Who is Christopher Forbes?
Christopher "Kip" Forbes is Vice Chairman of the Forbes Publishing company. He attended St. Mark's School in Southborough, Massachusetts, and Princeton University. His brother is the legendary Steve Forbes, who has made multiple runs for the U.S. presidency and written some in-depth political and economic narratives.
Always interested in art and collecting, he worked with his father Malcolm Forbes restoring the Château de Balleroy in Normandy, France, and Old Battersea House in London, England. Mr. Forbes has written numerous books and catalogues about art and collecting, including Fabergé: The Forbes Collection, co-authored with Robyn Tromeur, published by Hugh Lauter Levin.
On December 5, 1985, Kip Forbes paid the highest price ever recorded for a single bottle of wine. Hardy Rodenstock put one of the 'recently discovered' "Th. J." bottles up for auction at Christie's in London: a bottle of 1787 Château Lafite engraved "1787 Lafitte Th. J.". The bottles had been found in a walled-up old cellar, and were engraved with vintage years from the late 18th century.
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