Schnellsuche

Sinatra and Rockefeller Jewels Shine in Sotheby's $46.4 Million

  • Presse
    Sinatra and Rockefeller Jewels Shine in Sotheby's $46.4 Million
    05.12.2018

Sinatra and Rockefeller Jewels Shine in Sotheby's $46.4 Million Magnificent Jewels Sale in New York

STORIED PROVENANCE & ICONIC DESIGNS DRIVE SOTHEBY’S $46.4 SALE OF MAGNIFICENT JEWELS IN NEW YORK
**
Auction Led By An Extraordinary Harry Winston 51.52-Carat Diamond Ring Sold for $4 Million **
Barbara Sinatra’s Jewelry Collection Goes 100% Sold, Totaling $4.7 Million Led by her 20.60-Carat Diamond Engagement Ring Achieving $1.7 Million
**
OTHEBY’S 2018 SALES OF JEWELRY CROSS $403.4 MILLION WITH MORE SALES TO COME

NEW YORK, 4 December 2018 – A combination of important diamonds, exceptional colored gemstones and iconic designs emerging from private collections, including those of Barbara Sinatra and Happy Rockefeller drove Sotheby’s New York sale of Magnificent Jewels to achieve $46.4 million. Our worldwide Jewelry auctions in 2018 have now crossed $403.4 million in sales, with our Fine Jewels auction in London remaining this month and online-only sales of Fine Jewels and a Diamond Capsule Collection. Below is a look at the remarkable pieces that led today’s results.

MAGNIFICENT DIAMONDS
Gary Schuler, Chairman of Sotheby’s Jewelry Division, Americas commented: “Today’s sale caps off what has been yet another great year for Jewelry at Sotheby’s New York. Our results demonstrate the timeless appeal of diamonds and continued appetite for exceptional colored gemstones and signed jewels from jewelry lovers and connoisseurs all over the world. We are particularly delighted by the results achieved for the two white diamonds over 20 carats in the sale, whose color, cut, and clarity were remarkable by every measure.”

JEWELS FROM THE COLLECTION OF BARBARA SINATRA
Today’s auction was highlighted by the much-anticipated sale of Barbara Sinatra’s personal jewelry collection, which realized an outstanding $4.7 million, with 100% of lots sold. Barbara’s emerald-cut 20.60-carat Diamond Engagement Ring, which was presented to her by Frank in a glass of champagne, led the collection, selling for $1,695,000 after an intense competition between two bidders on the telephone (estimate $1/1.5 million). Mrs. Sinatra’s signed jewels were highlighted by a sophisticated Mystery-Set Ruby and Diamond Butterfly Brooch by Van Cleef & Arpels, which realized $567,000 – well above its high estimate of $175,000. Additional jewels from Mrs. Sinatra’s collection will be offered across two dedicated auctions later this week: Lady Blue Eyes: Property of Barbara and Frank Sinatra on Thursday, 6 December in New York and an online-only sale, which is now open for bidding through 7 December.

ICONS: THE WORLD’S MOST COVETED JEWELS
Catharine Becket, Head of Magnificent Jewels, New York commented: “We are absolutely thrilled with the results of our second annual “impossible collection” of iconic jewels, with all seven pieces selling for a total of $3.2 million – well exceeding its $2.5 million estimate. Each piece demonstrated the characteristics that define their iconic status: rarity, authorship, provenance, artistry, and of course, significant gemstones. The top lot of the collection, an exceptional Kashmir sapphire ring, embodies all of these sought-after attributes. Precious at any size, the 16.46-carat sapphire displays a spectacular royal blue color that places it in truly rarefied company.”

ICONIC JEWELS FROM THE COLLECTION OF HAPPY ROCKEFELLER
Jewels from the collection of Happy Rockefeller began today’s afternoon session, totaling $901,250, with 100% of lots sold and an impressive 77% of lots selling above their high estimate. Like the artworks she acquired with her husband, Nelson Aldrich Rockefeller, Happy’s jewelry collection reflected her appreciation for sculptural forms, as seen with her tumbled Sapphire and Emerald Bracelet, which sold for $262,500 (estimate $150/250,000). Sotheby’s sales of Property from the Collection of Nelson and Happy Rockefeller continue with a dedicated sale of the couple’s furniture and decorative arts, to be offered as part of our Americana Week sales series in January 2019.








Neue Kunst Nachrichten
Neuer Nachlass bei Van Ham Art
Van Ham Art Estate übernimmt den Teilnachlass von Bernard...
Koller Auktionen mit
Schweizer Kunst, Impressionismus & Klassische Moderne,...
Veranstaltungsprogramm zur
Am 17. Dezember beginnt der Vorverkauf für das...
Meistgelesen in Nachrichten
Koller Auktionen  

Schweizer Kunst, Impressionismus & Klassische Moderne

Neuer Nachlass bei  

Van Ham Art Estate übernimmt den Teilnachlass von Bernard

DESIGN MIAMI 2014  

10th ANNIVERSARY OF DESIGN MIAMI/ BRINGS HIGHEST

  • Lot 57 An Impressive Diamond Ring, Harry Winston Set with a cushion-cut diamond weighing 51.52 carats, flanked by two shield-shaped diamonds Estimate $3.5/4.5 million Sold for $3,975,000
    Lot 57 An Impressive Diamond Ring, Harry Winston Set with a cushion-cut diamond weighing 51.52 carats, flanked by two shield-shaped diamonds Estimate $3.5/4.5 million Sold for $3,975,000
    Sotheby’s Auktionshaus
  • Lot 222 An Important Diamond Ring Set with an emerald-cut diamond weighing 25.03 carats Estimate $2.9/3.5 million Sold for $3,495,000
    Lot 222 An Important Diamond Ring Set with an emerald-cut diamond weighing 25.03 carats Estimate $2.9/3.5 million Sold for $3,495,000
    Sotheby’s Auktionshaus
  • Lot 89 Property from an Important American Collection A Superb Ruby and Colored Diamond Ring Centering an oval-shaped ruby weighing 8.11 carats, framed by oval-shaped diamonds of yellow hue, the band further pavé-set with round diamonds of yellow hue Estimate $2.5/3.5 million Sold for $2,775,000
    Lot 89 Property from an Important American Collection A Superb Ruby and Colored Diamond Ring Centering an oval-shaped ruby weighing 8.11 carats, framed by oval-shaped diamonds of yellow hue, the band further pavé-set with round diamonds of yellow hue Estimate $2.5/3.5 million Sold for $2,775,000
    Sotheby’s Auktionshaus
  • Lot 142 Property from a Family Collection, Texas An Exceptional Sapphire and Diamond Ring Set with a cushion-cut sapphire weighing 16.46 carats, flanked on either side by three marquise-shaped diamonds, Estimate $1.3/1.8 million Sold for $1,815,000
    Lot 142 Property from a Family Collection, Texas An Exceptional Sapphire and Diamond Ring Set with a cushion-cut sapphire weighing 16.46 carats, flanked on either side by three marquise-shaped diamonds, Estimate $1.3/1.8 million Sold for $1,815,000
    Sotheby’s Auktionshaus
  • Lot 134 Lady Blue Eyes: Property of Barbara And Frank Sinatra Diamond Ring Centering an emerald-cut diamond weighing 20.60 carats, flanked by two triangular-shaped diamonds Estimate $1/1.5 million Sold for $1,695,000
    Lot 134 Lady Blue Eyes: Property of Barbara And Frank Sinatra Diamond Ring Centering an emerald-cut diamond weighing 20.60 carats, flanked by two triangular-shaped diamonds Estimate $1/1.5 million Sold for $1,695,000
    Sotheby’s Auktionshaus
  • Lot 79 Property from an Important American Collection An Exceptional Emerald and Diamond Ring, Tiffany & Co. Centering an emerald-cut emerald weighing 12.03 carats, accented by two trapeze-cut diamonds Estimate $1/1.5 million Sold for $1,455,000
    Lot 79 Property from an Important American Collection An Exceptional Emerald and Diamond Ring, Tiffany & Co. Centering an emerald-cut emerald weighing 12.03 carats, accented by two trapeze-cut diamonds Estimate $1/1.5 million Sold for $1,455,000
    Sotheby’s Auktionshaus
Bilderaktuell von Termine, Nachrichten u. Banner