C abinets of curiosities were curations of extraordinary objects from a variety of categories that ranged from gems to antiquities, with some of the earliest examples dating back to the 16th century. These collections became the foundations of modern museums we know and love. Continuing this timeless tradition of seeking out fine and unique objects of art, Sotheby’s is pleased to present Jewels of Curiosity: Ode to Nature. This sale offers exquisite jewels inspired by the natural world from established brands and contemporary designers. Discover intricate treasures for discerning collectors with a passion for the avant-garde.
- Michael Youssoufian | 'Les Abeilles' Pair of Gem Set and Diamond Brooches | 'Les Abeilles' 寶石 配 鑽石別針一對
Estimate 60,000 - 100,000 HKD
Michael Youssoufian is a fifth generation jeweller based in Hong Kong. Having brought up from Alexandria, London and Geneva, Youssoufian draws inspirations from various cultures around the world. Joseph Youssoufian, who was the mentor of the family, was appointed jewelers to the Royal Court of Egypt during the 1920s in Alexandria. His timeless passion for creating artistic jewellery continues with his inspirations from the east. The 'Les Abeilles' pair of brooches pays a beautiful homage to nature, with the twin bees embellished in sapphires and yellow sapphires.
Michael Youssoufian是一位總部設立在香港的珠寶商，至今已傳至第五代。在亞歷山大港、倫敦和日內瓦成長的Youssoufian從世界各地的不同文化中汲取靈感並將其充分運用到作品中。Joseph Youssoufian是該家族的精神導師，上個世紀20年代在亞歷山大港被任命為埃及皇家珠寶商。Joseph對珠寶創作有著高漲而持續的熱情，這份熱情與他來自東方的靈感相得益彰，製作了一系列絕妙精美的珠寶。這對“Les Abeilles”別針用藍寶石和黃色藍寶石巧妙鑲嵌描繪了一堆雙胞胎蜜蜂，充分反映了設計師對自然天成的美麗致敬。
- Wallace Chan | 'Lovers' Gem Set and Diamond Ring | 陳世英 | 'Lovers' 寶石 配 鑽石 戒指
Estimate 110,000 - 180,000 HKD
A master of Eastern sculpture and Western art of gemstones, Wallace Chan was raised in Hong Kong. Channeling his Chinese heritage and unique perspective in spirituality, his collections set a new bar for innovation in the world of design. Through eight years of research, Chan has pioneered the use of titanium in jewellery-making. This beatutiful ring, titled ‘Lovers’, is based on the Chinese legend of Butterfly Lovers.
- JAR | 'Carnaval a Venise' Pair of Titanium and Glass Ear Clips| JAR | 'Carnaval a Venise' 鈦金屬 配 玻璃 耳環一對
Estimate 24,000 - 40,000 HKD
Joel Arthur Rosenthal is a celebrated jeweller born in New York City for his innovative contemporary jewels. Often quoted as ‘the Faberge of our time’ and frequently inspired by nature, each artistic creation is highly sought after; less than a hundred jewels are introduced each year. His shop was established on Place Vendôme in 1977 with no signs or windows, with only his initials. Such secrecy has resulted in a voracious cult following, with collectors taking note when JAR signed pieces are sold at auction.
喬爾·亞瑟·羅森塔爾（Joel Arthur Rosenthal，簡稱JAR）是紐約一位著名的珠寶设计师，因其創新的當代珠寶而聞名於世。大眾常稱他為「當代法貝熱」，他常以大自然為靈感進行設計創作。羅森塔爾追求精益求精，每年僅向一些高端客戶推出限量少於一百件珠寶作品。JAR的珠寶工作室於1977年在旺多姆廣場（Place Vendôme）成立，沒有任何標誌或櫥窗展示，僅有其名字縮寫。如此神秘的品牌風格引發了名門貴族對其作品的瘋狂追捧。當JAR的珠寶作品出現於拍賣會時，藏家們更是紛至遝來，競相出價。
- Mr. Lieou | 'Tentacle' Pearl and Diamond Cuff | Mr. Lieou | 'Tentacle' 珍珠 配 鑽石 手鐲
Estimate 90,000 - 160,000 HKD
Mr. Lieou embodies an aesthetic distilled from organic forms accentuated with sinuous graphic lines, evoking a sophisticated moody romantic world. There is a poetry to the dueling paradoxes in Mr. Lieou’s aesthetic that creates a natural symbiosis between minimalism and maximalism, strength and fragility, masculine and feminine. The Tentacle cuff is designed as a single tentacle grasping a pearl close towards itself, protecting it from harm.
珠寶設計新秀Nicholas Lieou（劉孝鵬）畢業於倫敦皇家藝術學院，層為一眾奢侈品牌包括Louis Vuitton，Georg Jensen 以及 Shanghai Tang 設計作品。2015年劉孝鵬作為設計師加入了高級珠寶品牌蒂凡尼，供職四年後於2019年離開蒂凡尼並創立了其同名珠寶品牌。劉孝鵬的設計以自然有機形態為主，通過充分運用曲線來解構和重塑一個複雜而感性的浪漫世界。他的作品如詩如歌，在極簡與繁雜、強韌與脆弱以及男性與女性的天然二元對立中尋求平衡與共生。“觸角”手鐲則是模仿觸角包住一顆珍珠，仿佛為了保護它不受外界傷害。
- Kavant & Sharart | 'Talay Double Magnificence' Pair of Ruby and Diamond Earrings | Kavant & Sharart | 'Talay Double Magnificence' 紅寶石 配 鑽石 吊耳環一對
Estimate 180,000 - 240,000 HKD
Established in the old town of Bangkok by the award-winning couple Nuttapon yongkiettakul and Shar-linn Liew, Kavant & Sharart is a fine jewelry brand tailored to meet the discerning needs of the style sophisticate. Taking inspiration from the approaching waves, the undulating curves as seen in this pair of earrings is fully magnified by a wave of invisibly set rubies, further accentuated by a trim of round briliant cut diamonds. The Talay Double Magnificance's curves are bold and dramatic, made for the modern and discerning women.
Kavant & Sharart 由 Kenny Yongkiettakul（肯尼•永基塔庫爾）和 Shar-linn Liew（劉莎玲）這對屢獲殊榮的夫妻檔設計師創辦，從曼谷老城區的一家獨立珠寶店逐漸成長為高級珠寶界一枚熠熠生輝的新星，其前衛創新的設計在名流圈內備受好評。Talay Double Magnificance's curves這對耳環設計風格靈感來自於大自然和海洋，隱秘的紅寶石鑲嵌搭配鑽石絕妙的呈現出波浪的迷人弧度，大膽且浪漫，是為現代獨立女性量身定制。
- Young by Dilys' | 'Celestial Eye', Pearl and Diamond Pendant / Brooch | Young by Dilys' | 'Celestial Eye' 珍珠 配 鑽石 吊墜 / 別針
Estimate: 50,000 - 80,000 HKD
Young by Dilys' is a contemporary jewellery brand established in 2014, focusing on the concept of jewellery as protective amulets from antiquity. The Celestial Eye Brooch is inspired by the evil eye symbol, using the natural patterns of the natural saltwater pearl as a metaphor for the iris of an eye.
Young by Dilys’是一件成立於2014年的當代珠寶品牌，以珠寶作為護身符這一古老傳統為設計概念。這枚“天眼”胸針的靈感來源於邪惡之眼，巧妙的運用天然海水珍珠自帶的圖案隱喻虹膜。
- VAK | 'The Vine' Ruby and Diamond Necklace / Bracelet | VAK | 'The Vine' 紅寶石 配 鑽石 項鏈 / 手鏈
Estimate 200,000 - 280,000 HKD
A believer in slow luxury, Vishal Kothari is a third-generation creator of high artisanal handcrafted jewellery, with rare gemstones handpicked by him. Each jewel is one of a kind, created by artisans in his atelier in Mumbai. He has been featured in jewellery publications across the world including Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Solitaire. This necklace in inspired by a beautiful vine on a spring morning. “The vine to me stands for growth and an incredible life force. The most beautiful symbol of nature, of divinity, life, faith and abundance,” says Vishal Kothari.
Vishal kothari信奉‘慢奢華’，是家族手工珠寶品牌的第三代，由他經手的珍稀寶石不計其數。品牌的每一件珠寶都是獨一無二，由他在孟買工作室的工匠們製作。Kothari的作品層在一系列世界級的珠寶雜誌上發表，包括 Vogue，Harper’s Bazaar以及Solitaire。項鏈的靈感則來自初春清晨的一株美麗藤蔓。“對我來說，葡萄樹代表著成長和不可思議的生命力。它是自然、神、生命和信仰最美好的象徵”Vishal Kothari這樣描述。
Estimate 1,000,000 - 1,500,000 HKD
Part of the Montra Extraordinaire La Rose collection and limited to 3 pieces only, the present bangle watch exemplifies a simple flower with all its delicacy and beauty. With its delicately interwoven petals and fine curved leaf veins, every detail of the ‘Queen of Flowers’ has been reproduced as faithfully as possible. The dial is concealed under lifelike motion of layered petals frosted with sapphires of different shades. This extraordinary timepiece is powered with caliber 846 mechanical movement hidden at the heart of this floral creation.
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- Cesare De Vecchi | Jadeite, Rock Crystal and Diamond Brooch | Cesare De Vecchi | 天然翡翠 配 白水晶 及 鑽石 別針
Estimate 70,000 - 100,000 HKD
Cesare de Vecchi is an Italian goldsmith and jeweller that has created unique pieces of jewellery for more than fifty years. The De Vecchi workshop was first established in 1945 by Giuseppe De Vecchi, and has been creating stylish jewels with an emphasis on avant-garde brooches of Déco and Art Nouveau style.
意大利珠寶商Cesare de Vecchi製作的珠寶風格獨特，自開創至今已逾五十餘年。De Vecchi珠寶工作室於1945年由Giuseppe De Vecchi創立，一直著重於打造前衛時尚的珠寶胸針，頗具裝飾藝術與新藝術風格。
- Forms | Emerald and Diamond Ring | Forms | 1.98卡拉 天然「哥倫比亞」無油祖母綠 配 鑽石 戒指
Estimate 450,000 - 550,000 HKD
Forms is a high jewellery house driven by freedom of design and an intense focus on technical mastery. The brand works with natural precious gemstones that hold a legacy of rareness and antiquity to produce only a limited number of individual pieces each year. Inspired by Hong Kong's bamboo scaffoldings, this geometric ring pays tribute to vibrant greens. At the center is a beautiful untreated emerald sitting in a matrix of eight carefully matched square shaped emeralds of lighter shades. The gemstones are connected with a prongless technical innovation, a signature style of Forms.
- Graff | 'Snowfall' Diamond Pendent Earrings | 格拉夫 | 'Snowfall' 鑽石吊耳環一對 ( 鑽石共重約21.35卡拉 )
Estimate 320,000 - 4000,000 HKD
Graff was founded in London in 1960 by Laurence Graff. Graff’s intrigue with the emotional power of gemstones has fueled the creativity and strive for immaculate craftsmanship over six decades translating into the innovative designs we see today. Just like the shimmering snow that adorns winter fresh from the sky, these Snowfall earrings depict the beauty of nature through diamonds that drape like chandeliers.
- Graff | Pink Sapphire and Diamond Necklace | 格拉夫 | 粉紅剛玉 配 鑽石 項鏈 ( 粉紅剛玉及鑽石共重約52.52及31.51卡拉 )
Estimate 750,000 - 950,000 HKD
Graff was founded in London in 1960 by Laurence Graff. Graff’s intrigue with the emotional power of gemstones has fueled the creativity and strive for immaculate craftsmanship over six decades translating into the innovative designs we see today. This floral sapphire necklace adorned with pink sapphire petals sits gracefully on the neck in the negligee style, and can be matched with the pair of cluster earrings in lot 1423 as well.
勞倫斯-格拉夫（Laurence Graff）於1960年在倫敦創立了高級珠寶品牌格拉夫（Graff），其頂尖高級珠寶品牌的核心地位至今仍無可動搖。勞倫斯‧格拉夫獨具慧眼，能夠洞察一顆寶石的靈魂，瞭解它的潛力與特性。在過去60餘年間，格拉夫結合其精湛的創造力與工藝使他經手的原石蛻變成絢縵炫人的精緻珠寶展現在世人面前。此款花卉藍寶石項鍊飾有粉紅色藍寶石，較為休閒的款式佩戴卻不失優雅，亦可以與Lot 1423耳環搭配佩戴。
"Everything unknown is thought to be full of wonders"
Estimate 280,000 - 350,000 HKD
As an artist and art historian, Eliane Fattal combines her keen eye and passion for the aesthetic to resurrect and skillfully reconstruct antique pieces from the extraordinary collection of estate jewels at S.J. Phillips, a destination known to the world's most discerning collectors. This 19th century diamond spray in the form of an unfurled fern, is re-imagined as a pair of asymmetrical transformable earrings with two diamond flower buds.
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