Sleeper alert! (ctd.)

September 29 2016

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Picture: Sotheby's

Regular readers may remember a 'sleeper alert' from a US auction in 2015. A portrait of a Sultan, described as 'Circle of Veronese', made $390,000 against an estimate of $2,000-$4,000. A reader alerts me to the picture's return to auction at Sotheby's, where it is again called 'Circle of Veronese', and this time carries an estimate of £150,000-£200,000. It's a high stakes game, this sleeper business.

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