Sotheby’s Magnificent Jewels and Noble Jewels- 13 November 2019

It’s that time of year again! The major European Auction Houses are having their annual autumn Royal and Noble Jewellery Sales, and we are featuring the Royal and Noble highlights from the Sotheby’s Magnificent Jewels and Noble Jewels Sale in Geneva today!

Sotheby’s Magnificent Jewels and Noble Jewels- 13 November 2019

Sapphire, Emerald, Ruby and Diamond Pin

Estimate: 75,000 — 100,000 CHF

Presented by Emperor Napoleon to Countess Waleska, later owned by Princess Marthe Bibisco

A rare sapphire, emerald, ruby and diamond pin, from the early 19th century, in a case stamped Cartier with a plaque inscribed ‘Presented by Emperor Napoleon Ist to Countess Waleska’, who became the Emperor’s Mistress in 1807. Later, the pin was given by Philip Albert Gustave David Sassoon, 3rd Baronet of Kensington Gore to Princess Marthe Bibesco, a celebrated Romanian-French writer, socialite, style icon and political hostess.

Diamond Tiara

Estimate: 30,000 — 50,000 CHF

A Diamond Tiara, of floral and foliate design, from the late 19th century, set with cushion-, pear-shaped, circular-cut and rose diamonds, with maker’s mark for Gustav Flach. The three floral motifs are detachable.

Amethyst, Seed Pearl and Diamond parure

Estimate: 15,000 — 20,000 CHF

Formerly in the collection of Princess Victoria Luise of Prussia

A Koch amethyst, seed pearl and diamond parure, comprising a necklace of woven seed pearls, with a detachable pendant set with rose diamonds and a drop-shaped amethyst, a pendant that may be worn as a brooch, a bracelet, and a pair of earrings which belonged to Princess Victoria Luise of Prussia, the only daughter of Kaiser Wilhelm II.

Diamond Necklace

Estimate: 30,000 — 50,000 CHF

From a Noble Family

A diamond necklace of foliate design, set with circular-cut diamonds and a central diamond weighing 2.75 carats, which comes from the collection of a Noble Family.

Pearl and Diamond Tiara/Necklace

Estimate: 12,000 — 18,000 CHF

From a Noble Family

A natural Pearl and Diamond Tiara/Necklace, circa 1900, of garland and ribbon bow design, set with a drop shaped natural pearl, which comes from the collection of a Noble Family.

Emerald and Diamond Ring | Seed Pearl Necklace

Estimate: 30,000 — 50,000 CHF | 2,000 — 3,000 CHF

From the Colbert Family

An Emerald and diamond Ring, from the first half of the 19th century, and a seed pearl tassel necklace, in a fitted case stamped Lucien Tesson, with a grass-snake, symbol of the Colbert family, surmounted with a marquis crown, comes from the collection of the Marquis du Cannet

Gold and Amethyst Parure

Estimate: 15,000 — 25,000 CHF

From a German Noble Family

A Köchert Gold and Amethyst Parure, circa 1835, comprising a necklace, a pair of earrings, a belt buckle; and a tiara, in a fitted case stamped Pioté & H. Köchert, comes from the collection of a German Noble Family.

Emerald and Diamond Tiara | Emerald and Diamond Necklace

Estimate: 40,000 — 60,000 CHF | 80,000 — 120,000 CHF

From a German Noble Family

An Emerald and Diamond Tiara, set with an hexagonal emerald, and an Emerald and Diamond Necklace, also comes from the collection of a German Noble Family.

Diamond Ear Clips | Ruby and Diamond Bracelet

Estimate: 150,000 — 250,000 CHF | 250,000 — 350,000 CHF

From the collection of María Rafaela Fernández de Henestrosa, Duchess of Mandas y Villanueva, Marchioness of Puebla de Parga

A pair of 1930s Cartier of diamond ear clips, and a Cartier ruby and diamond bracelet comes from the collection of María Rafaela Fernández de Henestrosa, Duchess of Mandas y Villanueva, Marchioness of Puebla de Parga, a glamorous socialite known for her elegant taste in fashion and jewellery

Cartier Emerald, Pearl and Diamond Bandeau | Emerald and Diamond Bracelet | Emerald and Diamond Earrings | Emerald and Diamond Brooch/Pendant

Estimate: 100,000 — 200,000 CHF | 120,000 — 180,000 CHF | 30,000 — 50,000 CHF |  150,000 — 250,000 CHF

From a Noble Family

A Cartier Emerald, Pearl and Diamond Bandeau, Emerald and Diamond Bracelet, Emerald and Diamond Earrings, and an Emerald and Diamond Brooch/Pendant originally owned by the Raja of Mandi, is being auction from the collection of a Noble Family.

Diamond Tiara

Estimate: 250,000 — 370,000 CHF

From the collection of Lady Smith

A Cartier Diamond Necklace/Tiara, from the 1930s, comes from the collection of Christian, Lady Smith, the wife of Sir John Smith, a well known banker and philanthropist who founded the Landmark Trust and became the Member of Parliament for Westminster in the 1970s. The tiara, which was inherited by Lady Smith from her mother, was worn at several State Openings of Parliament and State Banquets. Her sister-in-law was Fortune, Duchess of Grafton, the Queen’s Mistress of Robes.

Moussaieff Diamond Parure

Estimate: 2,000,000 — 4,000,000 CHF

From a Royal Collection

An impressive diamond necklace, a pair of earrings and a diamond bracelet, by Moussaieff, featuring collet-set baguette diamonds, comes from a Royal Collection.

Harry Winston Emerald and Diamond Earrings | Cartier Emerald and Diamond Necklace

Estimate: 1,500,000 — 2,500,000 CHF | 3,500,000 — 4,500,000 CHF

Formerly the property of Begum Salimah Aga Khan

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A pair of Emerald and Diamond Earrings, mounted by Harry Winston in 1973, and a magnificent Cartier Emerald and Diamond Necklace, come from the collection of Princess Salimah Aga Khan (famously worn at Princess Caroline’s Wedding Ball in 1978), and were auctioned at Christie’s in Geneva in 1995.

Diamond and Rock Crystal Sautoir

Estimate: 300,000 — 500,000 CHF

Formerly in the collection of Comtesse Molitor

A Chaumet diamond and rock crystal sautoir, detachable to be worn as bracelets, necklace, and brooches, circa 1929, was formerly in the collection of Comtesse Molitor.

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