LOUIS XIII Fetches Record Price of US$ 558,000 for Three LOUIS XIII L’ODYSSÉE D’UN ROI Limited Editions Auctioned by Sotheby’s. All profits from these LOUIS XIII decanters designed by Hermès, Puiforcat and Saint- Louis, will benefit The Film Foundation founded by Martin Scorsese.
LOUIS XIII cognac, a blend of up to 1,200 eaux-de-vie, the youngest of which is at least 40 years old, joined with three of the most prestigious French luxury houses – Hermès, Puiforcat and Saint-Louis – to create three unique decanters. To crown their rarity, the LOUIS XIII cognac they house is a tailor-made coupe enriched with a selection of one of the oldest Grande Champagne eaux-de-vie, set aside over the decades by the Cellar Masters.
These objets-d’art have toured the globe, exhibiting their history and savoir-faire at Hermès boutiques, prestige museums and select venues in cultural capitals: Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong, New York, Singapore, Paris and London… For one year, LOUIS XIII shared its ode to adventure with the world.
To close this tour, each decanter has been auctioned by Sotheby’s. In New York, the Americas edition topped the record for sale of a LOUIS XIII decanter; in Hong Kong in October, the Asia decanter surpassed that total; and at the final sale in London on November 16, the Europe decanter fetched US$ 235,000, bringing the full total to US$ 558,000. The proceeds will benefit The Film Foundation, created by Martin Scorsese in 1990 to restore and preserve cinematic heritage. As part of this unique partnership between Louis XIII and The Film Foundation, several short films were produced, directed by Kent Jones and featuring Scorsese, Wes Anderson, and Ang Lee, who serve on the board of the foundation.