In December 2016, Aguttes revolutionized the world market for the sale of large fossils by obtaining a record result of more than one million euros auctioning an Allosaurus skeleton. The auction house transformed the trial in December 2017, offering a complete Mammoth skeleton for 548,250 euros. The adventure continues in June 2018 when Aguttes is entrusted the auction of a specimen of carnivorous dinosaur, which will be reported in the international press, and which will be sold for €2,019,680 from the first floor of the Eiffel Tower, thus establishing a world coast on this market.
On the strength of these successes, in January 2019, Aguttes launched the creation of a dedicated department. Our expert Eric Mickeler, member of the European Chamber of Art Consultants, continues to popularize paleontology with the general public. For the past 15 years, he has been organizing natural history and curiosity cabinet sales in the largest auction houses, including Aguttes.
Along with this extraordinary speciality, our exhibitions and auctions are skilfully orchestrated to highlight the unique and historical nature of the species discovered. Publicised exhibition sites, the opportunity for scientists to study these specimens, the possibility for our customers to name species in accordance with scientific rules, these are the services offered by the department to assist you in the purchase or sale of dinosaurs by auction.
Interview of Professor Eric Mickeler
Aguttes Diplodocus at auction in Paris Thursday 13 June 2019
Time lapse, mounting “Skinny” dinosaur at Heathrow – Exhibition from April 3 to June 3, 2019
Results of AGUTTES’ sales of large fossils
Complete skeleton of Allosaurus dinosaur, USA.
Sold €1,128,000 on December 10, 2016 in Lyon to KLEBER ROSSILLON, which manages historic sites including the Caverne du Pont-d’Arc, restoring the treasures of the Grotte Chauvet, the Musée de Montmartre and the hanging gardens of Marqueyssac in Dordogne, where the dinosaur skeleton was displayed.
Rare complete skeleton of Mammoth, Mammuthus primigenius, Late Pleistocene, Siberia, Russia.
Sold for €548,250 on December 16, 2017 in Lyon to the Strasbourg-based company SOPREMA, a leader in waterproofing products.
Large skeleton of a new species of theropod, Kimmeridgian carnivorous dinosaur, UpperJurassic, Morrison Formation, Wyoming, USA.
Sold for €2,019,680 on June 4, 2018 in Paris on the 1st floor of the Eiffel Tower.
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