Chanel Boy Bag and Kashmir Sapphire Ring Lead Upcoming Alex Cooper Auctioneers SaleApr 08, 2021 12:00 EDT
Chanel’s Boy bag line is an iconic collection in the history of the luxury fashion label. Boy bags, launched in 2010, are the creation of designer Karl Lagerfeld. The bags were inspired by Coco Chanel’s romantic affair with the polo player Boy Capel. During their relationship, Chanel often sported cartridge bags in place of handbags. This fashion statement formed the inspiration for Lagerfeld’s Boy bags. The upcoming Alex Cooper Auctioneers sale presents a Caviar leather Chanel Boy bag. The navy blue bag features a quilted texture, gold-tone hardware, and a metal clasp with the famous Coco Chanel double Cs.
The auction will also showcase an 18-karat white gold Kashmir sapphire ring. The ring has a GIA-certified 2.43-carat unheated Kashmir sapphire set between round-cut diamond arrangements. Kashmir sapphires were found only during the late 19th century in the Kashmiri mines. The reserves were soon depleted, making Kashmir sapphires one of the rarest gemstones on Earth. The auction also features a variety of Baltimore silver pieces. One highlight is a sterling silver alms basin. The liturgical silver vessel has a finely engraved border and scrolling foliage. The alms basin also carries Gothic font inscriptions and gilt quatrefoil medallions with amethyst, agate, and citrine adornments. Silver collectors can consider a Baltimore gemstone-set sterling silver chalice and a set of silver repoussé chargers as well.
Other key lots include Rolex, Hamilton, Louis Jacot, and Cartier timepieces; Japanese and Chinese sterling silver; a Louis Vuitton Takashi Murakami Alma PM handbag; and a Hermès Soleil de Soie scarf. Find the entire listings and register to bid online on Bidsquare.
# of Lots:299
Interesting lots include:
|Item Image||Item Name||Estimate|
|GIA unheated Kashmir sapphire ring.|| Estimate: |
|Baltimore sterling Alms basin.|| Estimate: |
|18K yellow gold Rolex Datejust.|| Estimate: |
|Chanel Medium Boy bag.|| Estimate: |
|Louis Vuitton Takashi Murakami Alma PM.|| Estimate: |
|Hermes Soleil de Soie scarf.|| Estimate: |