12 November 2015

Update: Royal and Nobel Jewels Auctioned at Christie's

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A few weeks ago, I wrote about a number of significant jewels with royal and nobel provenances that were being auctioned at Christie's. The sale has happened, and we've got the results!


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The Westminster Blue Enamel Kokoshnik


Provenance: Created by Chaumet for the 2nd Duke of Westminster, ca. 1911
Seller: Trustees of the Duke of Westminster
Auction Estimate: $370,000-$530,000
Price Realized: $677,899




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Princess Josephine's Pearl Earrings


Provenance: Owned by Princess Josephine of Hohenzollern, possibly acquired ca. 1894
Seller: Private owner
Auction Estimate: $47,000 - $67,000
Price Realized: $161,214


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Queen Margherita's Pearl Necklace


Provenance: Owned by Queen Margherita of Italy
Seller: Princess Chantal of Bourbon-Parma
Auction Estimate: $500,000 - $690,000
Price Realized: $635,843


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Princess Hélène's Emerald Necklace


Provenance: Made in France ca. 1810; wedding gift in 1895 to Princess Hélène of Orléans, Duchess of Aosta from her godfather, Prince Henri of Orléans, Duke of Aumale
Seller: Private owner
Auction Estimate: $1,500,000 - $2,500,000
Price Realized: $2,632,492


Thanks in advance to anyone who bought one of these pieces for me as a surprise gift! ;-)