International collectors from Asia, America, Russia and Europe have the remarkable chance of spending 3 days at the Monaco Yacht Club designed by Sir Norman Foster, winner of the Pritzker Architecture Price and famous for high-tech architecture.
Exhibitions: 17th – 21st January in Monte-Carlo from 2 pm to 6pm
Sales: 19th – 21st January in Monte-Carlo
In the opening of the auction, Artcurial will present a bycicle as a symbol of the distance it has come since opening in 2005 its department Hermès Vintage & Fashion led by Pénélope Blanckaert. The auction house has been a leader in this specialty and marks more and more record sales. The exceptional and rare bycicle has never been seen at auction before and was created in the ateliers of the famous luxury brand.
Estimation EUR 5,000 – 8,000 / USD 5,500 – 8,800
This bycicle is a brand new collectable item oozing chic with its luxurious finishings.
The passionate collector will acquire it with its original wooden box.
A jewellery collection once belonging to a European royal family including a gold dome ring having a rare cut diamond and 15,40 carat emerald created by the confidential Buccellati jewellery house. To catch a glympse of celebrities’ highly refined taste, simply let yourself in the patrician company of splendid auctioned pieces belonging to titled names:
A stunning yellow gold ring with a cut 6,38 diamond surrounded by squared sapphires estimated at Euro 120,000 – 150,000 / USD 132,000 – 165,000
A feminine, precious watch in white gold, with extendable bracelet showing a panther and having belonged to the Dutchess of Windsor at the beginning of the last century
Estimation Euro 20,000 – 30,000 / USD 22,000 – 33,000
A Birkin bag made from estuary crocodile with a beige canvas lining and symbolic “H” was a special order created for Madame Mouna Ayoub estimated Euro 2,000 – 3,000 / USD 2,200 – 3,300
For collectors preferring small models and looking for simple chic and discretion, a Constance bag made of black leather will be on sale.
For “Le Grand Prix” season in Monaco, a large selection of watches can be acquired at this auction:
At the heart of the Rolex collection, the famous Milgauss Rolex from the first generation represents the highest estimation of the sale, being looked after and conserved by its original owner.
Estimation EUR 90,000 – 120,000 / USD 99,000 – 132,000
A stunning collection of special orders, unique pieces, iconic models, ancient stones and contemporary creations has carefully been selected by Artcurial for this winter auction season.
All of the biggest names around Place Vendôme such as Boucheron, Graf, Van Cleef & Arpels, Cartier will be represented. Artcurial has invited the journalist and jewellery historian, Sandrine Merle, to choose her favourite pieces among the lots on sale. Her selection is poetically styled and photographed by Almakarina.
Some of the most sought after brands is Suzanne Belperron with a sublime white-gold-and-diamond set composed of an Egyptian-inspired collier necklace and a corsage clip.
Passionate collectors of beautiful stones will be happy to discover a beautiful platine ring set with a fabulous diamond and a 8,71 carat emerald and two diamond “baguette” (EUR 60,000 – 80,000 / USD 66,000 – 88,000), a striking yellow gold ring by René Boivin boasting an impressive 3,30 carat diamond.
A major highlight is a watch with enamel reproducing a painting by Simon Vouet from the end of the 17th century.
At Artcurial’s 2nd winter sales season in Monaco, bids are set to soar under the gavel of François Tajan, auctioneer at Artcurial and Deputy Chairman at Artcurial SAM.
According to François Tajan, Artcurial returns to Monaco following the success of their first event in 2015 enabling it to attain Euro 4.3 Million and reach out to 1/3 of new clients representing 26 nationalities. New, demanding collectors will actively be competing to take away rare and precious luxury pieces.
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