An unknown canvas attributed to Caravaggesque Flemish painter Theodoor Rombouts, which was discovered in a property in Auvergne, sold in Clermont-Ferrand for triple its high estimate.
The first-known drawing by a teenaged Paul Gauguin recently sold at French auction house for £72,000.
On 22 June, a painting by Renaissance painter Nicolas Cordonnier, which was discovered in a French apartment, sold for £84,200 – almost ten times its estimate.
Every jeweller, whatever his or her material or style, is at the border between an accessory and a work of art. The pieces in this forthcoming auction are superlative masterpieces, objects that tell stories, demonstrate ideas, and reflect the emotions of their creators.
The baseball superstar is offloading two paintings in June as he prepares to marry Jennifer Lopez and start a new art collection.