Two necklaces of pearls the top jewels at the sale of Faraone Casa d’Aste ♦ ︎
The idea of giving a gift for Christmas by buying a jewel at auction is a pleasure. This is confirmed by the result of the sale of Faraone Casa d’Aste in Milan, which recorded a sale of 1.2 million euro, including rights, led by the auctioneer Patrizia di Carrobio. The sale, reserved not only to collectors, but also to the general public, had 350 lots in the catalog.
The most requested pieces were two strands of natural pearls.
Lots 169 and 170, composed respectively 49 pearls from 10/5 mm the first and 57 between 12/6 mm the second, have had a good response. The first, starting from an estimate of only 8 thousand euros, was awarded at a value of 34 thousand, while Lot 170, after a battle by means of raises between bidders in the hall and on the phone, was beaten at 105 thousand euros , despite starting from a base of only 20 thousand, in favor of a foreign merchant present in the room. Among the relevant lots also the 139, a ring, with a Burmese central ruby of 4.30 carats with two oval diamonds on the sides, which doubled the value of its base price to be beaten to 22 thousand euros.
Also worthy of note is the Arnaldo Pomodoro series, lot 168, in gilded silver and with serial number 44/50, awarded for € 3,400, from the starting base of 900. Same for lot 285, composed of two brooches signed by the sculptor Agenone Blacksmiths in 18-karat gold with cultured pearls, they started at 2 thousand euros and after a battle between gallerists reached the value of 5500 euros. Next meeting in May.