During this past decade world has seen a record breaking auction sale for art, clothing and other precious items. From celebrities most expensive dresses and precious things to the world famous paintings things have been sold for very record breaking prices. But wait! Do you know what does ‘auction’ means? It means that you sell your product or thing to the person who offers the most money for it. In our today’s video we will walk you guys through the most expensive auction items that are sold since 2010. So without wasting time let’s dive into the video.
1. Dress of Kate Wins let:
She is an Oscar winner actor; she started acting at age 7. Her first film was Heavenly Creatures and in 1997 she had a lead role in Titanic this role pushed her to international stardom. From then she started appearing in several films and won the best actress Oscar for The Reader. She has also received several Golden Globes, including wins for Revolutionary Road, Mildred Pierce and Steve Jobs. Her most famous work includes: Titanic and the dress she wore in that movie was sold for a whooping amount of $330,000 in 2012.
It might sound crazy that how a bag can be sold for $378,074. But yes this is true a crocodile Hermès Birkin bag was sold for a record price of $378,074 in 2017. In May 2017, at a Christie’s auction in Hong Kong, a Hermès Himalaya Niloticus Crocodile Diamond Birkin 30 bag made a history with its huge auction price. This bag was adorned with 10.23 carats of diamonds and this might be the reason for its whooping amount.
In 2018, a personal working script was sold for $811,615. And the script belonged to Audrey Hepburn. And if you do not know about hher, let us give you her brief
introduction. She was born on 4 May 1929; Audrey Hepburn was an actress, fashion icon, and philanthropist, she was born in Belgium. When 22, she starred in the Broadway production of Gigi. Two years later, she starred in the film Roman holiday (1953) with Gregory Peck. In 1961, she set new fashion standards as Holly Golightly in Breakfast at Tiffany’s. Hepburn is one of the few actresses to win an Emmy, Tony, Grammy and Academy Award. In her later years, acting took a back seat to her work on behalf of children. Actress and humanitarian Audrey Hepburn, star of ‘Breakfast at Tiffany’s,’ remains one of Hollywood’s greatest style icons and one of the world’s most successful actresses.
4. Drum Kit:
In 2015, a drum kit belonged to Ringo starr was sold for $2.2 million. Ringo starr is known for his calm personality and rose fame in early 1960s. He was born on 7 July 1940 in England. He is basically a drummer star and occasionally sings and writes songs. His notable songs include; “With a Little Help from My Friends” and writing “Octopus’s Garden.” and is now the richest drummer of all time. A drum set that belonged to Ringo Starr was sold at an auction hosted by Julien’s Auctions for $2.2 million in 2015. The famous drum was used in more than 200 Beatles performances between 1963 and 1964 and is Ludwig Oyster Black Pearl drum set according to Art Net News.
In 2012, only 12 rare camera models existed. In 2012 at an auction which was held in Vienna, Austria the world’s most expensive and unique camera was sold for $2.8 million. The camera was a Leica 35mm film model, which was one of only 25 produced in 1923 for testing.
6. Marilyn Monroe’s dress:
Actress had a difficult childhood; she was born on 1st June 1926 in California. Actress Marilyn Monroe overcame a difficult childhood to become one of the world’s biggest and most enduring sex symbols. But in childhood she was very religious and did not even go to watch movies. Her films grossed more than $200 million. She is known for her relationships with Arthur Miller, Joe DiMaggio and, possibly, President John F. Kennedy. Monroe died of a drug overdose on August 5, 1962, at only 36 years old. She once designed and wore a dress saying ‘happy birthday, Mr. President’ who knew that this will come out as something very expensive. Monroe wore the iconic gown while performing for John F. Kennedy at a Democratic Party fundraiser event in May 1962. The most expensive dress ever sold at auction was Marilyn Monroe’s “Happy Birthday, Mr. President” gown, which sold for $4.8 million in 2016. In November 2016, the famous dress was purchased by Ripley’s At Julien’s Auctions in Los Angeles! Believe It or Not!
7. Chinese Vase:
This historic vase was created for China’s Qianlong Emperor in the mid-18th century. In 1954, this vase was previously sold for $56 dollars which now are equal to $530. This vase is named as the Harry Garner Reticulated Vase, and was named for the collector who owned it prior to its 1954 auction. Later, this Chinese vase that spent 50 years in a European woman’s pet-filled country home sold at a Sotheby’s auction for $9 million in 2020. The vase was created for China’s ury.
8. Stradivarius violin:
This violin was crafted in 1721 and was owned by granddaughter of Lord Byron. In 2011, this violin was sold in an online auction in Japan. This 18th century Stradivarius violin was sold for $15.9 million at an online auction that benefited disaster relief following Japan’s 2011 tsunami and earthquake. The proceeds benefited victims of an earthquake and tsunami that devastated the country that March.
9. Wrist watch:
In November 2019, a watch auctioned was sold for $31 million. A Patek Philippe watch sold at a Christie’s auction in Geneva that benefited research on Duchenne muscular dystrophy. Patek Philippe SA is Swiss luxuries watch and clock manufacturer founded in 1839, located in Canton of Geneva and the Vallée de Joux. Since 1932, it has been owned by the Stern family in Switzerland. In the
Grandmaster chime model, this $31 million watch shattered all the records which were held previously for an auctioned. The previously auctioned watch was the one owned by Paul Newman that sold for $17.7 million.
10. Pearl Pendant:
In 2018, a pearl pendant sold for $32 million was owned by Marie Antoinette. Austrian queen was born on November 2, 1755, in Vienna, Austria. She was the spouse of King Louis XVI of France (1774–93). Her name is associated with the decline in the moral authority of the French monarchy in the closing years of the ancient régime, though her courtly extravagance was but a minor cause of the financial disorders of the French state in that period. A pearl pendant once owned by Marie Antoinette. The most expensive pearl ever sold was Marie Antoinette’s pendant, which was sold for $32 million at a 2018 Sotheby’s auction. According to be reports the pearl which is used in this pendant was previously owned by the former Queen of France. This might be the reason of being expensive that this pendant belonged to royal ladies and was indeed precious because of being old this is free of any impurity.
11. Sleeping Girl:
Do not think of a ‘girl’ but it is a painting that was sold for more than $44 million in 2012. Sleeping girl was painted by American pop artist Roy Lichtenstein. Being a pop artist he makes use of joyful colors in his paintings he is known for his colorful paintings. In 2012, Pop artist Roy Lichtenstein’s 1964 piece “Sleeping Girl” was sold at Sotheby’s auction in New York. It was previously on display at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles, among other museum exhibits.
12. A Ferrari:
This does not surprise us that a Ferrari could be sold for millions of dollar. In 2018, a 1962 Ferrari was sold at an auction for $48.4 million. Being the oldest one his was sold at an auction for a whooping amount. The Ferrari 250 GTO from 1962 which was sold at a Sotheby’s auction house in August 2018 makes it the most valuable car ever offered at an auction.
13. Blue Diamond:
The diamond was named after its owner and was called ‘The Oppenheimer Blue’ it is considered as the most expensive blue diamond in auction history and was sold for $57.9 million in 2016. The previous owner of this diamond is Sir Philip Oppenheimer who is also a leader in the diamond industry; the 14.62 carat diamond is known as a “fancy vivid blue” by the Gemological Institute of America. It was sold at auction at Christie’s in Geneva in May 2016. Another expensive diamond which was sold in 2017 at a Sotheby’s auction in Hong Kong for $71.2 million is known as the Pink Star Diamond. This diamond has 59.6 carat Pink Star, and Diamond was the largest “flawless fancy vivid pink” diamond ever graded by the Gemological Institute of America.
14. Rabbit sculpture:
The rabbit sculpture of Jeff Koons’ was sold for $91.1 million in May 2019, this proved to be record breaking and set a new record for the most expensive work by a living artist sold at auction. It was designed in 1986 and the artist held a record for his previous sculpture “Balloon Dog (Orange)” sculpture, which sold at auction in November 2013 for $58.4 million, according to the New York Times. Jeffrey L. Koons is an American artist recognized for his work dealing with popular culture and his sculptures depicting everyday objects, including balloon animals, these sculptures are produced in stainless steel with mirror-finish surfaces. He lives and works in both New York City and his hometown of York, Pennsylvania. Another record breaking sculpture comes from Alberto. Alberto Giacometti was a Swiss sculptor, painter, draftsman and printmaker. Beginning in 1922, he lived and worked mainly in Paris but regularly visited his hometown Borgonovo to see his family and work on his art. Giacometti was one of the most important sculptors of the 20th century. “Chariot,” made by Swedish sculptor Alberto Giacometti, is regarded as a transformative piece of art from the 20th century, according to Sotheby’s. It was constructed between 1951 and 1952 and was sold at an Impressionist and Modern Art sale at Sotheby’s in New York. “Chariot,” by Alberto Giacometti was sold at a Sotheby’s auction for $101 million.
15. Elizabeth Taylor’s jewelry:
In 2011, the jewelry collection of Elizabeth Taylor was sold for $116 million at an auction. The point to ponder on is, what was special in the jewelry, let us answer, Elizabeth Taylor’s jewelry collection was filled with rare items. This iconic collection had jewels like: La Peregrina natural pearl necklace, among several other items. The proceeds from the sale benefited the Elizabeth Taylor Foundation.
16. The scream:
Edvard Munch is famous for his artistic work, he lived a depressing childhood which was further reflected in his paintings and work of art. His painting “The Scream” was sold for $120 million in 2012. In 2012 at a Sotheby’s action this painting set a new record of being most expensive piece of art ever sold at auction. The pastel painting was originally estimated to have a selling price of about $80 million, but after a 15 minute bidding war, the final price was nearly $120 million.