Piguet Auction House

51 Rue Prévost-Martin DVN, Geneva, Switzerland 1205

About Auction House

Hôtel des Ventes is a private auction house established in Geneva in 1978. Since its takeover in 2006 by Bernard Piguet, a specialist in the art market for over 20 years, the auction house has become a fixture on the Swiss market as well as international markets. Piguet transformed the traditional auction house into a decidedly modern business using the latest management methods and introducing a high level of professionalism with services offered to buyers and sellers.

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    Piguet Auction House reveals its end-of-year auction catalogue

    A rare complete skeleton of a “Sabre-toothed tiger” headlining the Natural History and Palaeontology collection. GENEVA.- This November, Europe faces the second wave of the Covid-19 epidemic with full force. New measures in place to deal with it set new challenges in the continuation of business in Switzerland and around the world. Piguet Auction House tasks itself with constant innovation and reinvention in order to continue its business, providing its clients a distraction and some escapism. From adapting public viewings respecting the current sanitary measures right through to the auction and lot collection, the team is ready to bring culture to life and meet the demands of the public wishing to acquire objects that please them. Following the success of its major September auctions, Piguet reveals its end-of-year auction catalogue. Famous private collections await the public and are certain to attract an international audience. Dinosaurs are back in the limelight in Geneva with a session dedicated to Palaeontology. The sale of the Prince and Princess Sadruddin Aga Khan's collection follows the Christie’s sale under the same name held in Paris last October. In addition, Piguet Auction House will be selling the largest and most prestigious collection of tobacco pipes and accessories ever exhibited in the world, with pieces worthy of the greatest museums. THE SALES AT A GLANCERussian treasures:A rare and exceptional Patek Philippe Moscow sky Celestial watch, limited to 50 examples, representing the starry vault of the northern hemisphere (lot 505, estimated CHF 100,000-150,000). A gold, diamond and enamel Fabergé box decorated with the Romanov griffins and the monogram of Tsar Nicholas II (lot 216, estimated CHF 100,000-150,000). The Collection of Prince and Princess Sadruddin Aga Khan from the Bellerive Château (Geneva, Switzerland). Exceptional collection of pipes and smoking accessories. A rare complete skeleton of a “Sabre-toothed tiger” headlining the Natural History and Palaeontology collection (lot 323). Works by internationally renowned artists in the paintings sale: Buffet, Corot, Dali, Dubuffet, Picasso, Poliakoff… The Fine jewellery and watches sale closes these end-of-year auctions. The Prince and Princesse Sadruddin Aga Khan CollectionThe first part of the Prince and Princess Sadruddin Aga Khan's collection was…