Our upcoming Fine Jewels sale will be held in Paris on October 29 and will put the spotlight on the Buccellati House. Sotheby’s will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the house with an auction of 26 jewels and accessories, along with an outstanding exhibition of 17 pieces tracing the fascinating history of the celebrated Italian jeweller.
Among the most important pieces offered for sale is the Gran Mogol necklace from 1992, inspired by the splendour of the great Indian imperial dynasty. It is adorned with seven heart-shaped elements set with aquamarine (totalling 27.61 carats), surrounded by 602 rubies (totalling 14.56 carats). The Jacqueline parure, designed in 1988 and 1990, features a bold, chromatic combination alternating citrines (46.19 carats) and amethysts (45.64 carats). The drop-shaped pendant is composed of 10 leaves encircling a 35.66-carat citrine. The necklace is accompanied by a pair of earrings formed of two amethysts weighing a total of 16.76 carats.
This twofold event will be a superb opportunity for collectors who are captivated by the unique savoir-faire of these great Italian jewellery masters, a golden thread to follow as it weaves through the history of creations from this illustrious house.
The sale will also feature fine jewels from Van Cleef & Arpels, Boivin, Belperron, Cartier, Boucheron as well as Harry Winston.