. The cost of the lot is 350-450 thousand pounds (38 million rubles).
Before the car was put up for auction, it had only three owners. The car comes complete with an original set of tools and a manual.
Among the lots there is a bust of model Kate Moss, cast in gold. Its author is the sculptor Mark Quinn. The lot was estimated at 300-400 thousand pounds (26-34 million rubles).
Daggers and scabbards made of gold will also be on display at the auction. The lots are dated to the 19th century, the place of origin is Malaysia and Sumatra.
These gold items will also be auctioned today at Sotheby's.
The French-born American artist Armand Pierre Fernandez created these golden violins called "Deux Violins Decoupés".
A set for Baccarat liqueur made of gilded bronze and frosted crystal will go under the hammer for 250 thousand pounds (21.5 million rubles).
This gilded wooden armchair was created for Napoleon and installed in the Throne Room of the Tuileries Palace in 1804.
The golden statuette of the Bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara, the cost of which ranges from 80 to 100 thousand pounds (8.6 million rubles).