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Sotheby’s Launches New Paris Auction

Inaugural sale will feature signed pieces from late 19th and 20th centuries.
Sep 13, 2018 5:16 AM   By Rapaport News
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RAPAPORT... Sotheby’s will launch a new sale in October, exclusively highlighting jewelry and watches from Parisian designers. 

The inaugural Joaillerie Paris sale will feature 19th- and 20th-century pieces from well-known French jewelry houses including Boucheron, Cartier, Van Cleef & Arpels and Pierre Sterlé. Sotheby’s will also auction Art Deco jewels from the collection of dancer and fashion icon Zizi Jeanmaire, as well as an evening bag actor Alain Delon gave to actress and director Mireille Darc.

Other notable pieces include a pear-shaped, 5.17-carat diamond ring, signed by Cartier, estimated at EUR 250,000 to EUR 350,0000 ($290,640 to $406,900), and a 12.84-carat, deep-blue Kashmir sapphire ring by Chaumet, with a presale estimate of EUR 100,000 to EUR 200,000 ($116,260 to $232,510). A 1960 Pierre Sterlé brooch featuring diamonds, sapphires and semiprecious stones, valued at EUR 30,000 to EUR 45,000 ($34,880 to $52,315), will also go under the hammer.

The Joaillerie Paris auction will take place on October 11.

Image: Gem-set and diamond Brooch by Pierre Sterlé. Credit: Sotheby's
Tags: Alain Delon, boucheron, Cartier, Chaumet, Joaillerie Paris, Mireille Darc, Paris Auction, Pierre Sterlé, Rapaport News, Sotheby’s, Van Cleef & Arpels, Zizi Jeanmaire
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