In the online jewelery auction of Sotheby’s also pieces signed by great sculptors ♦ ︎
Online jewelery auctions are a well-established habit. The big sales auctions are periodically organizing sales, and often with thematic proposals, ie centered around a specific strand. This is the case of Sotheby’s, which opens the 2019 jewelery sales season with the Jewels Online auction (8-15 March).
The auction offers also a large group of jewelry signed by well-known artists, sculptors who have reserved part of their creativity to the world of valuables.
There are jewels that range from the nineteenth century to contemporary works, as in the case of the Compression of César, the Cinetica di Facchini or the brooch sculpture by Arnaldo Pomodoro. This last sculptor signs three works of this selection, all in 18-karat gold and characterized by his style. They are a ring (estimate 1.800-2.800 euros), a pair of twins (1,000-2,000 euros) and a beautiful brooch, lit by small circular cut rubies (3,000-5,000 euros). The medal of Giorgio Facchini, created by the artist on the occasion of the seventeenth Festival dei Due Mondi di Spoleto in 1974, is one of only 140 copies produced for the event (2.500-4.500).
Inspired by the laws of mechanics is Sebastiano Balbo’s signature of 1993 Mechanics, decorated in the center with a brilliant cut diamond (5,000-7,000). The auction includes a group of five lots produced by Germano Alfonsi, enriched with animal and mythological engravings and a brooch made by Pietro Consagra, inspired by his sculptures (1,000-2,000). A geometric design characterizes the Genovese and Mariani productions of the seventies. A small work of art is the pendant Comprèssion made by Cèsar (6,000-8,000). This selection of artist’s jewelery is matched with the example of a necklace with a futuristic design in steel and glass signed by Buccellati (1.000-2.000) and the set by Pomellato.
But the auction also includes jewelry signed by traditional Maison, such as Bulgari, Cartier and Boucheron.