Would you fork out £17million for this bowl?

On April 4, 2012, in Value for Money, by Editor

Chinese Song dynasty dish smashes record price. – The Daily Mail, UK At a glance this plain bowl could be mistaken for something you would use to heat up your beans in the microwave without a second thought. But the simple light blue glaze with fine crackling and indents in the rim resembling a flower […]

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Blank Banksy canvas set to fetch £60,000 at auction

On September 29, 2011, in Value for Money, by Editor

Artist Bob Law’s Nothing To Be Afraid Of V 22.8.69 may look like a blank canvas with black pen round the sides, but the 1969 work is expected to fetch up to £60,000 when it is auctioned by Bonhams next month. – Tariq Tahir, Metro, UK Law ‘had applied the seductive idea of nothing to […]

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Petra sets record, sells diamond for $35 million

On February 26, 2010, in Value for Money, by Editor

Petra Diamonds sold a 507-carat diamond for $35.3 million on Friday, breaking a record as the highest price ever paid for a rough diamond. – Reuters, US Analysts had estimated the value of the stone, one of the 20 biggest high-quality rough diamonds, at around $25 million. “It is fitting that the Cullinan Heritage should […]

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