At Christie’s, we recognize that collectors are often looking for a specific handbag, or are seeking to buy or sell a handbag outside of the auction season. Christie’s Private Sales is a tailored and bespoke process through which our dedicated team of handbag specialists work one-on-one with you to either source or sell timepieces in the strictest confidence, utilizing our global network of collectors relationships.
This holiday season, we have the distinct honour of offering the most valuable handbag in the world to our clients and collectors. The extraordinary design of the Mouawad 1001 Nights Diamond Purse was inspired by the epic tale of mystery and romance. A combined 8,800 hours of craftsmanship by ten highly skilled artisans were required to place 4,517 diamonds onto the 18-carat white and yellow gold frame, with a total weight of 381.92 carats. A 5.04 carat F color, VS1 clarity diamond is placed at the centre of the heart-shaped clutch, with a firework of 7.89 carats of fancy vivid pink and 7.66 carats of fancy vivid yellow diamonds surrounding it, and white baguette and round diamonds fastidiously placed in a pavé style. No detail is overlooked on this spectacular piece, as even the display box is a work of art.
Christie’s Handbags Private Sales specialists are available for appointments and hold private selling exhibitions worldwide. We invite you to contact us for confidential discussions should you wish to purchase or sell works through the Handbags Private Sales team.
About the lot
Explore the exquisite details of the handbag that took a combined 8,800 hours of craftsmanship to place it’s 4,517 diamonds
Christie’s Handbags Private Sales team proudly presents the most valuable handbag in the world to our clients and collectors
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