The final exhibition for the extraordinary Pink Legacy. Our public viewing of Magnificent Jewels is now open at The Four Seasons hotel in Geneva. This is the last time to see The Pink Legacy 18.96 carats Vivid Pink diamond before the auction on 13 November.
Also on view will be highlights from our Hong Kong, London, New York and Paris auctions. We would also like to invite our clients to a special breakfast viewing on Sunday 11 Nov between 10-1pm. We look forward to welcoming you.
Don’t miss the extraordinarily detailed painting of The Pink Legacy by Hannah Day @hdayart.
Wasps held a particular fascination for Rene Lalique and appeared in his most sought after jewels, bringing great drama and movement to the jewel. The colour tones of the enamelled wasps, as well as their plique-a-jour enamel wings are superb and even the reverse is also beautifully detailed. Made circa 1906 this piece was one of the highlights of our our ‘Beyond Boundaries auction in Geneva in 2017. (For another wasp jewel by Rene Lalique see @christiesjewels).
The remarkable Peregrina pearl weighing 202.24 grains (5.56 grains) was found in 1579 off the coast of Panama and was bought by King Philip II of Spain, becoming one of the most important Jewels in the Spanish Crown for over 200 years. In 1969 it was bought at auction by Richard Burton for Elizabeth Taylor, who promptly lost it, only to be found in the mouth of her dog, thankfully unharmed. It is arguably one of the most perfectly formed large pearls ever found. Contrary to information on the internet, it never belonged to Mary Tudor as she had died before this pearl was found. At our auction of the jewels of Elizabeth Taylor, in New York in December 2011, it made a world record price for a pearl necklace of $11.8m. (See @christiesjewels for an image of how Elizabeth Taylor remounted the pearl). @christiesjewels@christiesinc#christiesjewels#christiesinc#christies#naturalpearls#pearl#diamond#necklace#elizabethtaylor#richardburton#throwback#tb