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Hermes leads $5+ million inaugural Beverly Hills Luxury Accessories Auction at Heritage
Heritage Auctions now holds world records for the Top 10 Prices Realized for Hermès Birkins at auction after adding $106,250 price for a Bougainvillea Porosus Crocodile Birkin.
LOS ANGELES, CA.- Hermès lead the day at Heritage Auctions' inaugural, $5+ million Beverly Hills Luxury Accessories event as a Matte Bougainvillea Porosus Crocodile Birkin with Palladium hardware brought $106,250 and a Shiny Blue Electric Porosus Crocodile Birkin Bag with Palladium Hardware brought $87,500. The Sept. 23 event gives Heritage the distinction of having sold the Top 10 most valuable Hermès Birkins ever offered at auction.

The fresh auction concept combined the world's most desirable bags and fine contemporary designer jewelry at Heritage's Beverly Hills location.

"Our auction marked Heritage's grand Beverly Hills luxury debut and it certainly surpassed our expectations," said Matt Rubinger, Director of Luxury Accessories at Heritage. "Judging by the results, it's clear our clients were pleased as well over the opportunity to own these rare bags now rather than waiting for years through traditional outlets."

Hermes rarities were in high demand as and a Hermès Special Order Horseshoe 35cm Shiny Blue Electric & Indigo Porosus Crocodile Birkin Bag with Gold Hardware fetched $81,250. A rare light Mimosa Porosus crocodile skin Hermes 40cm Birkin Bag with Palladium Hardware surpassed its estimate when it sold for $75,000.

Among the fine jewelry selection a Tiffany & Co. sapphire diamond platinum ring, sporting an 8.94 carat Burmese sapphire, realized $118,750 to take the auction's top lot honor. Additional highlights include a stunning 5.04 carat diamond platinum ring, which brought $68,750, and The Helen Necklace, a diamond gold and silver work designed by Yossi Harari, which sold for $46,875. A Pomellato diamond gold bracelet crossed the block for $35,000.



Today's News

October 1, 2013

Fire Beneath the Ice: Exhibition of works by Félix Vallotton opens at the Grand Palais

"Balthus: Cats and Girls-Paintings and Provocations" on view at Metropolitan Museum

Getty Conservation Institute releases a critical new resource for conserving historic photographs

The Anatomy Lesson: From Rembrandt to Damien Hirst at Gemeentemuseum Den Haag

The Keeper's House at the Royal Academy of Arts opens to the public in London

Saint Louis Art Museum acquires major bust by Joseph Claus from Tomasso Brothers

Chinese cast nets for rare Ming fish bowl estimated to sell for £500,000 to £800,000 at Bonhams

MOCA Jacksonville presents Abstraction over Time: The Paintings of Michael Goldberg

Hermes leads $5+ million inaugural Beverly Hills Luxury Accessories Auction at Heritage

Unseen 2103: Strong sales, high energy, and great content reported at the second edition

Christian Boltanski: Grosse Hamburger Strasse on view at Kewenig in Berlin

American Folk Art Museum presents large-scale works by three Contemporary artists

Sundaram Tagore Hong Kong presents "Eye to Ear: Nathan Slate Joseph and Taylor Kuffner

FLATTPRIZE announces partnership with the National Arts Club and UNTITLED Art Fair

Allison Katz's first solo exhibition in London opens at Laura Bartlett Gallery

Landmark exhibition recognizes the achievements of women in science and medicine at The Grolier Club

Exhibition of the work of Corrine Colarusso opens at The Museum of Arts and Sciences of Macon, Georgia

Swann Galleries announces Rare & Important Travel Posters Auction on October 18

Chrysler Museum acquires three works by Idelle Weber

Carole Feuerman: The Golden Mean opens at Mana Contemporary

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