Jewels, but also precious objects that belonged to kings and emperors to the sale of Faraone Casa d’Aste in Milan ♦ ︎
By now the pre Christmas auction of Faraone Casa d’Aste in Milan has become a tradition, like the typical cake of the city, the panettone, which in fact is eaten during the winter holidays. So, this year the sale at the auction of jewels, but also of watches and precious objects, is scheduled for Monday 11 November at the Four Seasons Hotels in Milan.
Among the jewels entrusted to the Patrizia di Carrobio auctioneer stand out an en tremblant flower brooch signed Bulgari made of platinum with teardrop diamonds, shuttles, round and baguettes for a total of about 20 carats, estimated at 150,000-170,000 euros, a platinum ring with emerald Colombian of 8.81 carats (90,000-100,000), a rare Colombian emerald oil of 4.18 carats (65,000-75,000), a ring with a pink sapphire of about 6.53 carats (25,000-35,000), a ring with Unheated Burmese ruby of about 5.50 carats (40,000-50,000). Furthermore, the catalog includes Buccellati jewels (with 22 lots, including a set of earrings and ring in white gold and diamonds, complete with box and guarantee and a ring in yellow and white gold with a sapphire of about 6 carats) and pieces signed Cartier, Pomellato, Vhernier, Webb.
Also in the same auction are precious objects that belonged to nobles of rank. Among the most interesting lots put up for auction are a rare snuff box from the Russian Imperial Court made by the Bolin jeweler, with an ivory miniature of the emperor Alexander II. The estimate is 100,000-150,000 euros. Still in the royal context, a yellow gold box and enamels depicting the initials of Carlo Alberto of Savoy and the Savoy coat of arms of the Kingdom of Sardinia probably produced in Turin between 1830 and 1850 (estimate 15,000-20,000 euros) are also for sale while a yellow gold cigarette case along with a set of cufflinks and yellow gold buttons with sapphires and diamonds (estimate 9,000-13,000) belonged to another type of queen, this time from the cinema: Marlene Dietrich. Box and set are accompanied by a signed letter.
The auction will be anticipated by four days of exposure in the welcoming Chalet, a Christmas installation in the hotel.