Designer & Antique Jewels at Dreweatts
London, Dover Street-Featuring over 300 lots, Dreweatts' Iconic Jewels & Treasures on Thursday 3rd December will present pieces from top designers including David Webb, Cartier and Bulgari. The sale, taking place at Ely House, London, will bring together a number of private collections that have in some cases remained unseen for decades.
The sale offers a menagerie of David Webb's signature enamelled and jewelled animal bracelets and rings from a private collection. Prices for these iconic jewels range from £800 for an enamel and diamond Leo ring [Lot 293] to £22,000 for an enamel and diamond leopard bracelet [Lot 294]. Webb's statement pieces have adorned the rich, famous and beautiful for decades from Elizabeth Taylor to Jennifer Lawrence.
The top ateliers are well represented in the sale featuring both Cartier and Bulgari at prices to suit all pockets. The leading highlight from Cartier is a belle epoque diamond set lapel pin with catch fob, circa 1920, estimate £60,000-80,000 [Lot 122]. Further highlights from Cartier include a collection of Art Deco charms split into three lots priced from £400 that include a House and tree charm, estimated at £500-700 [Lot 258], diamond and sapphire horse shoe charm estimated at £500-700 and an emerald, sapphire drop pendant estimated at £400-600 [Lot 260].
The winter sale will also include a ruby and diamond pendant brooch by M Gérard, circa 1980, estimate £15,000-20,000 [Lot 331]. Internationally renowned for using the best possible quality stones, the stunningly designed and supple jewels of M Gérard are among the most desirable at any auction.
Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions is the trading name of The Fine Art Auction Group, and is a UK 'top' auctioneer of fine art and collectibles. It covers all aspects of fine art and antiques, with market leading specialists in Traditional Furniture, Clocks and Paintings, Contemporary Art and Design, Modern Prints, Books and Works on Paper, Fine Jewellery and Objects of Vertu, Asian Art and Fine Wine.
Mallett Antiques, a subsidiary of The Fine Art Auction Group, is one of the oldest established antique dealers in the world, celebrating its 150 year anniversary in 2015. It specialises in the finest pieces of furniture and works of art, including pictures, clocks and other high quality objets d'art, primarily from the 18th century and Regency periods.
The business operates from two flagship showrooms, the magnificent Ely House on London's Dover Street and 929 Madison Ave (at 74th) in New York. It also boasts the picturesque country house Donnington Priory as it's Berkshire salerooms for more the more traditional auctions and a secondary London saleroom on Maddox Street that specialises in Books and Works on Paper.
London - 5th November 2015