Cufflinks for men made by the big names in jewelry: they are auctioned by Sotheby’s ♦ ︎
Cufflinks are probably the only kind of twins that does not worry a man. On the contrary, the jewels as buttons used to close the cuffs of the shirts are coveted by many, exhibited by some, sought after by others. In short, even if the shirts that need the twins are reserved for a minority, it is not said that in the men’s wardrobe there is not some head of this kind. Not to mention that even some women like to experience the thrill of a shirt with cufflinks.
From 19 to 29 October Sotheby’s sells a collection of one hundred cufflinks online.
The sale originates from a private collection made up mostly of twins (over 123 lots) covering the span of three generations, with the most amusing and sometimes irreverent subjects.From the classic bâton made by Van Cleef & Arpels, Cartier and Tiffany or twins dedicated to the world of nature, among which the pandas and frogs by David Webb, or the ladybirds of Faraone and several examples of enamel cufflinks representing elephants, lions, horses, hunting dogs, pheasants and much more.
There are also twins with typically male subjects, such as golf, enamel or diamond playing cards, Bulgari cartridges, vintage or Formula 1 cars, champagne bottles and, of course, female figures and skulls in coral or diamonds . “An extravagant journey into the elegance of the masculine universe with examples of high jewelery and irreverent combinations of styles and materials”, says jewelery specialist Sara Miconi.