On 14th November 2012 presents, Queen Victoria Eugenia of Spain’s, Cartier Bracelet, This unique jewel comes to sale from a member of the Spanish royal family, where it has remained since it was commissioned in the late 1920s
Six months after the sale of the legendary Beau Sancy – one of the most important royal diamonds ever come to auction, Sotheby’s Geneva will present – in its 14 November 2012 sale of Magnificent Jewels – another jewel of impeccable royal provenance: a sumptuous conch pearl Cartier bracelet which once belonged to Queen Victoria Eugenia of Spain (1887-1969) (est. CHF 750,000-1,300,000/ $800,000-1,400,000). Coming for sale from a member of the Spanish royal family where it has remained since it was commissioned in the late 1920s, this stunning piece was singled out amongst the extraordinary jewels of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries and illustrated in the recently released book, Celebrating Jewellery, by David Bennett and Daniela Mascetti. Comprising over 590 lots, this autumn’s sale will also be highlighted by an important selection of royal and noble jewels, as well as exceptional gemstones, diamonds and period jewels.
Commenting on the November Magnificent Jewels sale, David Bennett, Chairman of Sotheby’s Jewellery Department in Europe and the Middle East said: “Set with charming and rare conch pearls, this unique, sumptuous, and truly royal bracelet – unquestionably one of the greatest jewels designed by Cartier during the 1920s – is offered alongside exceptional gemstones and period jewels, many of them from noble and aristocratic collections. A feast for all lovers of fine jewellery”.