Five Records for Christie's
- Sunday 23 November 2003
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.