The largest diamond of its type offered at auction, Haut-Brion wines and a Chenghua-era porcelain bowl will lead Sotheby’s Hong Kong autumn sales estimated to raise as much as HK$3.8 billion ($493 million).
A rediscovered Leonardo Da Vinci painting, valued by dealers at a record $200 million, is no longer for sale. The work is due to be included in an exhibition at London’s National Gallery starting in November.
A masterpiece by Leonardo da Vinci hidden for 450 years behind a false wall in the center of Florence, a clue hidden in plain sight that tens of thousands of tourists passed by every year: It sounds like the plot of a Dan Brown novel. Indeed, that’s what some people say it is.
A painting newly attributed to Leonardo da Vinci and once owned by King Charles I of England may fetch a record 125 million pounds ($200 million) at auction, The Daily Telegraph reported, without saying where it got the information.