The Masterpiece 2011 London Fair is ending today with some of the world’s most exquisite collectable pieces on show… and selling for immense sums. As of yet, the fair’s highest-fetching seller is John Carlton-Smith, who sold an incredible 13-inch high decorative mantel clock set in silver by Robert Ward London for over £200,000 ($322,410). According to Luxury Launches, the incredible piece features a “very fine gilt mount including the busts of George III and Queen Charlotte inlaid with jewels and standing on four silver elephants.”
Another of the fair’s big-ticket items is a Spitfire aircraft prototype, which is reportedly a symbol of the Battle of Britain victory, selling for an even higher price than the exquisite Robert Ward clock at £8 million ($13 million). Other gems of the fair include a 1930 Butchoff Antiques stand by Goldsmiths & Silversmiths Company of London for £175,000, a ceramic head by renowned Japanese ceramicist Takahiro Kondo set in a colorful precious metal-based surface glaze priced at £14,200, and a stunning Vacheron Constantin Metiers d’Art – Chagall et l’Opera de Paris chronograph which is finally going on sale this year to the delight of collectors. The rare piece comes from of a collection of 15 models to sell at a yet undisclosed price.