Christie’s Paris Jewels- 6 June 2017

After their large Magnificent and Noble Jewels Sales in Spring, auction houses have a couple of smaller jewelry sales, which include even more pieces with illustrious provenance, in the early summer. Take a look below at Royal and Noble Jewels from the Christie’s Paris Jewels Sale on June 6th-

Emerald and Sapphire Clip

Estimate: €400-800 ($450-900) Sold: €625 ($705)

Property of a European Royal House

Formed of three interlaced sheets in matt and polished twisted gold punctuated with a line of emeralds in fall and a line of round sapphires in fall, this Emerald, Gold, and Sapphire Clip, signed Chaumet Paris, comes from a European Royal House.

Ruby and Diamond Brooch |Diamond Brooch | Diamond Pins

Estimate: €1,500-2,500 ($1,700-2,800) Sold: €2,250 ($2,500)| €8,000-12,000 ($9,000-13,500) Sold: €20,000 ($22,500)| €3,000-4,000 ($3,400-4,500) Sold: €11,875 ($13,400)

From a European Noble Family 

Cabochon ruby and diamond Art Deco brooch, Circa 1930, diamond sun-ray brooch, circa 1890, and a set of diamond and gem-set pins coming from the collection of a European Noble Family. 

Diamond Earrings

Estimate: €15,000-25,000 ($17,000-28,000) Sold: €362,500 ($408,925)

Formerly in the collection of Empress Eugenie of France 

A famous pair of ‘feuille de groseillier‘ currant leaf diamond earrings, circa 1855, in a Tiffany case “Crown Diamonds”, which were commissioned for the famously beautiful and fashionable Empress Eugenie of France and were sold at the famous 1887 Auction of the French Crown Jewels.

Diamond Brooch

Estimate: €6,000-8,000 ($6,700-9,000) Sold: €11,875 ($13,400)

From a French Noble Family 

This stunning diamond-set snowflake and scroll brooch, signed Boucheron Paris, comes from a French Noble Family.

Pearl Necklace | Diamond Clips

Estimate: €40,000-60,000 ($45,000-68,000) Sold: €146,500 ($165,250)| €6,000-8,000 ($7,000-9,000) Sold: €15,000 ($17,000)

From the collection of Princess Isabelle of Bourbon Parma, Countess Roger de La Rochefoucauld

A five row pearl and diamond necklace, signed Van Cleef & Arpels, and a pair of Art deco diamond clips, circa 1920, come from a large collection of jewels on sale which belonged to Princess Isabelle of Bourbon Parma, Countess Roger de La Rochefoucauld (1922-2015), who was the only child of Prince Sixtus of Bourbon-Parma, a central figure in the Sixtus Affair, and Hedwige de la Rochefoucauld, as well as a niece of Empress Zita of Austria.

 Pearl and Diamond Earrings |

Pearl and Diamond Clips |

Diamond Clips | Sapphire and Diamond Brooch

Estimate: €40,000-60,000 ($45,000-68,000) Sold: €98,500 ($111,115)| €15,000-20,000 ($17,000-22,500) Sold: €60,000 ($68,000)| €6,000-8,000 ($7,000-9,000) Sold: €42,500 ($48,000)|€15,000-20,000 ($17,000-22,500) Sold: €25,000 ($28,000)

From the collection of Princess Isabelle of Bourbon Parma, Countess Roger de La Rochefoucauld

A pair of pearl and diamond clips by Chaumet, a pair of pearl and diamond clips, by Suzanne Belperron, circa 1950, a pair of diamond floral ear-clips, by Suzanne Belperron, circa 1950, and a sapphire and diamond brooch, circa 1890, also come from the collection of Princess Isabelle of Bourbon Parma, Countess Roger de La Rochefoucauld (see above).

 Order of Malta | Sapphire Ear-clips |Diamond 

Ear-clips

Estimate: €4,000-6,000 ($4,500-6,700) Sold: €13,750 ($15,500)| €5,000-7,000 ($5,500-8,000) Sold: €27,000 ($31,000)| €5,000-7,000 ($5,500-8,000) Sold: €20,000 ($22,500)

From the collection of Princess Isabelle of Bourbon Parma, Countess Roger de La Rochefoucauld

A diamond and ruby Cross of Lady of Honour and Devotion of the Order of Malta, in its jewel case by Morel & Cie J. Chaumet. A pair of sapphire earrings, by Suzanne Belperron, around 1950, and a pair of gold and diamond ear clips signed Cartier Paris. Also from the collection of the aforementioned Princess Isabelle of Bourbon Parma.

Diamond Necklace

Estimate: €500,000-700,000 ($560,000-790,000) Sold: €1,418,500 ($1,600,00)

From the collection of Anna Gould, Countess Boniface de Castellane, Duchess de Talleyrand and Sagan

The highlight of the Paris Jewels Sale, this pendant diamond necklace, signed Cartier Paris, comes from the collection of Anna Gould, Countess Boniface de Castellane, Duchess de Talleyrand and Sagan, a Belle Epoque ‘Dollar Princess’, who twice married into the French Aristocracy and was a famous society hostess.

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