Christie’s has announced the upcoming landmark sale: The Magnificent Jewels of Anne Eisenhower, a collector, philanthropist, an icon of sophistication and refinement, and member of one of the most pre-eminent American families. She was known for her classic aesthetic, designing interiors with whimsical touches that reflected her inner self: impeccably stylish and thoroughly charming, true to her values and creativity.
As a tribute to Ms. Eisenhower, Christie’s will launch a global tour of the collection beginning in Los Angeles and continuing in Paris, Geneva, and Hong Kong. The full collection will culminate in New York on June 7th, and will be sold in a live and online sale during Christie’s Luxury Week.
This stunning assemblage of jewelry from the most important houses demonstrates Ms. Eisenhower’s sophistication and appreciation for both the allure and art of jewelry design.
A star lot of the collection is the iconic ‘Jarretière’ ruby and diamond bracelet, acquired by Marlene Dietrich in 1937 from Van Cleef & Arpels. It was worn by the actress in Alfred Hitchcock’s 1950 murder mystery ‘Stage Fright’ and was purchased by Ms. Eisenhower in 1992 – making its way from one iconic collection to another (Estimate $2,500,000-4,500,000).
AN EXCEPTIONAL RUBY AND DIAMOND ‘JARRETIÈRE’ BRACELET, BY VAN CLEEF & ARPELS, 1937
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