Sotheby’s to sell Cartier bracelet that belonged to Spanish royal
October 14, 2012 – Sotheby’s Geneva auction of Magnificent Jewels on November 14 will be led by a sumptuous conch pearl Cartier bracelet which once belonged to Queen Victoria Eugenia of Spain (1887-1969) (est. US$800,000/1.4 million).
Coming for sale from a member of the Spanish royal family, where it has remained since it was commissioned in the late 1920s, this piece was singled out amongst the extraordinary jewels of the 19th and 20th centuries and illustrated in the recently released book, Celebrating Jewellery, by David Bennett and Daniela Mascetti.
Comprising over 590 lots, the Geneva auction will be highlighted by an important selection of royal and noble jewels, as well as exceptional gemstones, diamonds and period jewels.
Commenting on the November Magnificent Jewels sale, David Bennett, Chairman of Sotheby’s Jewellery Department in Europe and the Middle East, said, “Set with charming and rare conch pearls, this unique, sumptuous, and truly royal bracelet – unquestionably one of the greatest jewels designed by Cartier during the 1920s – is offered alongside exceptional gemstones and period jewels, many of them from noble and aristocratic collections.”