It looks like Mozart's hair is worth more than Beethoven's. (Tweet This)
A lock of Mozart's hair sold for 35,000 pounds ($53,400) on Thursday, while strands of Beethoven's hair went for 8,124 pounds ($12,400), Sotheby's auction house said. The buyers and sellers weren't identfied.
The lock of Mozart's hair was in a 19th century gilt locket that also contains a handwritten note explaining the provenance of the strands.
"Hair of W.A. Mozart. Part of a lock given me by Karl Anschutz he having received it from his mother to whom it was given by the great composer's widow. Given by me to Arthur Somervell, Jas Collet," the handwritten note says.