Aguttes

Aguttes are an auction house in France with their headquarters in the Paris suburb Neuilly-sur-Seine.

Set up in 1995 under the direction of Claude Aguttes, they have expanded their specialities and now conduct dedicated auctions in areas such as furniture, modern paintings and Asian art.

They also hold sales in Paris at the Hôtel Drouot as well elsewhere in France at Lyon Brotteaux and Deauville.


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Paris springs into Asian action with 10-days of auctions, exhibitions and events

06 May 2019

Further proof of the success of the dedicated dealer and auction house initiatives promoting Asian art and expertise in Western capitals comes next month in Paris.

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Delacroix’s London sketchbooks to go on display at the Louvre after auction

11 April 2019

Sketchbooks owned by Eugène Delacroix (1798-1863) featuring views of London have been bought by the Louvre Museum for €314,000 (£268,375).

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We’re back: Skeleton of rediscovered dinosaur species exhibited in Heathrow Airport before going up for auction in France

08 April 2019

A 155m-year-old one-of-a-kind diplodocus skeleton has been moved from the shale beds of Wyoming to Heathrow Terminal Five, a stopover on its way to auction in France.

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Auctions in Drawings Week

18 March 2019

The independent salerooms and those operating from the Drouot auction centre in Paris provide an important part of the city's Drawings Week.

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'Gilets jaunes' rioting in Paris caused mayhem but auction results remain solid this autumn

05 December 2018

With the Paris 'Temps Forts' high season now under way in the salerooms as riots rage in the streets, the temporary closure of some businesses did not put off bidders and buyers in the French capital.

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International previews: Potential stars of Paris' Asian art series including a Vietnamese silk robe at Aguttes

03 December 2018

December is one of two key periods in the French calendar when the auction houses concentrate their sales of Asian art. Pictured here is a selection of highlights and unusual pieces coming up for sale this month in the Paris rooms.

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French museums swoop on books, letters and manuscripts at the mammoth auction series of the Aristophil collection

25 June 2018

French institutions exercised their right of pre-emption on a number of occasions as the gargantuan disposal of the Aristophil collections of historic manuscripts began last week.

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Skeleton of new species of dinosaur brings 30-minute bidding battle

09 June 2018

Three bidders – one French, one Japanese and one Swedish – did battle for half an hour in the chase to acquire the skeleton of a new species of carnivorous dinosaur at a Paris auction this month.

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French rooms to team up for Aristophil sales

14 May 2018

Three extra French auctioneers are to assist in the mammoth disposal of the Aristophil collections of historic manuscripts.

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Rare Michelin guide leads to five figures

14 May 2018

The first Guide Michelin was published in 1900 and no fewer than 35,000 copies were printed for the World Fair in Paris, where it was was distributed free of charge to motorists.

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Buy a dinosaur skeleton and name a new species after yourself

06 April 2018

The sale of a skeleton of a newly discovered species of carnivorous dinosaur to be sold by Aguttes auction house in Paris this June offers the opportunity to name it after the buyer.

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Chinese artist Sanyu tops Paris auction at €6.9m

04 January 2018

The latest sale of Asian paintings held by Aguttes in Paris was led by a c.1930 work by the Chinese artist Sanyu (1901-66).

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Aristophil trophy lots declared ‘national treasures’

02 January 2018

The Marquis de Sade’s manuscript, '120 Days of Sodom', and André Breton’s 'Surrealist Manifestos' have been declared national treasures by the French government and were withdrawn from a planned auction.

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Mammoth skeleton bid to €430,000 at auction in France

22 December 2017

A rare complete mammoth skeleton from Siberia dating from the late Pleistocene era sold for a hammer price of €430,000 (£380,530) in a sale held by Aguttes in Lyons.

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French government declares the Marquis de Sade’s manuscript, 120 Days of Sodom, a national treasure

19 December 2017

The Marquis de Sade’s manuscript, 120 Days of Sodom, and André Breton’s Surrealist Manifestos have been declared national treasure by the French government and have been withdrawn from a planned auction tomorrow.

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December date for first Aristophil manuscript sale

20 November 2017

After a two-year wait, lots from the defunct manuscript investment scheme Aristophil will be resold at the Drouot in Paris next month.

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Multi-million-pound collection of manuscripts from the scandal-hit Aristophil to be auctioned in Paris

16 November 2017

A huge collection of manuscripts from investment scheme Aristophil will finally be resold in Paris after a two-year wait.

Painting probe leads to two-month sale ban for Aguttes

30 July 2012

Parisian auctioneer Claude Aguttes has been banned from holding sales for two months following an investigation into the sale of a Russian painting at the Hôtel Drouot in October 2007.

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£2.5m bust heads a rare feast of sculpture in Paris

20 July 2012

This summer’s ‘Temps Fort’ sales in the French capital have thrown up an usually strong contingent of sculpture.

Aguttes to oversee Drouot operations

27 September 2011

CLAUDE Aguttes, the dynamic auctioneer with salerooms at Neuilly and Lyons, has been named president of a new conseil de surveillance or supervisory board to oversee the running of the Hôtel Drouot.

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