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5 of the best auction lots to bid for this month

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Eight panels from The Birth of Aphrodite mural from the grand salon on the S.S. Normandie

Image courtesy of Sotheby's

For many superyacht owners, the choice to build a custom yacht is appealing because of the opportunities it opens up to create something unique and personal. Thanks to luxury auction houses around the globe, the option to fill your yacht (or home) with equally unique objects has never been easier. From fine art to supercars and contemporary jewellery to classic black tie watches, click through to see our pick of the lots to watch this month.

Eight panels from The Birth of Aphrodite mural from the grand salon on the S.S. Normandie

Combine your love for fine art with your passion for boats with this utterly unique lot from Sotheby’s Important Design sale. Originally designed for the 9.75 metre high walls of the grand salon on board the magnificent 1930s transatlantic ocean liner S.S. Normandie, these panels form part of one of four works by Jean-Theodore Dupas for the boat, which all meld maritime classic mythology with maritime history. When the boat was retired the panels were bought by B.C. Forbes as a wedding gift for his son Robert and installed in the Toy Boat Galleries exhibition at 60 Fifth Avenue, New York where they have remained until now.

Eight panels from The Birth of Aphrodite mural from the grand salon on the S.S. Normandie

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Sotheby’s: Important Design, June 6, 2017, New York

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