A Glimpse at the Top Ten Record Setting Auctions of 2010

For those of you with a soft spot for the lavish and the unique, we have brought before you the most talked about auctions of 2010 in a top that comprises the 10 most expensive, record-setting auctions.A Glimpse at the Top Ten Record Setting Auctions of 2010

10. Dalmore 64 Trinitas

“Dalmore” stands for a distillery in Scotland that sold two out of the three most expensive whisky bottles in the world. “64” stands for 64 year old Scotch and “Trinitas” comes from the fact that there are only three such bottles of a kind. The famous Dalmore 64 Trinitas was sold at the astonishing price of $160,0000.A Glimpse at the Top Ten Record Setting Auctions of 20109. Châteaux Lafite-Rothschild 1869

Number 9 on our countdown is also in the alcoholic beverage category. Tree bottles of Châteaux Lafite-Rothschild 1869 were sold this year for the record amount of $232,692 a bottle. The auction took place in Hong Kong this October.A Glimpse at the Top Ten Record Setting Auctions of 2010

8. The Barbie doll

The most expensive Barbie doll in the world was sold this year at an auction in New York for $302,500. The luxurious doll was designed by Stefano Canturi.A Glimpse at the Top Ten Record Setting Auctions of 2010

7. Daguerreotype Giroux

Daguerreotype Giroux is the first camera produced for commercial purposes. The unique camera was sold for the record sum of $996,499 at an auction in Vienna, exceeding all expectations as a previous camera set a record of only € 576,000 back in 2007.A Glimpse at the Top Ten Record Setting Auctions of 2010

6. Action Comics #1

The most expensive comic book ever to be sold was one that illustrates Superman’s first appearence. It was published back in 1938 and was sold for the amount of $1.5m. The comic book is quite rare considering the fact that only 100 copies exist and even less are in good shape.A Glimpse at the Top Ten Record Setting Auctions of 2010

5. BVLGARI Blue Diamond

The BVLGARI Blue Diamond was sold at an auction in New York for the sum of $15.7m. It is a diamond ring with two stones and it features the largest triangular-shaped blue diamond.A Glimpse at the Top Ten Record Setting Auctions of 2010

4. 1936 Bugatti Atlantic

The rare 1936 Bugatti Atlantic is the most expensive automobile ever to be sold, being purchased for the amount of $30-$40m. Only four such automobiles were produced, and today only two or tree are still functional.A Glimpse at the Top Ten Record Setting Auctions of 2010

3. Chinese porcelain vase

This Chinese porcelain vase was sold for aproximately $85m exceeding all expectations as it was expected to sell for the more modest amount of £1.2m.A Glimpse at the Top Ten Record Setting Auctions of 2010

2. Giacometti sculpture

The Giacometti sulpture is a sculpture of a man, a work of Alberto Giacometti. The bronze sculpture was sold at an auction in London for the amount of $104,3 million thus setting the record for the most expensive artwork ever to be sold at an auction up to that time.A Glimpse at the Top Ten Record Setting Auctions of 2010

1. “Nude, Green Leaves and Bust” by Picasso

The Picasso painting was sold for the jaw-dropping amount of $106,5m at an auction in New York thus breaking the previous record set by the Giacometti sculpture. The painting is 78 year-old and was expected to be sold for $90m tops.A Glimpse at the Top Ten Record Setting Auctions of 2010

For those of you with a soft spot for the lavish and the unique, we have brought before you the most talked about auctions of 2010 in a top that comprises the 10 most expensive, record-setting auctions.

10. Dalmore 64 Trinitas

“Dalmore” stands for a distillery in Scotland that sold two out of the three most expensive whisky bottles in the world. “64” stands for 64 year old Scotch and “Trinitas” comes from the fact that there are only three such bottles of a kind. The famous Dalmore 64 Trinitas (http://luxedb.com/old-exclusive-expensive-the-dalmore-64-trinitas-whiskey) was sold at the astonishing price of $160,0000.

9.Châteaux Lafite-Rothschild 1869

Number 9 on our countdown is also in the alcoholic beverage category. Tree bottles of Châteaux Lafite-Rothschild 1869 were sold this year for the record amount of $232,692 a bottle. The auction took place in Hong Kong this October.

8.The Barbie doll

The most expensive Barbie (http://luxedb.com/world-s-rarest-barbie-becomes-world-s-most-expensive-barbie) doll in the world was sold this year at an auction in New York for $302,500. The luxurious doll was designed by Stefano Canturi.

7. Daguerreotype Giroux

Daguerreotype Giroux is the first camera produced for commercial purposes. The unique camera was sold for the record sum of $996,499 at an auction in Vienna, exceeding all expectations as a previous camera set a record of only € 576,000 back in 2007.

6. Action Comics #1

The most expensive comic book ever to be sold was one that illustrates Superman’s first appearence. It was published back in 1938 and was sold for the amount of $1.5m. The comic book is quite rare considering the fact that only 100 copies exist and even less are in good shape.

5.BVLGARI Blue Diamond

The BVLGARI Blue Diamond (http://luxedb.com/the-bulgari-blue-diamond-sold-for-almost-15-8-million) was sold at an auction in New York for the sum of $15.7m. It is a diamond ring with two stones and it features the largest triangular-shaped blue diamond.

4.1936 Bugatti Atlantic

The rare 1936 Bugatti Atlantic is the most expensive automobile ever to be sold, being purchased for the amount of $30-$40m. Only four such automobiles were produced, and today only two or tree are still functional.

3. Chinese porcelain vase

This Chinese porcelain vase (http://luxedb.com/53-1-million-fetched-by-a-chinese-porcelain-vase) was sold for aproximately $85m exceeding all expectations as it was expected to sell for the more modest amount of £1.2m.

2. Giacometti sculpture

The Giacometti sulpture is a sculpture of a man, a work of Alberto Giacometti. The bronze sculpture was sold at an auction in London for the amo

For those of you with a soft spot for the lavish and the unique, we have brought before you the most talked about auctions of 2010 in a top that comprises the 10 most expensive, record-setting auctions.

10. Dalmore 64 Trinitas

“Dalmore” stands for a distillery in Scotland that sold two out of the three most expensive whisky bottles in the world. “64” stands for 64 year old Scotch and “Trinitas” comes from the fact that there are only three such bottles of a kind. The famous Dalmore 64 Trinitas (http://luxedb.com/old-exclusive-expensive-the-dalmore-64-trinitas-whiskey) was sold at the astonishing price of $160,0000.

9.Châteaux Lafite-Rothschild 1869

Number 9 on our countdown is also in the alcoholic beverage category. Tree bottles of Châteaux Lafite-Rothschild 1869 were sold this year for the record amount of $232,692 a bottle. The auction took place in Hong Kong this October.

8.The Barbie doll

The most expensive Barbie (http://luxedb.com/world-s-rarest-barbie-becomes-world-s-most-expensive-barbie) doll in the world was sold this year at an auction in New York for $302,500. The luxurious doll was designed by Stefano Canturi.

7. Daguerreotype Giroux

Daguerreotype Giroux is the first camera produced for commercial purposes. The unique camera was sold for the record sum of $996,499 at an auction in Vienna, exceeding all expectations as a previous camera set a record of only € 576,000 back in 2007.

6. Action Comics #1

The most expensive comic book ever to be sold was one that illustrates Superman’s first appearence. It was published back in 1938 and was sold for the amount of $1.5m. The comic book is quite rare considering the fact that only 100 copies exist and even less are in good shape.

5.BVLGARI Blue Diamond

The BVLGARI Blue Diamond (http://luxedb.com/the-bulgari-blue-diamond-sold-for-almost-15-8-million) was sold at an auction in New York for the sum of $15.7m. It is a diamond ring with two stones and it features the largest triangular-shaped blue diamond.

4.1936 Bugatti Atlantic

The rare 1936 Bugatti Atlantic is the most expensive automobile ever to be sold, being purchased for the amount of $30-$40m. Only four such automobiles were produced, and today only two or tree are still functional.

3. Chinese porcelain vase

This Chinese porcelain vase (http://luxedb.com/53-1-million-fetched-by-a-chinese-porcelain-vase) was sold for aproximately $85m exceeding all expectations as it was expected to sell for the more modest amount of £1.2m.

2. Giacometti sculpture

The Giacometti sulpture is a sculpture of a man, a work of Alberto Giacometti. The bronze sculpture was sold at an auction in London for the amount of $104,3 million thus setting the record for the most expensive artwork ever to be sold at an auction up to that time.

1. “Nude, Green Leaves and Bust” by Picasso

The Picasso painting was sold for the jaw-dropping amount of $106,5m at an auction in New York thus breaking the previous record set by the Giacometti sculpture. The painting is 78 year-old and was expected to be sold for $90m tops.

unt of $104,3 million thus setting the record for the most expensive artwork ever to be sold at an auction up to that time.

1. “Nude, Green Leaves and Bust” by Picasso

The Picasso painting was sold for the jaw-dropping amount of $106,5m at an auction in New York thus breaking the previous record set by the Giacometti sculpture. The painting is 78 year-old and was expected to be sold for $90m tops.

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