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Shop Name: 
8 King Street ,SW1Y 6QT
Art/Design/Craft & Literature
H 12 x W 11 x L 3.8 cm
Fine Bone China
£6 000.00

The Tower of Babel – Shop of the Day No. 74We have reached the top! There are 11 levels to the Tower of Babel, each with a different price band, reflecting their status or perceived status in our capital. The top level of the Tower is made up of 10 shops. Still to be hotly debated but surely Christie’s needs to be there. With annual sales last year of £5.1 billion – $8.4 billion I think the big auction houses have a unique status in the fact that you can actually pay whatever you want and you never quite know what may come up for sale! Most expensive things sold at Christie’s:Most expensive painting sold: Pablo Picasso’s Nude, Green Leaves and Bust $106.5 millionMost expensive furniture: Badminton Cabinet $36 millionMost expensive clothes – Marilyn Monroe’s “Happy Birthday Mr. President” $1,267,500 Most expensive manuscript – Da Vinci’s Codex Hammer – $30,802,500Most expensive instrument – Guarneri del Gesù violin – $3.9 millionMost Expensive Lock of Hair – Tresses from Elvis Presley – $115,000Most Expensive Antiquity – Roman-era statue, Artemis and the Stag – $28.6 millionMost Expensive Car – 1957 Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa – $12.2 millionMost Expensive Diamond – Wittelsbach diamond – $23.4 millionand most importantly: Most Expensive Barbie Doll – $302,500The official company literature states that founder James Christie conducted the first sale in London, England, on 5 December 1766, Christie’s soon established a reputation as a leading auction house, and took advantage of London’s new found status as the major centre of the international art trade after the French Revolution

Delivery is FREE within the UK, £55 per artwork to Europe and £75 per artwork for overseas orders. If you purchase any other items from the V&A Shop website, separate delivery charges will apply and your order will be delivered in separate shipments.

The display is now closed. However, a selection of shop fronts is still available to purchase. Each piece is being carefully de-installed and prepared for despatch. Delivery will commence on 20 November so please allow up to 7 days for your order to arrive. Pre-orders placed during the course of the display will be prioritised for despatch.

If you wish to purchase more than one artwork for delivery outside of the UK, please contact our Customer Services team on 020 7942 2696 or email customerservice@vandashop.com for a quote or to discuss delivery options. There may be local duty and/or taxes payable on goods delivered outside the UK. The V&A Shop is not responsible for paying these charges.

To return your chosen artwork, simply send it back to us within 28 days of receipt of the order in the same condition it arrived and you will be fully refunded. The cost of returning the item will be your responsibility.

V&A Shop terms & conditions apply. For more information visit Vandashop.com or contact our customer service team at customerservice@vandashop.com