172@29@17@105!~!172@29@0@53!~!|news|trends|features-2|-1295925.html!~!news|moneycontrol|com!~!|controller|infinite_scroll_article.php!~!is_mobile=false
Moneycontrol
Watch experts decode 'The rise of ESG investing' on October 29 at 4pm. Register Now!
Last Updated : Jan 12, 2011 09:59 AM IST | Source: Forbes India

Antiquities: The blast from the past

Antiquities are rare, cumbersome to buy and sell and come with storage costs. But for the hard-working investor, they can be a gold mine.


By: Shaista Bharwani/ Forbes India


Antiquities are rare, cumbersome to buy and sell and come with storage costs. But for the hard-working investor, they can be a gold mine.

Antiquities are the tell-tales of the history of the world. Their importance lies in their dwindling numbers and their reflection of the culture of bygone societies. A historical object of significance will only get rarer with time, and as the rule goes, the rarer the object, the more valuable it is.

The most expensive antiquity ever sold via auction is the Guennol Lioness which went for USD 57 million at Sotheby

First Published on Jan 11, 2011 03:35 pm