LONDON – Dreweatts and Bloomsbury Auctions achieved exceptional results in a day of luxury sales Nov. 27 at their London saleroom, with prices totaling over £1 million. Fierce International bidding saw stunning and iconic jewels by the master jewelers and high jewelry ateliers of the 20th century including Bulgari, Graff and Jean Schlumberger, steal the show and attain the top prices.
LiveAuctioneers.com provided Internet live bidding.
An impressive 30-carat sapphire and diamond ring by French jeweler Jean Schlumberger brought a stunning end to the marathon sale. The last lot of the day flew past its estimate, eventually selling for £117,800 ($184,978).
Schlumberger’s jewels are regarded as some of the finest postwar jewelry design and, as proved with this sale, continue to be immensely popular with jewelry collectors today.
A turquoise and white enamel Serpenti watch by Bulgari was another highly desirable piece with 12 telephone bidders competing against the Internet and collectors in the room. The iconic watch, a favorite of actress Elizabeth Taylor, sold for £84,320 ($132,405).
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