This November, Sotheby’s will present Vienna 1900: An Imperial and Royal Collection, the most important and largest Viennese Imperial and Royal Jewellery collection ever to come to auction.
With provenance from all the most prominent European royal houses linked to the Austrian Habsburg dynasty, the auction will offer an extraordinary jewellery journey through the lives of Central Europe’s most influential ruling families across the 19th and early 20th centuries.
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Comprising over 200 pieces, the collection resurfaces, astonishingly pristine and with all its pieces in their original design, for the first time in nearly a century, having only been recently discovered hidden away in a bank vault.
Carrying an estimate of 3M – 5M CHF ($3.3M – $5.6M), this extraordinary single owner collection will be offered in two dedicated auctions on 6 and 7 November, alongside the Magnificent Jewels sale taking place on 8 November during Sotheby’s Luxury Week in Geneva.
Before the auction dates, the collection will be exhibited at Sotheby’s locations around the world, starting with New York, followed by Cologne, Paris, Hong Kong, Bangkok, Singapore, Dubai, Taipei and London.
Sotheby’s has worked in collaboration with the Philipp Württemberg Art Advisory GmbH to bring this collection to auction.