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De Balkany v. Christie Manson and Woods

De Balkany v. Christie Manson and Woods, Ltd., [1997] Q.B. 16 Tr. L. 163 (Eng.).


In 1987, Christie’s auction house in London sold a painting to Madame de Balkany as an Egon Schiele original. When a catalogue raisonné later questioned the authenticity of the painting, the buyer brought suit against Christie’s. The High Court in England found Christie’s liable under the terms of the sale contract because . . . .

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