Offbeat Monet's glasses sold for over $50,000 in Hong Kong

18:56  28 november  2017
18:56  28 november  2017 Source:   Relaxnews (AFP)

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Monet ' s dainty glasses , made from gold-coloured metal, went to an unnamed Asian buyer for ,457. One of Monet ’ s early works – pencil sketches of sailboats on paper when he was a teenager – was sold for a relatively modest 6,685 in Hong Kong on Sunday.

© CHRISTIE'S IMAGES LTD./AFP | Monet ' s dainty glasses , made from gold-coloured metal, went to an unnamed Asian buyer for ,457. Over 75 percent of the lot -- which went for a combined .99 million -- was snapped up by Asian buyers. Hong Kong 's auction houses are well-known for feverish

The dainty glasses, made from gold-coloured metal, went to an unnamed Asian buyer on Sunday for $51,457, far exceeding the auction house's estimate of $1,000 to $1,500.© Provided by AFPRelaxNews The dainty glasses, made from gold-coloured metal, went to an unnamed Asian buyer on Sunday for $51,457, far exceeding the auction house's estimate of $1,000 to $1,500. A collection of French artist Claude Monet's personal belongings, including a pair of round-rimmed wire spectacles, have fetched almost $11 million at an auction in Hong Kong, Christie's said.

The dainty glasses, made from gold-coloured metal, went to an unnamed Asian buyer on Sunday for $51,457, far exceeding the auction house's estimate of $1,000 to $1,500.

The sale included other rare items like Monet's pencil sketches, paintings and Japanese woodblock prints from the French master's personal collection.

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The dainty glasses , made from gold-coloured metal, went to an unnamed Asian buyer on Sunday for ,457, far exceeding the One of Monet ’ s early works — pencil sketches of sailboats on paper when he was a teenager — was sold for a relatively modest 6,685 in Hong Kong on Sunday.

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A sculpture of a cat from 19th century Japan's late Edo or early Meiji period, sleeping curled up and measuring 32.8 centimetres (12.9 inches), went under the hammer for $67,538.

"This collection provides an intimate insight into the life of Monet the artist and Monet the collector," said Adrien Meyer, co-chairman of the Impressionist and Modern art department at Christie's.

The top lots sold for well above their estimated price.

An oil painting of a cliff face overlooking the sea by Monet, titled "Falaises des Petites-Dalles", went for $4.6 million. Another landscape, "Trois arbres a Giverny (Peupliers)", fetched $4 million.

Over 75 percent of the lot -- which went for a combined $10.99 million -- was snapped up by Asian buyers. Hong Kong's auction houses are well-known for feverish bidding, particularly by wealthy Chinese collectors.

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The dainty glasses , made from gold-coloured metal, went to an unnamed Asian buyer on Sunday for ,457, far exceeding the One of Monet ’ s early works — pencil sketches of sailboats on paper when he was a teenager — was sold for a relatively modest 6,685 in Hong Kong on Sunday.

The dainty glasses , made from gold-coloured metal, went to an unnamed Asian buyer on Sunday for ,457, far exceeding the auction One of Monet ' s early works -- pencil sketches of sailboats on paper when he was a teenager -- was sold for a relatively modest 6,685 in Hong Kong on Sunday.

Monet's artworks have broken world auction records.

The painting "Meule", from his famous grainstack series, sold in New York last year for $81.4 million, a record for the French master, Christie's said at the time.

The previous record was set in June 2008, when "Water Lilies" took $80.4 million at a Christie's sale in London.

One of Monet's early works -- pencil sketches of sailboats on paper when he was a teenager -- was sold for a relatively modest $136,685 in Hong Kong on Sunday.

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