Jackson’s Neverland Back on the Market, 70-Year-Old Royal Wedding Cake, and More Fresh News

Michael Jackson’s Neverland. Image courtesy of TopTenRealEstateDeals.com

 

News and updates from around the arts and auction community:

  • It might not be a bargain, but Michael Jackson’s Neverland, sans Michael’s menagerie of animals and carnival rides, is now much more affordable. First put on the market in 2015 with an asking price of $100 million, it has been relisted at $67 million. [Read more from TopTenRealEstateDeals.com]

  • No taste-testing at the preview, please! A 70-year-old slice of Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip’s wedding cake is being auctioned later this year, complete with the original box inscribed with a note from the Royal bride-to-be. [Read more from Royal Central]
  • A New York art dealer believes a King David sculpture on display at The Metropolitan Museum of Art is a fake. He says it’s a knock-off that might even have been cast from an authentic and very similar head he bought at an antique shop in 2012. [Read more from the New York Post]
  • Christie’s Dubai recently sold the most expensive vintage watch ever to be auctioned in the Middle East. The Patek Philippe ref. 2499/100 manufactured in 1981 was purchased for just under $500,000. [Read more from the Business Standard]

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