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Up for auction

Works of art and other objects, many of which come from Tatoi and belonged to the collection of George I (1845-1913), are being auctioned at Christie’s in London this Wednesday and Thursday. Altogether 850 items, with estimated values ranging from 100 to 250,000 pounds sterling, are to go under the hammer. Silver, Faberge designs, furniture, paintings and Chinese porcelain are some of the objects that have appeared after years in storage. They were taken from Greece to London in the early 1990s. Now is a good opportunity for someone who can afford it to offer some of these pieces to be housed in a history museum that could be built at Tatoi. An 1866 pair of pilgrim flasks (photo) by the famous English goldsmith Robert Garrard (estimated value 80-120,000 pounds) is, according to Christie’s, the best example of the royal collection to appear in the market.