Christie’s London Sale of Art of the Islamic and Indian Worlds Proves
Someone Still Has Some Money.
It’s been a bad week for the financial markets and its still only Tuesday. But in London, a rare Fatimid carved rock crystal ewer that was discovered in a regional auction, sold for $5.58 million dollars during Chrisie’s Art of the Islamic and Indian Worlds auction. The entire sale grossed £10.4 million ($18 million). The top ten lots, including the ewer, accounted for $11 million of the sale.
Rare Islamic Artifact Goes for nearly $5.6 million (International Herald Tribune)