RESULTS: Important Jewels

The sale of Important Jewels realised £7,465,100/ $12,250,229/ €8,338,517 and was 92% sold by value.

London

Sold:

£7,465,100

$12,250,229

€8,338,517

Lots Sold:  211

Lots Offered: 284

Sold by Lot: 74%

Sold by £: 92%

Exchange Rate£:= $1.641/  €1.117

 

Lot

Description

 

Estimate (£)

 

Purchase Price

 

Buyer

286

The historic Rosebery pearl and diamond tiara,

circa 1878

1,000,000 - 1,500,000

£1,161,250

$1,905,611
€1,297,116

Anonymous

160

An exceptional Art Deco 'Tutti Frutti' bracelet,

by Cartier, circa 1928

WORLD RECORD PRICE FOR A ‘TUTTI FRUTTI’ BRACELET AT AUCTION

300,000 - 400,000

£1,150,050

$1,887,232
€1,284,606

Anonymous

285

The historic Rosebery pearl and diamond bracelet and brooch, circa 1878

300,000 - 400,000

£577,250

$947,267
€644,788

European Private

281

An Art Deco three-row pearl necklace, circa 1935

30,000 - 40,000

£295,250

$484,505
€329,794

UK Private

283

A pair of rare black pearl and diamond earclips, by Van Cleef & Arpels, 1950s

50,000 - 70,000

£265,250

$435,275
€296,284

European Trade

205

An antique diamond kokoshnik necklace, circa 1890

30,000 - 40,000

£205,250

$336,815
€229,264

European Trade

140

A circular-cut diamond ring of 5.09 carats, F colour, VS1 clarity, by Cartier

$55,000 per carat

100,000 - 140,000

£169,205

$277,665
€189,002

US Trade

231

An Art Deco single-row pearl necklace, circa 1925

20,000 - 30,000

£133,250

$218,663
€148,840

US Trade

279

An antique oval-shaped Fancy Intense Yellow diamond pendant of 11.64 carats, VS2 clarity,

circa 1890

60,000 - 80,000

£121,250

$198,971
€135,436

US Trade

268

A rectangular-shaped diamond ring of 5.32 carats,

D colour, VS1 clarity

$36,000 per carat

80,000 - 100,000

£115,250

$189,125
€128,734

UK Private

280

A pair of antique circular-cut diamond ear pendants of approximately 9 carats each, circa 1890

80,000 - 100,000

£115,250

$189,125
€128,734

European Private

 

Comment: Keith Penton, Head of London Jewellery Department

“This sale reconfirmed Christie’s long standing tradition of offering  the finest  aristocratic jewels, exemplified by the historic Rosebery pearl and diamond tiara, bracelet and brooch which realized a combined total of £1,738,500 ($2,705,000). The exceptional demand for natural pearls was also reflected by the Art Deco three- row pearl necklace and the two rare black pearl ear clips, by Van Cleef & Arpels, both of which far exceeded their pre-sale estimates. The strong 47 lot Cartier section totalled £2,011,375 ($3,130,000), led by a superb Art Deco Tutti Frutti bracelet that achieved  £1,150,000 ($1,887,000) setting a new world record for a Tutti Frutti bracelet at auction.”

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