Jeddi v Sotheby's and others

Contract – Agency. The Commercial Court ruled, in favour of the claimant collector, that the second defendant had no proprietary interest in, nor right to possession of, a rock crystal jar, currently in the possession of the first defendant, Sotheby's. The court held that the agency created by an agreement between the claimant and the second defendant had been revoked. It ruled that the purpose of the bailment of the jar to the second defendant had been to enable him to sell the jar and that, once that authority had been terminated, the purpose of the bailment had come to an end, along with the second defendant's right to possession of the jar. Accordingly, the court held that the claimant had an immediate right to possession of the jar.

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