Sotheby’s – Fine Jewels – London

June 28th, 2011 by

The Summer sale of Fine Jewels to be held in London on 13th July 2011 features a wide variety of contemporary and period jewels.

Among the highlights are an impressive opal and diamond corsage ornament Formerly in the collection of Doña Maria Cristina of Bourbon, Princess of the Two Sicilies (Widow of King Ferdinand VII of Spain) Queen Regent of Spain, dating from the Mid 19th Century.

Also to be noted are: an elegant platinum and diamond tiara, The property of a Ducal House, dating from the 1920s in a delicate palmette and floral design and an Art Nouveau anemone brooch by René Lalique formed of moulded glass and decorated with plique-à-jour enamel.

The sale also includes several examples of cigarette and vanity cases from the early 20th Century and later by Cartier and Van Cleef and Arpels as well as a collection of original hand-coloured jewellery designs by Bulgari from 1970s.

Other famous ‘maisons’ featured in the sale are Boucheron, Repossi and Tiffany & Co. and estimates range from £3,000 – £50,000.  Anyone with an interest in jewellery will find something desirable in this sale.