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Headline: Largest Mammoth Skeleton on Auction with Aguttes at 16th December 2017 in Lyon, France
HONG KONG, CHINA – Media OutReach – Dec 5, 2017 – Luxifyis partnering with Aguttes in preparing for the world’s largest woolly mammothskeleton auction in history.
This will be the world’s largest privately-owned woolly mammoth skeleton onsale and the public can have the privilege of getting a good look at this15,000-year-old skeleton extinct giant from the Ice Age before the auction onDecember 16 at 14:30 by Aguttes inside Gare de Lyon-Brotteaux. Agutteshas auctioned such fine masterpieces previously, as seen by the sale of anexceptional dinosaur skeleton for €1,128,000 in Lyon on December 10, 2016.
This gigantic woolly mammoth skeleton measures 3.4 meters high, with atotal span of 5.3 meters and weighing just over of 1400kg. It is mountedin walking position, making it an ideal centerpiece in a large room or hall.
It is estimated to be worth between €450,000 and €490,000, justified by itsexceptional size. The auction is expected not only to appeal to privatecollectors, but also for history museums, foundations and companies.
The woolly mammoth lived with both theNeanderthal man and the early Homo Sapiens during the Middle and UpperPaleolithic periods until its extinction around 12,000 years ago. It isthe largest terrestrial mammal of all time and the most important specimen inthe world in private hands. The mammoth has two impressive and gigantictusks — 62 kg for 3.32 meters and 76 kg for 3 meters respectively — whichmagnifies the splendor of this specimen and representing a mythical speciesthat marks our imagination and cinematographic culture.
The specimen is unique in the world byits size, and conservation remains eminently appreciable with more than 80% ofits original bones and its extraordinary precious caramel and ivory hues mixed.
This remarkable mammoth specimen is alsoone of the few in the world that has all its authorizations to leave theRussian territory. It may therefore be valued, exported, resold and usedpublicly for commercial, advertising and other purposes.
Sales of this type of specimen are notcommon. The first full mammoth skeleton sold in public auction was in2006 for €150,000 by the Cave des Vignerons de Montfrin in the Gard region.
In 2007, Christie’s Paris hosted a media sale devoted to natural historyand that immediately triggered a debate between scientists, who want to keep ahealthy controlled environment on the fossil market, and collectors of modernart, who began to take interest in the field, thus raising pricesexponentially. That mammoth skeleton was sold for €312,000 by a youngcontemporary art collector.
In addition, Damien Hirst’s Golden Mammoth was sold for €11 million at acharity sale in May 2014.
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The company Claude Aguttes is an auction housewhose head office is located in Neuilly-sur-Seine, France.
Their experts welcome you for all yourestimates and auctions.
With 190 sales by a team of 30 people, thesales company Claude Aguttes keeps its place as the 4th largest art auctioncompanies in France.
Formore information, visit Luxifyand Aguttes. Public viewing is available now till auctiondate.
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