Ancient Chinese Vase Kept in Kitchen Sells for Nearly £1.5 Million at Auction

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An extremely rare 18th-century Chinese vase bought for a few hundred pounds in the 1980s and kept in a kitchen has sold at an auction for nearly £1.5 million ($1.85 million) on May 18. The 60-centimeter (two feet) blue-glazed, silver …

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Picasso Painting Sells for $67.5 Million at New York Auction

Fourth EstateThe painting 'Femme nue Couchée' depicts Marie-Thérèse Walter, Picaso's mistress and muse, as a many-limbed sea creature with her head tipped back in profile. | Sothebees

The 1932 Pablo Picasso painting ‘Femme nue Couchée’ sold for $67.5 million on Tuesday at an auction in New York. Sotheby’s Modern Evening Sale auctioned Picasso’s ‘Femme nue Couchée’ (Nude Reclining Women) among works from Monet, Cézanne, Gauguin, and others. …

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Warhol’s Portrait of Marilyn Monroe Fetches Record $195 Million at Auction

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An iconic portrait of Marilyn Monroe by American pop artist Andy Warhol has sold for a record $195 million at a Christie’s auction in New York on May 9. The 1964 “Shot Sage Blue Marilyn” sold for exactly $195.04 million, …

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Judy Garland’s “Wizard of Oz” Garment, Missing for Decades, To Be Auctioned

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Judy Garland’s “Wizard of Oz” garment, which had been missing for decades before being discovered at a Catholic university last year, could fetch more than $1 million at auction. According to the international auction house Bonhams, the classic blue and …

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Michael Jordan’s 1984 Sneakers Sell for Record $1.47 Million at Auction

A pair of Nike sneakers worn by United States basketball star Michael Jordan sold for a record $1.47 million at an auction in Las Vegas on Oct. 24. Jordan’s 1984 White & Red Nike Air Ships set a record for …

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World’s Largest Known Triceratops Sells for $7.7 Million at Paris Auction

The fossilized remains of the world’s largest known Triceratops sold for a European record price of €6.6 million ($7.7 million) on Oct. 21 at the Drouot auction house in Paris. An anonymous American buyer bought the skeleton, dubbed as “Big …

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