T he 9 December Magnificent Jewels auction in New York is headlined by exquisite jewels from the collections of Cecile Zilkha and Marylou Whitney and complemented by an exceptional group of top-quality Fancy Colored diamonds in hues of red, blue, orange, pink, green and yellow. For connoisseurs of design, there is a rich selection of vintage jewels by Cartier, Boivin, Belperron and Schlumberger and a stunning group of Art Deco masterpieces by Boucheron, Bulgari, Cartier and Yard.
Renowned for her timeless elegance, dedicated philanthropy, and lifelong interest in the arts, Cecile’s collection reflects her iconic sense of style and affection for objects of superlative quality and craftsmanship.
Marylou Whitney, a generous philanthropist, thoroughbred breeder, arts patron, devoted wife and mother, and glamorous society hostess. Known in the racing world as the “Queen of Saratoga,” Marylou was an extraordinary woman who touched the lives of many and will be remembered for her boundless energy, exceptional kindness, and iconic style.
An Exceptional Necklace by Suzanne Belperron
“Deciding on the cover of any publication is not an anodyne choice. For my book Suzanne Belperron, I had to chose an iconic piece that reflected the oeuvre of its creator in all her splendor. This necklace was that piece. Moreover, this necklace carries with it an extraordinary symbolism, having been featured in Vogue for one of the first post-war publications in December of 1947. The editor of the magazine published this jewel in a two page feature, alongside pieces by Cartier, giving a clear idea of the level of esteem placed on creations by Suzanne Belperron in that era.”
An Important Art Deco Diamond Bracelet by Boucheron