NEW YORK – Jasper52‘s Rare and Coveted Designer Accessories sale delivers on its promise. Scheduled for Wednesday, June 15, starting at 7 pm Eastern time and boasting more than 550 lots, it’s quicker and easier to list the brand names that don’t appear in the auction instead of those that do. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.
Four iterations on Van Cleef & Arpels’ popular Alhambra line of jewelry are on offer, led by a 20-motif necklace in diamond and turquoise. Other notable pieces of jewelry in the June 15 sale include works by Barry Kieselstein-Cord, among them a solid 18K gold bracelet with a Women of the World theme, and a pair of 18K green gold earrings in the form of hearts topped with crowns. Equally worthy of mention is a vintage Dolce & Gabbana belt festooned with emerald-cut ruby-like stones and Swarovski crystals.
Bidders seeking statement handbags will be spoiled for choice, but the one that speaks the loudest is a Fendi 3Jours medium crocodile tote in a forceful shade of electric blue. Rivaling it in terms of strength of color are a Celine micro luggage tote in yellow crocodile; a Christian Dior saddlebag in bright green calfskin with iridescent hardware; a Caribbean sea blue Gucci Irina limited edition bag with brass hardware on the side, arranged in a sunburst pattern; a Prada pink satin crystal Alabastro bag; and an unmistakably bold, large Goyard Saint Louis tote bag from 2021 in metallic gold. Those seeking something more sedate might favor a Louis Vuitton City Steamer handbag in taupe matte crocodile leather.
Likely top lots include the 20-motif Van Cleef & Arpels Alhambra necklace, which features diamonds and turquoise set in 18K gold. It can be worn as a single or a double strand, and it is described as new and never worn. It comes with authenticity papers, a signature gift box and an outer box, and it is estimated at $210,000-$252,000.
Also certain to perform well are the Fendi 3Jours medium crocodile tote, graced with a shade of blue so electric that it could power Las Vegas for a night. It boasts silver-toned hardware, is in new and never worn condition and is estimated at $38,000-$46,000.
The aforementioned Louis Vuitton City Steamer crocodile handbag in matte taupe with gold-toned hardware might be the perfect contrast to the Fendi bag. Designed by Nicolas Ghesquiere, the City Steamer goes with anything, and can go seemingly anywhere. This particular example has retained its signature box, and it carries an estimate of $29,000-$35,000.
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