On 18th April,Spink raised
a total of 29,080 million yen in collaboration with the
Amoreau family of Château le Puy, during a charity dinner and wine
These proceeds will be generously
donated to charities, personally selected by Valérie Amoreau (14th
generation co-owner of Château le Puy), to support victims in the
Tohoku region affected by the 2011 Fukushima earthquake.
Spink Chairman and CEO,
Olivier Stocker, commented that "The Tohuku disaster reminded
all of us how capricious our planet could be and that in fact it
was a trauma for mankind that took place in Japan during 3.11"
Mr Jean Pierre Amoreau,
Founder of Château le Puy commented, "I am delighted
that Spink brought its auctioneering expertise to raise funds for
this charitable cause. This time, to bring smiles to the children
who have often lost both parents in the tragedy, through supporting
volunteers who work relentlessly to rebuild those lives."
Held at the Residence of the Tokyo
French Ambassador, the prestigious event was attended by 120
distinguished guests. This included; Her Imperial Highness The
Princess Takamado and Tadashi Agi, authors of The New York Times'
best-selling Japanese Manga series "Drops of God".
Guests were provided with a
sumptuous 3 Michelin-starred 7 course dinner, paired with the
finest vintages of Château le Puy, including the famed Château le
Puy Emilien 1959. Guests were invited to bid on 21 exclusive
lots in an auction. These included Château le Puy vintages from the
personal cellars of the Amoreau Family and a limited edition
Royal Oak Offshore "Ginza 7" watch, donated by Audemars Piguet.
Spink Specialist, Guillaume
Willk-Fabia commented "Expectations have been exceeded. The total
of 29 million yen, a white glove sale, has been raised entirely for
the benefit of the Tohoku victims.
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