Strong results for period jewels at Christie’s auction

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 Strong results for period jewels at Christie’s auction

LONDON, December 15, 2012 – Christie’s London auction on December 12  saw strong results for signed and period jewels, diamonds and coloured gems, with some Art Deco pieces selling at big multiples of their estimates.
“The property of an Italian private collector and the traditional Cartier section both exceeded their pre-sale expectations,” said Keith Penton, head of Christie’s London Jewellery Department.
Strong results for period jewels at Christie’s auction
CHRISTIE’S IMAGES LTD. 2012
“The unusual Art Deco bracelet by Van Cleef & Arpels was one of many jewels that sparked fierce competition, achieving £289,250 against an estimate of £30,000-50,000.”
The strength of the market for natural pearls continues, as demonstrated by an important natural pearl necklace which sold for more than £580,000, becoming the top
lot of the sale.
Strong results for period jewels at Christie’s auction
CHRISTIE’S IMAGES LTD. 2012
The sale of Important Jewels realised a total of £8,811,138 /$14,177,121 /€10,899,378 and was sold 80% by lot and 87% by value.