Monet’s glasses sold for $50,000

Possessions from famous artist prove popular

A pair of spectacles that belonged to impressionist master Claude Monet fetched $51,457 at auction in Hong Kong – far more than their pre-sale estimate of between $1,000 and $1,500.

The spectacles were part of a collection of paintings, sketches and prints that sold for nearly $11 million at Christie’s in Hong Kong.

The spectacles were sold to an anonymous Asian buyer.