Bulgari, Cartier, Pomellato … There are many jewels at Bolaffi’s autumn auction in Milan ♦ ︎
Together with the yellow colored leaves, the chestnuts and the first cold temperatures, autumn marks the return of the great jewelry auctions. Also in Milan. Thursday, October 17, for example, the autumnal auction of jewelry by Aste Bolaffi is scheduled. The catalog consists of 590 lots from private individuals, with period jewels, starting from the end of the eighteenth century, up to the present day, including creations by the most renowned international fashion houses.
Top lot of the auction is a ring with a round cut diamond of about 13.70 carats signed Bulgari in original box (lot 590): the important carat weight of the gem, combined with the signature, make it the flagship lot of the auction with a basic estimate of 108,000 euros. Also from the Roman Maison are two women’s snake-skin jewelery watches: a rare satiny specimen from the Sixties (lot 585, base 6,000 euros) and one from the Seventies with a teardrop dial (lot 534, base 5,000 euros) .
Among the auctioned pieces there are also some Cartiers dated between the Seventies and the Nineties, such as the yellow gold slave bracelet formed by a panther theory with emerald eyes (lot 589, base 5.500 euros), the rigid bracelet in diamonds and sapphires and the necklace in gold and diamonds, both with panther heads (lots 580 and 581, bases 3,000 and 6,000 euros). Among the designer jewels, the creations of Orisa, Pomellato and Sant’Agostino are also worth mentioning.
Also noteworthy is the emerald of about 3 carats, exceptional in terms of color intensity and transparency, mounted on an antique ring (lot 448, base 10,000 euros) and the untreated blue sapphire ring of 22 carats, from Sri Lanka (lot 561, base 12,000 euros). Finally, in addition to a wide selection of contemporary jewels, there are numerous diamonds of various caliber in the catalog, including a pair Old Cut mine of 4.20 and 3.40 carats respectively mounted on earrings (lot 499, base 5,000 euros), and various vintage jewels with a refined manufacture, such as the diamond watch-brooch by Musy Torino (lot 446, base € 2,000) and the Boucheron evening bag in onyx, diamonds and pearls (lot 366, base € 3,000).
Thursday 17 October 2019, 11 am
Mandarin Oriental Hotel, Via Andegari 9 – Milan
Bolaffi, via Manzoni 7 – Milan
From Saturday 12th to Monday 14th October (including Sunday), 10 am-6pm
Tuesday 15th and Wednesday 16th by appointment