Five Records for Christie's

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  • Sunday 23 November 2003

Christie's in New York set five world auction records on Thursday in a
rousing Manhattan finale to a three-part sale of Château Latour wines
consigned directly from the Bordeaux estate's cellar

Christie's made US$439,450 (including the 17. 5 percent buyer's fee),

selling 70 of the 77 Latour lots, all provided by François Pinault, who owns

Latour and Christie's.

The house set the following records, according to Bendetta Roux, a

spokeswoman: US$47,000, for a case of the 1928 vintage (a US$30,000 high

estimate); US$41,125 for an impériale of the 1961 (US$25,000); US$35,250,

for a case of the 1959 ($20,000); US$23,500 for an impériale of the 1924

($8,500);US$19,975 for a case of the 1955 vintage ($10,000).

The highest price of the Latour part of the auction was the US$54,050 paid

for a dozen bottles of 1961 (US$30,000).

In the Los Angeles segment of the Latour sale on 1 November, three world

records were set and all 107 lots grossed $US365,895.

The three-stage run began in London on 22 May.

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