Christie’s first jewelry auction of the year, Jewels Online, has kicked off—and has some seriously spectacular finds. The sale runs through Feb. 9 and showcases a carefully curated collection of more than 250 lots, ranging from antique and contemporary jewels to objets d’art, and includes pieces from distinguished houses such as Buccellati, Bulgari, Cartier, Harry Winston, and others. Jeweled objects such as clocks, scent bottles, and desk accessories have been pulled from prominent collections such as the Blair family collection, the collection of Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Edward Guest II, and the collection of Mimi Adler. With offerings at every price point and many without reserve, there’s something for everyone. Below, we’ve rounded up a few of the best pieces from the sale.
Cartier’s nephrite and white enamel clock with rose-cut diamond hands, silver, and 18k yellow gold (French marks) makes for the perfect art deco desk accent. Numbered and signed by Cartier and European Watch & Clock Co. inc France, the mechanical clock is circa 1930 and expected to sell for between $12,000 and $18,000 without reserve.
Signed by the designer, this playful bird brooch is the perfect example of Paul Kutchinsky’s work. Created in 1975, the piece highlights coral plaques for the bird’s beak and claws, an oval cabochon emerald for the eye, and 25 round diamonds (approximately 2 cts.–2.25 cts. t.w.).
Designed in 1965 by French artist Jean Schlumberger for Tiffany & Co., this green paillonné enamel and 18k yellow gold Dot Lozenge bangle is among the brand’s roster of iconic pieces. Signed by Tiffany-Schlumberger, it’s expected to sell for up to $18,000.
One of several pieces in the sale by Oscar Heyman, this delicate emerald, sapphire, and diamond necklace is numbered, has an indistinct maker’s mark, and is estimated to sell for between $30,000 and $50,000.
Another art deco piece by Cartier, these classic hoop earrings boast 84 old-cut diamonds (approximately 1–1.25 cts. t.w.) and rectangular-cut aquamarines set in platinum. Created in the 1930s, the set is signed by Cartier.
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