Event Date7 June 10:00 AM EDT | Live auction 22479

The Magnificent Jewels of Anne Eisenhower

The Magnificent Jewels of Anne Eisenhower

Sale Overview

Christie’s is honored to present The Magnificent Jewels of Anne Eisenhower. Ms. Eisenhower was a collector, philanthropist, an icon of sophistication and refinement, and member of one of the most pre-eminent American families. She was known for her classic aesthetic, designing interiors with whimsical touches that reflected her inner self: impeccably stylish and thoroughly charming, true to her values and creativity.

This stunning assemblage of jewelry from the most important houses demonstrates Ms. Eisenhower’s sophistication and appreciation for both the allure and art of jewelry design. 

The live auction will take place on 7 June, with additional jewels offered from Ms. Eisenhower’s collection to be featured in Christie’s Jewels Online open for bidding from 30 May to 8 June.

Tour information
Los Angeles: 23 March, 2023
Shanghai: 8 – 9 April, 2023
Paris: 20 – 25 April, 2023
Taipei: 22 – 23 April, 2023
Geneva: 14 – 17 May, 2023
Hong Kong: 24 – 27 May, 2023
New York: 2 – 6 June, 2023

Auction times
07 Jun 10:00 AM (EDT)

Our specialist’s selection

Brought to you by

Daphne Lingon

Daphne Lingon

Head of Jewellery Department, Americas | Jewellery

Daphne Lingon began her jewelry career at Christie’s East in 1993 and in 2017, Ms. Lingon was named head of the jewelry department at Christie’s Americas. Her department in New York hosts three Magnificent Jewels sales and five Jewels Online sales a year.

Ms. Lingon’s sale highlights include jewelry belonging to Ellen Barkin, the Blair Family Collection, Doris Duke, Noreen Stonor Drexel, Margaret Adderley Kelly, Peggy and David Rockefeller and the Rothschild Family, amongst others. In 2011, she was instrumental in the sale of jewelry from The Collection of Elizabeth Taylor, which sold for a world-record price of $144.1m, the highest total ever achieved for a single owner collection of jewelry. In June 2019, the Maharajas & Mughal Magnificence sale realized $109.3 million, the highest total for any auction of Indian Art and Mughal Jeweled Objects. In December 2019, Ms. Lingon assisted the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts with the sale of two significant pieces to benefit future acquisitions. Formerly from the collection of Mrs. Jessie Ball Dupont, the “Dupont Emerald” sold for $1.64 million and “Dupont Ruby” realized $8.96 million.

Widely interviewed about the international jewelry market, Ms. Lingon has appeared in numerous publications such as Elle Décor, W Magazine, The Financial Times, Town & Country and The New York Times, as well as on national and regional television programs including CBS Sunday Morning and panel discussions hosted by Stellene Volandes for The 92nd Street Y. She is a frequent lecturer and has appeared at the Bruce Museum, Carnegie Museum of Art, The Georgia Historical Society, GIA Alumni Association, Museum of the City of New York, New York School of Interior Design and Winterthur.

A native of Ann Arbor, MI, Ms. Lingon graduated cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Denison University with a B.A. in History and Asian Studies and earned a Graduate Gemology (G.G.) certificate from the Gemological Institute of America.

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