“Very last chance.. are you sure?… No more? Okay. Five million one hundred thousand francs, on my right *gavel down* sold! Thank you very much.” – David Bennett, Worldwide Chairman, International Jewellery Division.
That dear reader is how the Sotheby’s Geneva sale ended yesterday evening, 13 November 2019.
The room was abuzz in a collective ascent to the peak of the (sapphire sugarloaf cabochon) mountain and final lot of the sale. A 1927 Cartier bracelet with impeccable craftsmanship. Previously part of an important Asian American collection.
x1 47.07 carat sapphire cabochon
x2 diamonds 8.60 cts and 9.27 cts respectively
+step cut sapphires
Pre-sale estimate CHF2,000,000-3,000,000
Sold for CHF 6,072,900 (including buyer’s premium).