The auc­tion where all that glit­ters

Daily Express - - INSIDE POLITICS - By Liz Perkins

THIS is some­one’s golden chance to pick up some of the most un­usual items to go un­der the ham­mer, in­clud­ing a sculp­ture of Kate Moss’s head.

In the first auc­tion de­voted en­tirely to gold items at Sotheby’s, the Mi­das Touch sale comes as de­mand for the pre­cious metal is grow­ing among col­lec­tors from Asia, Rus­sia and the Mid­dle East.

Some of the most strik­ing items in­clude the like­ness of the su­per­model, en­ti­tled Song Of The Siren, which has an es­ti­mate of £300,000 to £400,000.

Also on of­fer is a 1977 Fer­rari 512, which will set the buyer back be­tween £350,000 to £450,000 when it goes un­der the ham­mer this Wed­nes­day. The on­line sale will run un­til Fri­day.

Also on sale will be a Bac­carat Ele­phant Cave A Liqueur, a French gilt-bronze mounted cut-crys­tal, which was cre­ated for, or just af­ter, the 1878 Ex­po­si­tion Uni­verselle de Paris, and which has an es­ti­mate of £250,000 to £400,000.

Con­stan­tine Fran­gos, head of the Mi­das Touch sale, said: “In this first ever sale ded­i­cated en­tirely to gold, we show the true splen­dour and ver­sa­til­ity of this pre­cious metal, as well as man’s ob­ses­sion with it over the cen­turies.

“The lots in the sale, which span all the ma­jor col­lect­ing cat­e­gories, from dec­o­ra­tive arts and paint­ings to cars, jewellery and pho­tog­ra­phy, show how the ap­peal of gold has en­dured.”

Golden locks...sculp­ture of Kate Moss’s head, en­ti­tled Song Of The Siren

24 carat... items for auc­tion at Sotheby’s next week in­clude a gold 1977 Fer­rari 512, above, and a golden liqueur set made by French com­pany Bac­carat, left

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