PARIS.- The Binoche and Giquello auctionneers organized the event of the week at Drouot by offering for the first time the auction of remarkable dinosaurs skeletons older than a several million years. During the two days of the exhibition, more than 5 000 visitors crossed the doors of sales room 9, transformed for the occasion into a true cabinet of curiosities. The public came to admire these wonders of nature: fossils, corals, naturalized felines, minerals and meteorites.
In a full room, with bidders on the phone and on the internet, the prices saored. With 50 lots acquired by collectors, amateurs and decorators, this auction totaled 316 920 €.
The indisputable star of this sale was an imposing triceratops which was sold for 177 800 € (Lot n°49). Last Friday, more than 100 000 people had seen the arrival of the skull at Drouot, live on social media.
This was followed by an important meteorite from the historic site Campo del Cielo in Argentina. Starting at 36 830 €, this heavenly treasure tripled its estimate (Lot n°35).