Paris – The Jewellery department is pleased with the solid results achieved today, despite today’s national strike.
Collectors are continuously eager to acquire rare stones of prestigious provenances, especially couloured diamonds such as an Orangy-Pink diamond-ring which had been acquired for €646,000 against a presale estimate of €70,000-80,000 and a fancy light pink diamond-ring by de Beers realised €310,000, more than six times its low estimate of €50,000. Further highlights included a rectangular cut-corned diamond ring of 11.16 carats which attracted many collectors before being sold for €490,000 against a presale estimate of €200,000-300,000, and a beautiful antique brooch set with a Colombian emerald of 15 carats which was sold ten times its low estimate at €212,500.
Lot 43. Old-cut Fancy Orangy Pink diamond of 6.32 carats, diamond platinum (950), gross weight: 6.84 g. Estimate : €70,000-80,000. Sold : €646,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019.
GIA, 2019, report no. 2205642131: 6.87 carats, Fancy Orangy Pink natural and even colour, VS2 clarity, type IIA.
Lot 182. Marquise-cut Fancy Light Pink diamond of 3.01 carats, 18K gold (750), size 51, gross weight: 5.80 g, signed De Beers, no. DB0051. Estimate : €50,000 - EUR 75,000. Sold : €310,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019.
GIA, 2019, report no. 2205214270: 3.01 carats, Fancy Light Pink colour, VVS1 clarity.
Lot 266. Rectangular cut-corned diamond of 11.16 carats and baguette-cut diamonds, 18K gold (750), French mark, size 51, gross weight: 6.50 g. Estimate : €200,000 - EUR 300,000. Sold : €490,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019.
GIA, 2019, report no. 5115028: 11.16 carats, E colour, VVS1 clarity, type IIA.
Lot 15. Belle Époque emerald and diamond brooch. Rectangular-cut emerald of 15.55 carats, old-cut diamonds and single cut-diamonds, platinum (850) and 18K gold (750), circa 1900, 6.2 cm, gross weight: 22.0 g. Estimate : €20,000 - EUR 30,000. Sold : €212,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019.
SSEF, 2019, report no. 110366 : Colombia, minor oil.
The cover lot was a very rare bracelet created by Cartier in the 1940’s composed of three rows of ribbed, coral balls, with the center row set with close-set diamonds which was sold for €442,000 more than doubling its high estimate of €200,000.
Lot 265. Art Deco coral, enamel and diamond bracelet, Cartier. Estimate : €150,000 - EUR 200,000. Sold : €442,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019.
Cabochon coral, black enamel and circular-cut diamonds, platinum (950) and 18K gold (750), circa 1940, French marks, 17 x 2.4 cm, maker's mark, signed Cartier Paris, no. 04137, fitted case.
The results still confirm the interest of collectors for historical pieces, such as for two poetic creations by René Lalique, a delicate necklace comprised of aquamarine, enamel and diamonds, which was sold for €72,500, and a magnificent pocket watch which realised €93,500, four times its low estimate.
Lot 39. Art Nouveau aquamarine, enamel and diamond pendant, Lalique. Estimate : €30,000 - EUR 40,000. Sold : €72,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019.
Corned-cut rectangular aquamarine, window enamel, 'paillonné' enamel, old-cut diamonds and rose-cut diamonds, 18K gold (750), 1900s, pendant 8.6 x 5.3 cm, chain 51 cm, gross weight: 25.52 g, signed Lalique.
Lot 40. Art Nouveau enamel pocket watch and chain, Lalique. Estimate : €30,000 - EUR 40,000. Sold : €72,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019.
Coloured enamel, 18K gold (750), circa 1900, mechanical movement, diameter 3.3 cm, chain 80.5 cm, gross weight: 98.94 g, case signed Lalique.
The prestigious names of the jewellery world continue to attract international collectors, such as a gold and silver Monete sautoir by Bulgari which triggered a bidding battle between several collectors before being sold €62,500 against a presale estimate of €8,000-12,000.
Lot 179. Gold and silver 'Monete' sautoir, Bulgari. Estimate : €8,000 - EUR 12,000. Sold : €62,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019.
Eight coins, 18K gold (750), circa 1970, 104.0 cm, gross weight: 306.19 g, signed Bulgari.