Gavels 'n' Paddles: Louis XIII decanter, $134,750, Sotheby's

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far
by Ken Hall
A crystal magnum decanter of special Louis XIII cognac, engraved with a map of the Americas, sold for $134,750 at a Wine Auction held Sept. 9-10 by Sotheby’s in New York City. Also, 10 bottles of 1985 Montrachet, Domaine de la Romanee-Conti made $46,550; 12 bottles of 1985 Clos de la Roche, Cuvee Vielles Vignes, went for $42,875; a 12-bottle assortment of 1999 Domaine de la Romanee-Conti fetched $42,875; and three bottles of 2003 Romanee Conti, Domaine de la Romanee-Conti hammered for $31,850. Prices include a 22.5 percent buyer’s premium.

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: Louis XIII decanter, $134,750, Sotheby’s