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Can You Afford it? - 06 Aug 2013
Images of luxury items including art pieces, collector's items and jewelry – such as The Rocking Horse expected to sell for $38,000-$61,000, a pet funeral set for $4,000 and a leftover slice of toast from Prince Charles’ wedding day expected to fetch $361.
BRITAIN/
RTX12AWU
August 05, 2013
Riva Lemanski, 6 poses on a giant two-storey rocking horse outside Christie's auction house in London...
London, United Kingdom
Riva Lemanski, 6 poses on a giant two-storey rocking horse outside Christie's in London
Riva Lemanski, 6 poses on a giant two-storey rocking horse outside Christie's auction house in London August 5, 2013. The Rocking Horse is expected to sell for £25,000-40,000 (US $38,000-61,000) when it is auctioned at the Christie's Out of the Ordinary sale on September 5, 2013. REUTERS/Suzanne Plunkett (BRITAIN - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT)
BRITAIN/
RTX12AY0
August 05, 2013
A Christie's employee poses with Cygan, a giant robot made by Italian engineer Piero Fiorito in 1957,...
London, United Kingdom
A Christie's employee poses with Cygan, a giant robot made by Italian engineer Piero Fiorito in 1957,...
A Christie's employee poses with Cygan, a giant robot made by Italian engineer Piero Fiorito in 1957, at Christie's in London August 5, 2013. The Robot is expected to sell for £8,000-12,000 (US $12,000-18,000) when it is auctioned at the Christie's Out of the Ordinary sale September 5, 2013 REUTERS/Suzanne Plunkett (BRITAIN - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY)
BRITAIN/
RTX12AXQ
August 05, 2013
Riva Lemanski 6, and her brother Elia 4, turn a Stage 1 Rolls Royce RB Titanium Turbine Fan from 1970...
London, United Kingdom
Riva Lemanski 6, and her brother Elia 4, turn a Stage 1 Rolls Royce RB Titanium Turbine Fan from 1970...
Riva Lemanski 6, and her brother Elia 4, turn a Stage 1 Rolls Royce RB Titanium Turbine Fan from 1970 at Christie's in London August 5, 2013. The Turbine fan is expected to sell for £60,000-80,000 (US $92,000-133,000) when it is auctioned at the Christie's Out of the Ordinary sale on September 5, 2013. REUTERS/Suzanne Plunkett (BRITAIN - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT TRANSPORT)
TAIWAN/
RTX120WI
July 27, 2013
A pet urn (R) decorated with crystal and a book-shaped "casket" are seen at the 2013 Taipei Pet Show...
Taipei, Taiwan
A pet urn and a "casket" are seen at the 2013 Taipei Pet Show in Taipei
A pet urn (R) decorated with crystal and a book-shaped "casket" are seen at the 2013 Taipei Pet Show at Nangang Exhibition Hall in Taipei July 27, 2013. This pet funeral set, which includes the urn, the casket and a spot in grave garden for 25 years, is priced at NTD120,000 ($4,000), according to the pet funeral service company. The show runs from July 26 to 29. REUTERS/Pichi Chuang (TAIWAN - Tags: SOCIETY ANIMALS)
USA-FLORIDA/VERSACE
RTX11WOI
July 24, 2013
The Empire Suite at the South Beach mansion formerly owned by fashion designer Gianni Versace in Miami...
Miami Beach, UNITED STATES
The Empire Suite at the South Beach mansion formerly owned by fashion designer Gianni Versace in Miami...
The Empire Suite at the South Beach mansion formerly owned by fashion designer Gianni Versace in Miami Beach, Florida July 23, 2013. Versace spent $33 million renovating the house, which features a 54-foot mosaic pool lined with 24-karat gold, according to Fisher Auction Company. The mansion will be offered for sale at an auction on September 17, 2013. REUTERS/Gaston De Cardenas (UNITED STATES - Tags: REAL ESTATE BUSINESS ENTERTAINMENT SOCIETY)
ART-AUCTIONS/LATAM
RTX103DN
May 27, 2013
Fernando Botero's "Dancers" is photographed by a passer-by as it sits in front of Christie's Auction...
New York, UNITED STATES
Botero's "Dancers" is photographed by a passer-by as it sits in front of Christie's Auction House in...
Fernando Botero's "Dancers" is photographed by a passer-by as it sits in front of Christie's Auction House in New York, May 27, 2013. The sculpture is expected to fetch up to $1 million at Christie's Latin American art auction on May 29. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri (UNITED STATES - Tags: SOCIETY ENTERTAINMENT)
BRITAIN
RTXZQIM
May 17, 2013
A worker poses with the death mask of the French Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte, at Bonhams auction house...
London, United Kingdom
A worker poses with the death mask of the French Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte, at Bonhams auction house...
A worker poses with the death mask of the French Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte, at Bonhams auction house in London May 17, 2013. The mask made shortly after Napoleon's death on the island of St Helena on May 5, 1821, is estimated to sell for 40,000 - 60,000 GB pounds (U.S. $60,000 - 91,000) when auctioned on June 19. REUTERS/Paul Hackett (BRITAIN - Tags: BUSINESS ENTERTAINMENT SOCIETY)
TURKEY-ART/
RTXZNDF
May 15, 2013
Turkish artist Yigit Yazici (R) fixes one of his artworks at his studio in Istanbul April 17, 2013. Turkey's...
Istanbul, Turkey
Turkish artist Yigit Yazici fixes one of his artworks at his studio in Istanbul
Turkish artist Yigit Yazici (R) fixes one of his artworks at his studio in Istanbul April 17, 2013. Turkey's modern art market is experiencing a boom, coincided with a decade of steady economic growth. Central Istanbul has seen dozens of new art galleries in just the past few years, with collectors paying millions for the hottest works at exclusive auctions. High-end galleries are springing up by the dozen, and more and more Turkish artists are holding exhibitions abroad. Picture taken April 17, 2013. To match Feature TURKEY-ART/ REUTERS/Murad Sezer (TURKEY - Tags: SOCIETY)
BRITAIN/
RTXXZJO
March 27, 2013
Christie's specialist James Hyslop holds a pre-17th century, sub-fossilised Elephant Bird egg in London...
London, United Kingdom
Christie's specialist James Hyslop holds a pre-17th century, sub-fossilised Elephant Bird egg in London...
Christie's specialist James Hyslop holds a pre-17th century, sub-fossilised Elephant Bird egg in London March 27, 2013. The rare egg is expected to sell for 20,000-30,000 GB pounds (U.S. $30,000-45,000) when is it auctioned in London on April 24. The extinct Elephant Bird, a native of Madagascar, was a large bird measuring around 11 feet in height. REUTERS/Suzanne Plunkett (BRITAIN - Tags: SOCIETY ANIMALS BUSINESS)
BRITAIN/
RTR38J6A
September 28, 2012
A worker poses next to a pre-production replica BMW Z8 Roadster made for the film "The World is not Enough",...
London, United Kingdom
A worker poses next to a pre-production replica BMW Z8 Roadster made for the film "The World is not Enough",...
A worker poses next to a pre-production replica BMW Z8 Roadster made for the film "The World is not Enough", during a media preview of "50 Years of James Bond - the Auction", at Christie's in London September 28, 2012. The piece is estimated to sell for 23,400 - 32,700 GBP ($38,000-53,000) at an online-only auction from September 28 to October 8. REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth (BRITAIN - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT BUSINESS)
BRITAIN/
RTR3EG5V
March 01, 2013
House assistant Lucy Bishop poses with a Catherine Walker Mughal-inspired pink slubbed silk evening gown...
London, United Kingdom
House assistant Lucy Bishop poses with a Catherine Walker Mughal-inspired pink slubbed silk evening gown...
House assistant Lucy Bishop poses with a Catherine Walker Mughal-inspired pink slubbed silk evening gown and bolero worn by Diana, Princess of Wales, at Kerry Taylor Auctions in London March 1, 2013. The gown was worn by Diana during the state visit to India in February 1992. The gown will be auctioned in London on March 19, 2013 and is expected to earn £80,000-£120,000 pounds (U.S. $120,211-180,311). REUTERS/Suzanne Plunkett (BRITAIN - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT SOCIETY ROYALS)
SWITZERLAND/
RTXZDCN
May 07, 2013
A model wears a diamond necklace/bracelet by Bulgari (1954) a natural pearl and diamond pendant earrings(1962)...
Geneva, Switzerland
A model wears Bulgari jewellery during an auction preview at Sotheby's in Geneva
A model wears a diamond necklace/bracelet by Bulgari (1954) a natural pearl and diamond pendant earrings(1962) and a diamond ring (1962) during an auction preview at Sotheby's in Geneva May 7, 2013. Some 23 pieces of jewellery from the collection of Italian actress Gina Lollobrigida will go on sale May 14, 2013. The diamond necklace is excepted to reach between CHF 285,000 to 470,000 (US$ 300,000 to 500,000), the earrings between CHF 565,000 to 940.000 (US$ 600,000 to 1,000,000) and the ring between CHF 375,000 to 750,000 (US $ 400,000 to 800,000). REUTERS/Denis Balibouse (SWITZERLAND - Tags: SOCIETY ENTERTAINMENT)
SWITZERLAND/
RTXZ4N5
April 30, 2013
A unique white gold, perpetual calendar wristwatch with moon phases and leap-year, ref. 3448, manufactured...
Geneva, Switzerland
A unique white gold, perpetual calendar wristwatch manufactured by Patek Philippe is pictured during...
A unique white gold, perpetual calendar wristwatch with moon phases and leap-year, ref. 3448, manufactured by Patek Philippe in 1981 is pictured during an auction preview at Christie's in Geneva April 30, 2013. The item is expected to sell between CHF 800,000 and 1,000,000 (US$ 850,000 and 1,500,000) when it goes into auction May 13, 2013 in Geneva. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse (SWITZERLAND - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT SOCIETY)
USA/
RTXYYMA
April 24, 2013
Pairs of Carrie Bradshaw's shoes are displayed at Gotta Have it! auction house in New York auction house...
New York, UNITED STATES
Pairs of Carrie Bradshaw's shoes are displayed at Gotta Have it! auction house in New York auction house...
Pairs of Carrie Bradshaw's shoes are displayed at Gotta Have it! auction house in New York auction house in New York, April 24, 2013. Actress Sarah Jessica Parker has donated several pairs of her iconic "Sex in the City" character's shoes to be put up for auction to benefit New York City's LaGuardia Arts High School. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid (UNITED STATES - Tags: SOCIETY ENTERTAINMENT)
FRANCE/
RTR3DMOO
February 11, 2013
An assistant displays Platform shoes owned by singer Lady Gaga at the Hotel Drouot auction house in Paris...
Paris, France
An assistant displays Platform shoes owned by singer Lady Gaga at the Hotel Drouot auction house in Paris...
An assistant displays Platform shoes owned by singer Lady Gaga at the Hotel Drouot auction house in Paris February 11, 2013. The shoes made circa 2010 by Emporio Armani, estimated for between eight to ten thousand euros, were worn by Lady Gaga during the 'The Monster Ball Tour' concert at Paris Bercy, on December 19, 2010. It will be auction today. REUTERS/Christian Hartmann (FRANCE - Tags: SOCIETY)
BRITAIN/
RTR38J9P
September 28, 2012
A worker holds a clapperboard from the film "Skyfall" during a media preview of "50 Years of James Bond...
London, United Kingdom
A worker holds a clapperboard from the film "Skyfall" during a media preview of "50 Years of James Bond...
A worker holds a clapperboard from the film "Skyfall" during a media preview of "50 Years of James Bond - the Auction", at Christie's in London September 28, 2012. The piece is estimated to sell for 740 - 1100 GBP ($1,200-1,800) at an online-only auction from September 28 to October 8. REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth (BRITAIN - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT BUSINESS)
USA/
RTR3CO8L
January 21, 2013
People surround the original Batmobile during the Barrett-Jackson collectors car auction in Scottsdale,...
Scottsdale, UNITED STATES
People surround the original Batmobile during the Barrett-Jackson collectors car auction in Scottsdale...
People surround the original Batmobile during the Barrett-Jackson collectors car auction in Scottsdale, Arizona January 19, 2013. The vehicle was sold for $4,200,000, according to the auction company. REUTERS/Joshua Lott (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT SOCIETY BUSINESS TRANSPORT)
SWITZERLAND/
RTXZ4JS
April 30, 2013
A Christie's member of staff displays a pear-shaped, D colour, flawless diamond of 101.73 carats during...
Geneva, Switzerland
A Christie's member of staff displays a pear-shaped, D colour, flawless diamond of 101.73 carats during...
A Christie's member of staff displays a pear-shaped, D colour, flawless diamond of 101.73 carats during an auction preview in Geneva April 30, 2013. The successful buyer will have the privilege to give the gemstone a name as it is the first time this item is offered on sale. It is expected to sell around CHF 28,000,000 (US$ 30,000,000) when it goes into auction May 15, 2013 in Geneva. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse (SWITZERLAND - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT SOCIETY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
HONGKONG-AUCTION/
RTXYCYM
April 08, 2013
A magnificent Ruby-Ground Falangcai "Double-Lotus" Bowl Blue Enamel Yuzhi Mark and Period of Kangxi is...
Hong Kong, China
"Double-Lotus" bowl is shown after setting world auction record for Qing Kangxi porcelain at Sotheby's...
A magnificent Ruby-Ground Falangcai "Double-Lotus" Bowl Blue Enamel Yuzhi Mark and Period of Kangxi is shown after Hong Kong Chinese ceramics dealer William Chak has bought it for HK$74 million ($9.5 million) at Sotheby's Spring Sales in Hong Kong April 8, 2013. Sotheby's said in a press release the deal set a world auction record for Qing Kangxi porcelain. REUTERS/Bobby Yip (CHINA - Tags: BUSINESS SOCIETY)
FRANCE/
RTR3DMOF
February 11, 2013
An assistant displays a black Fedora hat owned by late singer Michael Jackson at Drouot auction house...
Paris, France
An assistant displays a black Fedora hat owned by late singer Michael Jackson at Drouot auction house...
An assistant displays a black Fedora hat owned by late singer Michael Jackson at Drouot auction house in Paris February 11, 2013. The hat, made 1984 by Maddest Hatter in Los Angeles, estimated for between four to five thousand euros, was worn by singer Jackson during the last 'Victory Tour' concert in New York, August 25, 1984. It will be auction today. REUTERS/Christian Hartmann (FRANCE - Tags: SOCIETY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
SWITZERLAND/
RTXZDD3
May 07, 2013
A Sotheby's staff member holds a fancy yellow 74.53 carat diamond and diamond jewel from the late 19th...
Geneva, Switzerland
A Sotheby's staff member holds a fancy yellow diamond and diamond jewel from the late 19th century during...
A Sotheby's staff member holds a fancy yellow 74.53 carat diamond and diamond jewel from the late 19th century during an auction preview in Geneva May 7, 2013. This jewel belonged to the late Imperial Majesty Sultan Ahmed Shah Qajar (pictured in background) the seventh and last ruler of the Qajar dynasty of Persia (1909 - 1925). This item is expected to reach CHF 1,310,000 to 1,680,000 (US$ 1,400,000 to 1,800,000) when it comes on sale May 14, 2013. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse (SWITZERLAND - Tags: SOCIETY ROYALS)
SWITZERLAND/
RTXZDCU
May 07, 2013
The no 10 Royal Oak Chronograph Leo Messi by Audermas Piguet is pictured on a signed Argentinean national...
Geneva, Switzerland
The no 10 Royal Oak Chronograph Leo Messi by Audermas Piguet is pictured on a signed Argentinean national...
The no 10 Royal Oak Chronograph Leo Messi by Audermas Piguet is pictured on a signed Argentinean national soccer team jersey during an auction preview at Sotheby's in Geneva May 7, 2013. The lot includes a 41 mm platinum watch (limited to 100 copies), a signed Argentinean jersey, a signed football, the original drawing signed by the footballer and Audermas Piguet chief artistic officer Octavio Garcia and the possibility to meet the football player. All the money of this sale that will take place May 11, 2013, will go to the Leo Messi Foudnation. The watch itself has a retail price of CHF 80,000.- (US $ 85,000.-) REUTERS/Denis Balibouse (SWITZERLAND - Tags: SPORT SOCCER SOCIETY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
JAPAN/
RTR3C48U
January 05, 2013
Kiyomura Co's President Kiyoshi Kimura, who runs a chain of sushi restaurants, wipes a sword as he cuts...
Tokyo, Japan
Kiyomura Co's President Kimura, who runs a chain of sushi restaurants, wipes a sword as he cuts a 222...
Kiyomura Co's President Kiyoshi Kimura, who runs a chain of sushi restaurants, wipes a sword as he cuts a 222 kg (489 lbs) bluefin tuna at his sushi restaurant outside Tsukiji fish market in Tokyo January 5, 2013. Kimura won the bid for the tuna caught off Oma, Aomori prefecture, northern Japan, with a record 155.40 million yen (1,762,700 USD) at the fish market's first tuna auction this year.
REUTERS/Toru Hanai (JAPAN - Tags: ANIMALS BUSINESS FOOD SOCIETY TRAVEL)
MYANMAR/
RTR3BYBK
December 28, 2012
Presenters show a sweater made by Myanmar pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi over 20 years ago, as...
Yangon, Myanmar
Presenters show sweater made by Myanmar pro-democracy leader Suu Kyi over 20 years ago, at Yangon
Presenters show a sweater made by Myanmar pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi over 20 years ago, as they prepare for an auction during a Fund Raising campaign for Education Network of her NLD party at Yangon late December 28, 2012. The sweater was worn by Suu Kyi and sent over by her family in England in time for the auction. An unidentified person won this item with a bid of 63,000,000 Kyats (US$74,000). Suu Kyi auctioned two sweaters during the two day campaign for her party's education network and the party will receive about US$130,000. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun (MYANMAR - Tags: SOCIETY ENTERTAINMENT POLITICS)
SWITZERLAND/
RTR398UK
October 17, 2012
A a conch pearl, enamel and diamond bracelet is presented during an auction preview at Sotheby's in Geneva...
Geneva, Switzerland
A conch pearl enamel and diamond bracelet is presented during an auction preview at Sotheby's in Geneva...
A a conch pearl, enamel and diamond bracelet is presented during an auction preview at Sotheby's in Geneva October 17, 2012. The bracelet, which once belonged to Queen Victoria Eugenia of Spain (1887-1969) was made in the 1920's by Cartier and is expected to reach between CHF 750,000 and 1,300,000 (US$ 800,000 to 1,400,000) when it goes on sale November 14, 2012 in Geneva. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse (SWITZERLAND - Tags: BUSINESS SOCIETY)
BRITAIN/
RTR38J7U
September 28, 2012
A employee poses next to a pair of swimming trunks, worn by Daniel Craig in the film "Casino Royal",...
London, United Kingdom
A employee poses next to a pair of swimming trunks, worn by Daniel Craig in the film "Casino Royal",...
A employee poses next to a pair of swimming trunks, worn by Daniel Craig in the film "Casino Royal", during a media preview of "50 Years of James Bond - the Auction", at Christie's in London September 28, 2012. The piece is estimated to sell for 2,840 - 4,630 GBP ($4,600-7,500) at auction on October 5. REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth (BRITAIN - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT BUSINESS)
BRITAIN/
RTR34CKK
June 29, 2012
Jamie Penaloza, a member of Sotheby's auction house staff poses for a photograph holding a porcelain...
London, United Kingdom
Jamie Penaloza, a member of Sotheby's auction house staff poses for a photograph holding a porcelain...
Jamie Penaloza, a member of Sotheby's auction house staff poses for a photograph holding a porcelain pagoda figure from a mother-of-pearl and stained ivory inlaid Boulle marquetry chessboard with a guide price of £200,000 -£300,000, London, June 29, 2012. The piece will be part of 'Treasures,Princely Taste', an auction of rare and important furniture and decorative arts of noble provenance to be held at Sotheby's London on July 4. REUTERS/Paul Hackett (BRITAIN - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT BUSINESS SOCIETY)
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