ATLANTA – At the start of each month, ACN columnist Ken Hall gathers top auction highlights from around the United States and beyond. Here’s what made headlines since last month’s Gallery Report. All prices include the buyer’s premium.
‘Tutti Fruiti’ Cartier bracelet, $1.34 million, Sotheby’s
A magnificent “Tutti Fruiti” bracelet by Cartier, created circa 1930, sold for $1.34 million in an online auction held April 24-28 by Sotheby’s in New York City. The Art Deco jewel had never before appeared at auction, having been passed down through descendants of an American family for more than 30 years. Pursued by five bidders, the bracelet far surpassed its estimate of $600,000-$800,000. It was the highest price for any jewel sold at auction in 2020, at any auction house.