PARIS.- The Jewelry department achieved great results today which confirmed the strong interest for fine jewels including those coming from Place Vendôme. The top lot of the sale was a poetic sapphire, diamond and ruby desk clock by Van Cleef & Arpels coming from Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis’ personal collection and which sold for €310,000, almost 8 times its presale estimate, after a bidding battle between 5 telephone bidders. Collectors are continuously eager to acquire creations signed by the prestigious names such as Cartier with a beautiful diamond ring sold for €175,000 and a rare Art Déco emerald and diamond bracelet from Chaumet which sold for €92,500. Further highlights included a sapphire and diamond ring by Verdura which sold for €274,000 and an emeralds and diamonds necklace by Van Cleef & Arpels sold to buyer on Christie’s Live for €81,250, doubling its presale estimate.
Lot 11. Important diamond ring, Cartier. Old-cut diamond of 14.37 carats and baguette-cut diamonds, platinum (950), size 54, gross weight: 7.31 g, signed Cartier London, no. 45582 and 41421407, in its case. Estimate EUR 120,000 - EUR 180,000. Price realised EUR 175,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2020.
GIA, 2016, report no. 2175818199: 14.37 carats, Y-Z color, VS2 clarity.
Lot 65. Rare Art Déco emerald and diamond bracelet, Chaumet. Cabochon emeralds, baguette-cut diamonds and circular-cut diamonds, platinum (950) and 18K gold (750), French marks, circa 1930, 16.8 x 1.8 cm, gross weight: 29.44 g, Chaumet maker's mark. Estimate EUR 50,000 - EUR 70,000. Price realised EUR 92,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2020.
SSEF, 2016, report no. 88465: Colombia, moderate oil.
Lot 233. Exquisite sapphire and diamond ring by Verdura. Rectangular cut-corned sapphire of 5.57 carats and rectangular cut-corned diamond of 5.53 carats, 18K gold (750), 2006, taille 52, gross weight: 26.24 g, signed Verdura. Estimate EUR 50,000 - EUR 70,000. Price realised EUR 92,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2020.
SSEF, 2020, report no. 113311: 13.25 x 8.90 x 4.65 mm, 5.57 carats, Kashmir, no indication of heating
Gübelin, 2020, report no. 20050217: 13.20 x 8.70 x 4.65 mm, 5.57 carats, Kashmir, no indication of heating
GIA, 2004, report 13185285: 12.98 x 8.38 x 5.46 mm, 5.53 carats, H color, VVS1 clarity
Certificate Verdura, 2008.
Lot 96. Emerald and diamond necklace, Van Cleef & Arpels. Circular-cut diamonds, marquise-cut diamonds and drop-shaped emerald, platinum (950) and 18K gold (750), French marks, transformable into a bracelet, central part removable, 37.8 cm, gross weight: 57.25 g, signed Van Cleef & Arpels nos. B4645, VCA 85395 et VCA 6268 CS. Estimate EUR 40,000 - EUR 60,000. Price realised EUR 81,250. © Christie's Images Ltd 2020.
SSEF, 2020, certificat no. 113531 : approximately 8.95 - 9.60 x 16.20 mm, Colombia, moderate oil.
Violaine d’Astorg and Mafalda Chenu, specialists of the sale: “We are thrilled with the great results achieved today. They prove that collectors are still eager to acquire beautiful pieces of jewelry such as the desk clock by Van Cleef & Arpels which sold €310,000 against a presale estimate of €40,000-80,000. This price proves once again the appetite of collectors for great provenance as this clock was coming from Jacky Kennedy’s personal collection! We were also pleased to see international buyers coming from 30 countries. Amongst all the sold lots, 39% were bought on the internet and 43% on the telephone. These statistics demonstrate Christie’s international’s reach and how our digital advancement is essential.”
Lot 51. Art Deco lacquer cigarette case, Paul Brandt. Black and beige lacquer, silver-gilt metal, circa 1925, 14.8 x 8.8 cm, gross weight: 171.26 g, signed Paul Brandt Paris, Paul Brandt maker's mark. Estimate EUR 15,000 - EUR 20,000. Price realised EUR 37,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2020.
Lot 91. Diamond "Deux Anneaux" ring, Suzanne Belperron. Old-cut cushion diamonds of 3.23 and 3.48 carats, platinum (950) and 18K gold (750), French marks, size 48, gross weight: 13.15 g. Belperron certificate, 2020, no. B60603102020. Estimate EUR 20,000 - EUR 30,000. Price realised EUR 106,250. © Christie's Images Ltd 2020.