Sautoir necklaces were first worn among the English nobility in the 17th century but did not reach the rest of the populace until the Art Deco period. These long necklaces sometimes measured over four feet long and were designed to match the flapper dresses of the 1920s. A multi-colored sapphire sautoir necklace is featured in the upcoming Jewels & Precious Objects auction, presented by Rago in late May. This piece is set in 18-karat white gold and is accented with brilliant-cut diamonds.
The auction highlights 20th-century yellow gold designs with offerings like a gold and enamel bracelet from David Webb, a link necklace designed by Barry Kieselstein-Cord and a Van Cleef & Arpels bangle bracelet. Webb’s bracelet features two-spotted frogs facing each other, each sporting two oval cabochon ruby eyes.
Bulgari, Tiffany & Co., Cartier, and other luxury jewelry brands will also be represented in this sale. A vintage Patek Philippe wristwatch is one of the leading lots. Made around 1974, this Beta 21 wristwatch was one of the first solid gold watches to use the quartz movement popularized in the 1960s. View each of these items and register to bid on Bidsquare.
Lot Categories:Jewelry (290), Bracelets & Bangles (53), Earrings (55), Necklaces & Pendants (53), Rings (61), Watches & Clocks (33)
# of Lots:335
Price Range:$400 - $35,000.
Interesting lots include:
|Item Image||Item Name||Estimate|
|Multi-colored sapphire sautoir necklace|| Estimate: |
|David Webb, Twin frog bracelet|| Estimate: |
|Bulgari, 'Spiga' gold and diamond bracelet|| Estimate: |
|Patek Philippe, Beta 21 wristwatch|| Estimate: |
|Barry Kieselstein Cord, Gold column necklace|| Estimate: |
|Salvador Dali, Dali d'or $5 brooch|| Estimate: |