Kamidian v Holt (on Behalf of Certain Underwriters at Lloyd’s) and others: ComC 27 Jun 2008

The claimant claimed to have bought what he believed to be a genuine Faberge Egg Clock, but which his insurers said was a copy. It was loaned to an exhibition, and insured, and damaged twice. The parties disagreed as to the disappreciation value, and the shipper’s insurers denied that the claimant was the owner.
Held: The claimant had brought insufficient evidence of his ownership to found a claim against the underwriters, and the evidence was that the clock was not an original Faberge clock, and there was no generally accepted view that it was an original, and the owner’s view of it was irrelevant.


Tomlinson J


[2008] EWHC 1483 (Comm)




England and Wales


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Updated: 01 April 2022; Ref: scu.270463