Up For Grabs At Auction: Vintage Cars, Coco Chanel's Deer and George Harrison's Guitar | RobbReport Malaysia

Up For Grabs At Auction: Vintage Cars, Coco Chanel’s Deer and George Harrison’s Guitar

Rare vintage cars that includes a Ferrari from the 60s and Porsches that will make any car collector tremble with delight. An ornamental crystal deer that used to belong to Coco Chanel. George Harrison’s guitar used in The Beatles‘ gigs in the 60s. These are treasures that are worth acquiring as they may never come back to auction again. Here are the much-anticipated auction lots ready for bidding, this is your chance.




1. Rock crystal deer from the collection of Coco Chanel

Bidding commences on 12 June through Christie’s in Paris.

A rock crystal deer statuette from the former personal collection of Coco Chanel is expected to attract plenty of attention when it goes on auction at Christie’s Asian Art Sale in Paris. Despite its fairly modest estimate of between €2,000-3,000 (about RM9,375 to 14,063), the statuette – executed during the Qing Dynasty – may very well fetch far more at auction, given that it adorned the coffee table of Chanel’s suite at the Ritz Hotel for years. Last June, Christie’s Paris sold a monkey statuette with the same provenance for an impressive €112,500 (about RM527,362) following a long bidding battle between 12 international collectors, which demonstrated exactly how sought-after the French designer’s personal effects are.


2. Automobiles en Scène

Bidding commences on 17 June through Artcurial in Paris.

Artcurial Motorcars’ new summer sale will take place in the heart of Paris, within the historic Théâtre du Rond-Point des Champs-Elysées, as it offers a lineup of around 80 collectors cars. Highlights include a 1965 Ferrari 275 GTB (estimated to be worth between €2 to 2.2 million/RM9.4 to 10.3 million) – one of the all-time great Maranello models. – from the renowned collection of industrialist Jean-Pierre Slavic. A seductive selection of nine Porsche models from the Eric Coicaud collection will also feature prominently at the auction, including a 1997 Porsche 993 GT2 (which carries a top estimate of €1.1 million or about RM5.2 million).


3. George Harrison's Futurama Guitar

Bidding commences on 12 June through Bonhams in London.

The late 1950s Futurama guitar used by George Harrison during the Beatles’ legendary Hamburg tours will go under the hammer at Bonhams Entertainment Memorabilia sale, carrying an estimate of £200,000 to 300,000 (about RM1.06 to 1.6 million). Purchased at Hessy’s music shop in Liverpool in 1959, this historically important guitar boasts impeccable provenance and is extremely well-documented. It comes in its original case embellished with Hamburg stickers, having been utilised during the Beatles’ two lengthy club residencies in Hamburg in 1960 and 1961, and on numerous gigs throughout the 18 months that he played it.


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Published May 31, 2019