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Sotheby's Sale Establishes a World Auction Record for Painter Giuseppe Vermiglio
Giuseppe Vermiglio, Cristo davanti a Pilato. Oil on canvas, 120 x 174 cm. Estimate: 120,000–180,000 euro. Sold: 240,750 euro. Photo: Sotheby's.
MILAN.- A very good overall market response to this Milanese appointment with Old Master & 19th Century Paintings, Works of Art and Books: the selected catalogue has brought an increment in collectors and dealers interest.

A world record has been fetched by the beautiful Caravaggesque painting Cristo davanti a Pilato by the Milanese painter Giuseppe Vermiglio.

More than ten minutes lasted the bidding competition for the rare view of Santa Sofia, Istanbul which has been purchased by an European collector for nearly 400.000 euro.

Pointillist paintings were highly appreciated in the sale room and on the phones: remarkable prices were achieved by Plinio Nomellini and Angelo Morbelli.

Francesco Morroni – Furniture and Works of Art Specialist – discussing the auction : “The high interest for very rare and refined furniture has been confirmed, such as lot 144, a Venetian Arte Povera bureau attribuited to Giacomo Locatelli – Venice, 1750 – which from an estimate of 28,000/32,000 euro was sold at 180,750 euro”.

Esmeralda Benvenuti – Sotheby’s Books specialist – commenting the sale: “Almost 100% sold for the homogeneous and interesting private library mainly devoted to Naples. I would like to mention here - as a curiosity - the brilliant prices reached by Celebrations and Costumes books”.

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