Some of the most expensive things ever sold.
Have you ever wondered what are the most expensive things ever sold in the world? Is it a house, a car, or a plane? Here is the list of some of the most expensive things ever sold in the world.
Salvator Mundi, the painting.
Leonardo da Vinci’s “Salvator Mundi” was bought by the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia, Mohammed bin Salman in New York in 2017 for an astronomical price of $450 million. Salvator Mundi illustrates Jesus Christ holding a crystal orb. This painting was originally sold in 1958 for a meager sum of 45 pounds.
Marie Antoinette’s Pendant
Queen Marie Antoinette was the wife of King Louis XVI of France. Her large drop-shaped pearl pendant was sold at an auction for $36 million. The sale was conducted in 2018 and as per Sotheby’s auction house, this is the recorded sale price of the pendant.
The Codex Leicester, the manuscript
One of Leonardo da Vinci’s notebooks full of scientific musings and sketches, The Codex Leicester is considered to be the most expensive manuscript ever sold. The book was written in Vinci’s mirror-writing style and was sold to Bill Gates for $30 million in 1994.
Les Femmes d’Alger (Version O) by Pablo Picasso
Sold for $179 million, ‘The Women of Algiers’ by Pablo Picasso was the most expensive artwork ever sold in New York in 2015. Leonardo Da Vinci’s Salvator Mundi broke this record set by Picasso in 2017!
Action Comics No. 1
The pristine copy of the renowned first issue of Action Comics which featured the debut of a petite character called Superman was sold for $3.2 million. In the world of comic book lovers, this is seen as one of the most celebrated and expensive comic book sales.
Rabbit by Jeff Koons
Collectors from around the world presented themselves to buy the renowned sculpture of American plastic artist Jeff Koons. At an auction organized by the house of Christie’s in New York, the sculpture was bought for $91.9 million in 2019 by a mystery buyer.
Oppenheimer Blue Diamond
A blue diamond weighing 14.62 carats was sold for $57.5 million at an auction in Geneva in 2016.This diamond is named after its previous owner, Sir Philip Oppenheimer, and has a fancifully vivid colour, the highest and brightest possible for a blue shade.
1962 Ferrari 250 GTO Berlinetta at $48.4 million, The Gigayachtat $168 million are considered to be some of the most expensive means of transportation ever auctioned.