The bottles of champagne, believed to be the world’s oldest, cost the restaurateur altogether 54,000 euros.
Divers found 145 still-intact bottles of champagne in the shipwreck last summer, and the provincial government of Åland auctioned off two of them at the beginning of June.
The identity of the new owner of the rare bottles had been a mystery. It was only known that the highest bidder hailed from Singapore and beat the legendary American collector Robert Rosania. The newspaper Ålandstidningen reported details about the fate of the auctioned bottles on its webpage.