Collectors’ corner: Bonhams London Jewels

  • 📰 wallpapermag
  • ⏱ Reading Time:
  • 42 sec. here
  • 2 min. at publisher
  • 📊 Quality Score:
  • News: 20%
  • Publisher: 67%

United Kingdom Headlines News

United Kingdom Latest News,United Kingdom Headlines

We round up the greatest watches and jewellery collections and global auctions of 2018

A breathtaking private collection of Van Cleef & Arpels rubies will go under the hammer at Bonhams’ London sale next week, but it is this remarkable magnetic necklace by Panayiotis Vassilaki – better known as Takis - that has caught our eye. Greatly admired by his contemporaries Alberto Giacometti and Marcel Duchamp, Greek sculptor Takis may not have reached their level of renown, but his creations were truly unique.

Over 230 lots of both antique and contemporary jewels went under the hammer at Skinner’s sale earlier in the week. Rare treasures including a remarkable Kashmir sapphire ring and impeccable diamond solitaires were all highlights, but our pick is this intricately embellished Pablo Picasso 23-kt gold pendant. An uncommon example of Picasso choosing to work with the miniature rather then on a large scale, it comes complete with a maker’s mark for Francois Hugo and sold for $13,530 USD.

: While a whopping 5-ct fancy pink diamond of exceptional clarity will see bidding off to an ebullient start at’ London Autumn fine jewellery sale, it’s the off-kilter curios that tend to take our fancy. Lot 23, a small cache of mid-century designs estimated at between £6,000-8,000, is right up our New York street.

 

Thank you for your comment. Your comment will be published after being reviewed.
Please try again later.
We have summarized this news so that you can read it quickly. If you are interested in the news, you can read the full text here. Read more:

 /  🏆 36. in UK

United Kingdom Latest News, United Kingdom Headlines

Similar News:You can also read news stories similar to this one that we have collected from other news sources.

London Tube worker thrown into wall and kicked in stomach by thug with no ticketA boy was seen pushing the staff member into a corner and violently attacking him at Bounds Green station in north London
Source: The Mirror - 🏆 136. / 51 Read more »

Tech-savvy stamp collectors energise an old hobbyTechnology is helping stamp collectors to share their passion and keep rogue operators at bay.
Source: BBCNews - 🏆 3. / 97 Read more »

Agyness Deyn Makes Her Runway Return At Burberry SS20: 'I feel Honoured'After four years away, the model-cum-actor took to the catwalk at London Fashion Week Favourite part of the show! Ultimate idol.
Source: BritishVogue - 🏆 14. / 80 Read more »

Woman gives herself £7k pay rise - because her employer lets her set her salaryCecilia Manduca, 25, works for London firm GrantTree, which has a pick-your-own-pay scheme
Source: The Mirror - 🏆 136. / 51 Read more »

Banksy painting of chimps in Parliament on sale right before Brexit deadlineThe four metre wide painting will go on show in London this month. I'll buy it for a banana
Source: MetroUK - 🏆 13. / 82 Read more »

Forte_Forte opens new boutique store in Chelsea | LOVEItalian womenswear Forte_Forte has opened up a new boutique store in London's Chelsea, delivering an intimate, yet multi-sensory adventure through the curation of their architectural spaces.
Source: THELOVEMAGAZINE - 🏆 25. / 68 Read more »