Handbag auctions carry it off in style
You can never have too many handbags, and sales at Sotheby’s and Christie’s this month are proof of that immutable fact
In search of a gift for the love of your life? Consider a sentence never yet uttered by a woman: “I have too many handbags.”
Today the handbag has immense status symbol significance. That said, the world’s oldest, studded with 100 dogs’ teeth and dug up by archaeologists near Leipzig, dates from 2,500-2,200 BC, so perhaps ‘twas ever so.
The current record for a handbag sold at auction is $383,522,...
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Historical highlights and ancient artefacts at Whyte’s
John McCormack’s portable altar and a letter from Kevin Barry are among the items at Whyte’s Eclectic Collector sale this week
Contents sale at Killoughter House will interest collectors
The sale will be held by Fonsie Mealy at the house in Ashford, Co Wicklow where Chester Beatty established a 160-acre equestrian estate in the 1950s