A section of stairs from the Eiffel Tower in Paris sold for almost 170,000 euros on Thursday, auctioneers announced, around three times the pre-sale estimate.
A rare porcelain moon flask that belonged to the 18th century Chinese Emperor Qianlong has been sold for 4.1 million euros (US$4.8 million) after a bidding war at an auction in France.
A Chagall oil painting shining with love for his first wife and adopted home Paris sold for $28.5 million in New York on Tuesday, almost doubling the artist’s previous auction record, Sotheby’s said.
Christie's kicked off the fall auction season in New York on Monday a Vincent Van Gogh leading the way at $81.3 million with robust sales of impressionist and modern art.
Japanese billionaire bought a Basquiat masterpiece for US$110.5 million in New York on Thursday, setting a new auction record for the 20th century great nearly 30 years after his death, Sotheby's said.