Off the auction block this month are a Chanel bag, Roman marble portrait, an unburnable book and a magnificent diamond.
Sold For: $3,465
From the estate of a Park Avenue woman, this gorgeous Chanel bag is two-tone black and gold with a flap closure and gold-tone hardware. The signature CC turn-lock closure completes the purse, along with a woven-in leather chain strap and black leather interior.
Sold for: $5,313
This 11-inch Roman marble portrait head of a woman is from the Augustan period, circa first century B.C.E.-first century CE. It was originally property from a private California collection.
Sold for: $130,000
Hot off the press and limited to just one “unburnable,” author Margaret Atwood’s “The Handmaid’s Tale” was produced as a single-copy special edition. The book was produced in Toronto by The Gas Company Inc. Fireproof materials and processes were researched and tested by Doug Laxdal. Atwood and Penguin Random House have partnered with the creative agency Rethink to make “The Unburnable Book,” a fireproof edition of Atwood’s frequently banned book “The Handmaid’s Tale.”
Sold for: $20,084,000
The Light of Africa diamond is an emerald cut jewel measuring a prodigious 103.49 carats. The diamond is flawless, with excellent polish and symmetry.