Lot 667

Lot 665, a papier mâché musical box in the shape of a barrel organ. Attached the figure of a monkey in Persian robes playing the cymbals. This item still in working order, shown here… Sold! For 30 francs to the Vicomte de Chagny, thank you Sir.” 

“OK then, Lot 667 Ladies and Gentlemen a fine linen toga edged with purple and gold metallic thread and worn by Gaius Julius Caesar on that fateful day, the Ides of March 44BCE. Made out of the finest spun linen of the period, the toga, a size 40 short, still bears faded wine stains produced during a celebration (perhaps several), lipstick smudges along the collar, and more critically, significant areas of dried blood here, here and here.  The several rips here, here, here and here are evidence of where the knives of the assassins penetrated the garment and inflicted mortal damage to the surprised Caesar. The toga was discovered, perfectly preserved, in the property room of the Globe Theatre. May I have an opening bid of 1000 francs?”

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