Two self-portraits from 1989 and 1990 by Zoran Musik – sold together for €100,000 (£90,910) at Sotheby's Paris. Photos: Sotheby’s/Art Digital Studio

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The three top prices in these sales, at €100,000 (£90,910) each, were achieved in three different auctions.

In the sale of Contemporary art, which ran from May 25-June 3, this sum was achieved for a lot containing two self-portraits by Zoran Musik (1909-2005). The oils on canvas, one measuring 4ft 9in x 3ft 9in (1.46 x 1.16m) signed and dated 89, and the other measuring 4ft 9in x 3ft 3in (1.46 x 1m) signed and dated 90, were acquired by the vendor direct from the artist’s studio.

In the jewellery auction from May 20-27, the top-seller was a signed Graff diamond necklace that had been guided at €110,000-140,000.


An 18th century gold and Japanese lacquer box – €100,000 (£90,910) in the Sotheby’s Paris online Style auction.

The third best-seller came in the Style auction held from May 28-June 4. This was an 18th century box with gold cagework mounts, by Jean Ducrollay, Paris, 1756-57, inset with Japanese lacquer panels that featured children at play to the cover and base and stylised waves and cranes to the sides. In this case the price was double mid estimate.