For anyone, interested in such things, buyers at Hong Kong auctions in November established the relative value of a bottle of 2005 Domaine de la Romanée-Conti. In fact, at around $18,250 or so, it’s worth just over a third of the cost of a Damien Hirst-decorated Fender Stratocaster or a fifty-third of that of a 1930 Leica.
Damien Hirst Fender Stratocaster sold for HK$480,000 ($62,000) on Nov. 25
at Ravenel International Art Group Hong Kong auction
1930 Leica Luxus I 50mm camera with faux lizard skin body covering.
sold at Bonhams auction in Hong Kong for HK$7.5m ($967,750)
12 bottles Domaine de la Romanee-Conti 2005
sold for HK$1.7m ($219,353) at Christies, Hong Kong