Beginning Thursday and running through July 7, Christie’s Paris will be hosting an online auction, Joaillerie Paris, complete with an extensive mix of jewels from the 1800s to the 1980s. With offerings from Belperron, Boucheron, Bulgari, Cartier, Chaumet, David Webb, Jar, Van Cleef & Arpels, among many others as well as contemporary names, there are a few pieces that stand out—particularly, those from the personal collection of late photographer June Newton (who was married to Helmut Newton and known professionally as Alice Springs).
Making up nine of the 290 lots, Newton’s pieces range from bracelets (including one by Suzanne Belperron for René Boivin encrusted with pearls and expected to go for anywhere between $21,000 and $42,000) to earrings (a pair by David Webb showcasing the designer’s signature art deco aesthetic with rock crystal, enamel, and diamonds) and a brooch by Raymond Templier with a modern, diamond-embellished design.
Newton’s jewels aren’t the only ones to watch, however. The sale also includes those from the personal collection of jeweler Jean Fouquet, who followed in the footsteps of both his father, Georges, and grandfather, Alphonse.
But beyond the big names, there’s plenty more to see during the two-week sale, including (but certainly not limited to!) a diamond, sapphire, and onyx panther necklace by René Boivin that’s expected to go for between $105,200 and $142,600, and an extravagant Van Cleef & Arpels transformable zip necklace, anticipated to fetch more than $210,000.
Photos courtesy of Christie’s Images Ltd. 2022
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