Treasures for body and mind

11 July, 2011


Another brush with surrealism...This is Sale 6990, Lot 52, from the 20 July 2011 auction to be held at by Christie's in London, South Kensington.
A diamond ring and a pencil

Lot Description
A diamond ring and a pencil
Of odeonesque form, with central concealed-set princess-cut diamond domed section within pavé diamond border, accompanied by a pencil finger size N
Saleroom Notice
Please note that this lot is accompanied by a pencil.
What in the world...?  Was this some bizarre requirement in a will?  An irritated intern's prank?  Does Christie's pass messages for clandestine organizations?  And why is there no information about the pencil?  Is it a #2 Ticonderoga or does it have My Little Ponies on it?  I'd feel cheated if it was a nub with no eraser or was chewed to bits.  
Seriously, if there is an explanation for this buffoonery, please come on line and let me know what gives!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Jay Leno would have something humorous to say about very odd... Mona