First online auction of jewelry organized by Sotheby’s in Italy. Exhibition in Milan of a prestigious private collection ♦ ︎
Even Italy, from Milan, has its share of jewels at auction. Sotheby’s has announced an auction, online, of jewelery from May 17th to 30th. And with an exhibition open to the public from 22 to 23 May, in the historic Palazzo Serbelloni (corso Venezia 16). In particular, a private collection is on sale which, according to Sotheby’s press release, has been “established with passion in the course of a lifetime since the early fifties”. This collection has two main subjects of inspiration: the world of nature and fashion and artist’s jewelry.
It therefore includes jewels that depict butterflies, dragonflies, bees and mosques of various periods, with pieces by Bulgari and Buccellati, by Cartier and Van Cleef & Arpels, or by American brands such as Webb, Tiffany and Schlumberger.
There are also jewelry signed by artists, such as the precious brooch of Capogrossi in diamonds, a series of necklaces by Facchini, Afro for Masenza, or jewels from the world of fashion such as those signed by Valentino.
«It is the first online auction dedicated to jewelry that we organize in Italy, in the wake of those in London and New York. And I am pleased that Milan was chosen immediately after London as the European platform of the international platform», says Sara Miconi, head of sales. The estimates of the jewels in the collection range from € 400 to € 20,000.