• Jewels and Watches:  The Dubai auction at Christies

    Sale 7803

    Jewels and Watches: The Dubai sale

    28 October 2009, Dubai

  • Lot 117

    A MOONSTONE AND DIAMOND BANGLE, BY ANNA HU

    Price Realised  

    A MOONSTONE AND DIAMOND BANGLE, BY ANNA HU
    'Moonlight'
    The rigid hinged bangle set with oval-shaped moonstones to the pavé-set diamond surround, in maker's red leather case, with original design sketch, inner circumference 19.5 cm
    Signed Anna Hu


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    Post Lot Text

    This romantic bangle is a tribute to Hu's memory of the long hours she spent as a child practicing her favorite piano sonata: the Moonlight Sonata, Beethoven's Piano Sonata No. 14 in C - Sharp minor "Quasi una fantasia". Anna picked these large cabochon moonstones to capture the serenity of the moonlight shining over Lake Lucerne. The sparkles of the surrounding diamonds is a reflection of Beethoven's pure love for his pupil; seventeen year old countess Giulietta Guicciardi.