For those of you who enjoyed my recent blog “Taste & Style” (23rd April) I though you would be interested to know that the pair of Brûle Parfums once owned by Louis XVI achieved a world record price of £1,985,000 (Estimate: £150,000 – 250,000). Provenance definitely rules!
The Duc D’Aumont and Louis XVI’s Brûle Parfums: A pair of gilt-bronze-mounted Japanese Kakiemon porcelain and Egyptian porphyry Brûle Parfums – the porcelain 18th century, the gilt bronze mounts Louis XVI, circa 1770-1775
Estimate: 150,000 – 250,000 GPB (209,789 – 349,649 EUR; 228,555 – 380,925 USD)
Sold for: 1,985,000 GBP