Titian has left on - anglijskiJuliusa Verner`s collection
Titian has left on - anglijski
In London one of the most known private collections of England - a collection of diamond magnate Juliusa Verner was sold by auction. Medieval German silver, Flemish lanes, Rubens and Titian`s painting - in total 80 products are sold for $30 million
to Get into a dark hall it was possible only on special invitation the ticket, a hammer the owner of auction house Christie ` s lord Hindlip knocked. Bargain at such auctions silently, easy and imperceptibly, sometimes and you will not understand, who has raised the price - whether the man has in the first row stirred an eyebrow, whether the lady in the third has given an easy sign a hand. 80 prizes from 91 have been sold with impressing result - $30 179 800 which has three times exceeded the expected.
about family Verner and their country lock Luton Hoo heard everyone in Britain. Businessmen know about the collection founder, the German on a nationality Juliuse Verner because that within almost 20 years was the head of diamond corporation De Beers. Aristocrats - because son Juliusa, Harold, married the daughter of grand duke Michael Mihajlovicha Romanov (which simultaneously was Pushkin`s grand daughter). Readers of tabloids - because the press long savoured melodramatic history of the committed suicide successor of a collection of Nicolas Phillips who has left after the beauty the wife, a daughter and debts.
However the success of the auctions could be predicted, and without knowing all these details. Verner`s collection is a meeting of the unique products which history is sometimes traced up to XV - XVI centuries. The fake here is excluded. For example, the silver bowl with a figure of emperor Nerona (has left for $1,5 million) has been made for Ippolita Aldobrandini, the future father Klimenta VIII, and within several centuries appeared in all inventories of a papal treasury in Vatican. A record of the price for a silver sculpture figures - relikvarii have put St. Sebastjana and St. Hristofora who in XV century were presented to a monastery in Kajzerhejme by duke Fridrih Saxon, - they are got for $2,975 million and $2,645 million by the Most expensive prize of a collection there was a sketch of a brush of Petera Paulja Rubens “ Diana`s Hunting “ which occurs from a collection 13 - go the duke del Infantado from Toledo. Rubens has been bought by phone for $4,626 million The second among a top - prizes - a portrait of Dzhakomo Doria of a brush of Titian. Having resorted to the help of welfare funds, the museum of Oxford could buy Titian for $3,636 million
the Sold 80 products - only a small part of a collection of Verner. The income of their sale will go on creation of a popular museum on the basis of the collection rest.
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