Delve into a realm of opulence and grandeur as we showcase the remarkable acquisitions from the world’s most prestigious auctions in 2023. From exquisite art to rarefied timepieces, these coveted treasures epitomise luxury.

January 2023

A Magnificent Italian Ormolu, White Marble, and Semi-Precious Hardstone-Inlaid Center Table

Price: $1.5 million

Prepare to be enthralled by the regal allure of an Italian masterpiece boasting a white marble top adorned with precious hard stones. Enigmatic history blends with breathtaking craftsmanship, making this table an unrivalled gem for connoisseurs of fine living.

A Bronze Figure of an Écorché Man

Price: $1.5 million

This captivating bronze figure captures the essence of art and anatomy, originating from the masterful hands of Willem Daniels van Tetrode. A timeless representation of human form intertwined with classical influences, this sculpture stands as a testament to the timeless allure of fine art.

February 2023

Femme dans un rocking-chair (Jacqueline) – A Picasso Masterpiece

Price: £16,892,000

Indulge in the vibrant world of Picasso’s creativity as we present “Femme dans un rocking chair.” The masterful blend of colours and emotions reflects the artist’s profound bond with Jacqueline, his final muse and second wife. This painting is a sublime expression of romance and artistic genius.

Memory of a Surreal Journey – René Magritte’s Poetic Vision

Price: £5,556,500

Step into the surreal with René Magritte’s “Memory of a Journey.” A dreamlike portrayal of the Leaning Tower of Pisa, supported by a majestic feather, this work invites you to ponder the enigmatic and transient nature of reality crafted by a visionary maestro.

March 2023

Adam: Works from the Collection of Adam Lindemann – Alexander Calder’s Black Disc with Flags

Price: £5,460,000

Celebrate the brilliance of Alexander Calder’s kinetic sculptures with “Black Disc with Flags.” A harmonious dance of forms, this early hanging mobile tantalises with its abstract allure, inviting you to immerse yourself in the world of ingenious artistry.

Adam: Works from the Collection of Adam Lindemann – Jean Royère’s ‘Ours Polaire’ Sofa and Pair of Armchairs

Price: $3,420,000

Embrace the timeless elegance of mid-century design with Jean Royère’s ‘Ours Polaire’ Sofa and Armchairs. The marriage of painted beech and original mohair fabric upholstery creates an inviting and sumptuous seating ensemble, epitomising luxury and sophistication.

April 2023

A Rare & Exceptional, Matte Himalaya Niloticus Crocodile Diamond Birkin 30

Price: EUR 277,200

In the realm of haute couture, Hermès’ diamond-studded creation reigns supreme. This exceptional Birkin, adorned with 245 diamonds and white gold hardware, stands as an enduring symbol of style and exclusivity, captivating the hearts of collectors worldwide.

François-Xavier Lalanne’s ‘Chouette perchée’ – A Gilded Bronze Masterpiece

Price: EUR 1,008,000

Enter the whimsical world of Les Lalanne with François-Xavier’s ‘Chouette perchée.’ This gilded bronze owl exudes charm and wit, embodying the Lalannes’ flair for creating captivating sculptures that blur the line between art and nature.

May 2023

JACOB & CO Astronomia Art Dragon Tourbillon Watch

Price: CHF 327,600

Crafted from white gold, sapphire, and baguette diamonds, this one-of-a-kind Astronomia Art Dragon Tourbillon watch by JACOB & CO features a captivating 24k black plated gold sculpted dragon with ruby eyes. The intricate dragon figure guards the tourbillon and globe, creating a mesmerising 3D effect. It’s a fusion of art and haute horology with a double-axis tourbillon movement and meticulous detailing. Accompanied by a ‘Dragon’ box and accessories, this is a contemporary masterpiece for discerning collectors.

June 2023

Martin Barré’s 63-O – An Exploration of Abstract Prowess

Price: EUR 378,000

Marvel at the virtuosity of Martin Barré, a leading abstract painter whose work challenges the conventions of form and space. His masterpiece “63-O” invites you to immerse yourself in a poetic exploration of colour and gesture, an artistic language without boundaries.

Ben Sledsens’ ‘Throwing Dice’ – Contemporary Brilliance Unleashed

Price: GBP 504,000

Experience the contemporary brilliance of Ben Sledsens with ‘Throwing Dice,’ a captivating fusion of oil, acrylic, and spray paint on canvas. A celebrated artist born in 1991, Sledsens’ works redefine modern art, elevating his reputation among collectors and connoisseurs.

From mesmerising paintings to iconic furnishings, these spectacular acquisitions capture the essence of luxury and fine living. With each purchase, an extraordinary tale unfolds, echoing the exquisite tastes of discerning collectors who indulge in the best life offers.

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