Diamonds and jewels, plus watches, at the first Bolaffi 2018 auction in Milan ♦ ︎
Jewelry and watch auctions are back in Milan. To sale at auction is Bolaffi, that Tuesday, March 20, at the Grand Hotel et de Milan is ready to beat a selection of jewelry and watches. The auction top lots are two unmounted diamonds. One is a stepped emerald cut of 6.38 carats, color H, VS2 clarity with Gia certificate (lot 465). The other has an oval cut of 5.01 carats, color H, purity loupe-clean (lot 464), each auctioned starting from 55 thousand euros. A 3,66 carat Fancy Vivid Yellow diamond ring also comes with Gia certificate (lot 463, from 80 thousand euros).
Among the highlights of the jewelry catalog, Bolaffi signals a pair of dangle earrings in natural pearls, one white and one gray with diamonds (lot 458, base 20 thousand euros). Afterwards, a demi-parure in diamonds, emeralds and sapphires formed by a choker and earrings in two-tone gold with a jointed flowers motif (lot 459, base 20 thousand euros), a brooch of ruby from Burmese origin and diamonds in the shape of stylized bouquet in platinum, with a baguette-cut diamonds stem with en tremblant corollas (lot 462, base 12 thousand euros) and a set of Boucheron in gold, turtle and chrysoprase from the seventies (lot 297, base 5 thousand euros).
Ancient jewels include a Castellani yellow gold brooch from the mid-nineteenth century in archaeological style with carnel carvings depicting deities (lot 380, base 4 thousand euros), a hard gold rosé bracelet with Old Europe cut diamond in original box ( lot 260, base 7,500 euros) and two long platinum necklaces with pendant / clock in diamonds signed Leroy (lot 285, base 1,200 euros) and Cartier (lot 381, base 3 thousand euros).
The proposal includes some objet de vertu (objects of particular interest for reasons of history or workmanship) from the 18th century from a noble Italian family, including a refined agate Easter egg with a perforated yellow gold cage, engraved with flowers and decorated with the motto Votre amitié fait ma seule felicité, ie your friendship is my only felicity (lot 258, base 2 thousand euro).
Rolex and Patek Philippe
The watch catalog, consisting of 169 lots, ranges from precious and antique pocket models to the most modern and elegant wristwatches with a rich selection of Rolex Daytona, presented in numerous materials and references among which the unmistakable 6239 with the famous dial Paul Newman (lot 168, base 90 thousand euros). There is no shortage of examples of other Swiss brands, such as the Patek Philippe Hour Glass in platinum and diamonds indexes (lot 166, base 40 thousand euros) and the Royal Oak Dual Time Audemars Piguet (lot 165, base 6 thousand euros).
Destined to fans of the military genre are a single-handed Lemoni Chronograph (lot 9, base 1,200 euros) and a Rolex MKII (lot 66, base 700 euros), both supplied to the English Navy during the Second World War.
Finally, among the fine pocket-sized specimens we find a retrograde Swiss watch with complete calendar and sundial on the back, extremely rare (lot 156, base 11 thousand euros) and an antique English clock with automaton and enamels signed Dormer (lot 155, base 7 thousand EUR).
Tuesday, March 20, 2018
Milan – Grand Hotel et de Milan, via Manzoni 29
10 am, Jewels
4.30 pm, Clocks
Milan – Bolaffi, via Manzoni 7
from Saturday 17 to Monday 19 March 2018 (Sunday included), from 10 to 18