45 Press Releases

Tag: Hermes

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    Watches Weekly | New York

    Founded in 1839, Patek Philippe is considered one of the most prestigious watch manufacturers in the world. The Swiss watchmaker has made timepieces for Queen Elizabeth II, Albert Einstein, Pablo Picasso, and Leo Tolstoy, to name just a few. In the upcoming Watches Weekly New York auction, offered by Sotheby's,…

    BREGUET - REFERENCE 7727 CLASSIQUE CHRONOMETRIE A WHITE GOLD WRISTWATCH WITH POWER RESERVE, CIRCA 2017
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    Important September Estates Auction: Day 1 of 3

    In 1888, Louis Vuitton created a Damier canvas bag that was patterned with a checkerboard design. Inspired by the striped Raye canvas, the pattern was reintroduced as the Damier Ebène in 1998. Bearing a trademark of the company, this particular bag soon became a fashion status symbol. A Louis Vuitton…

    Chanel White Caviar Quilted Leather Shoulder Bag, c. 1985, with gold tone chain-link woven leather double straps, the CC turn-lock
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    Jewelry Online

    Established in 1969, the Jean Mahie design firm resulted in a partnership between Jacline Mazard and her father-in-law, Jean-Marie Mazard. Jacline displayed an unusual artistic ability from a young age. Recognizing her talent, Jean-Marie channeled Jacline’s expertise into a successful jewelry line. Since then, the Jean Mahie duo has become…

    Maz Pair of Gold, Shell and Split Pearl Earrings
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    ABC: Fashion & Accessories

    Thierry Hermès founded the Hermès brand in 1837 as a harness workshop in Paris. Originally, he intended to provide saddles, bridles, and other leather riding gear for European noblemen. Between 1880 and 1900, the French brand extended its offerings to include leather handbags, travel bags, and its signature scarves. An…

    Hermès 35cm Anemone Togo leather Birkin bag
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    The Miami Fashionista

    One of the leading lots at the upcoming Miami Fashionista auction, presented by Hill Auction Gallery, is a Chanel black lambskin leather "Executive" shopper tote bag. It features gold-tone hardware, protective feet, interior black lining, and one detachable makeup satchel. Another highlight is a pair of Emilio Pucci rayon bell-bottom…

    Prada Mini Maroon Silk Vintage Evening Bag Purse
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    Summer Fashion and Accessories

    Established in 1973, Comme des Garçons is a Japanese fashion brand founded by Rei Kawakubo in Tokyo and Place Vendôme in Paris. The name of the label was inspired by Françoise Hardy's song “Tous les Garçons et les Filles.” One of the key lots featured in the upcoming Summer Fashion and Accessories auction,…

    Hermes Natural Sable Clemence Birkin Handbag, 2008
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    Fashion Vintage

    Specializing in lifestyle products and leather, Hermès named its famous Birkin handbag after the English actress Jane Birkin. She met Jean-Louis Dumas, the son of Robert Dumas-Hermès, in a coincidental encounter. After she complained to him about how inadequate her bag was for daily use, Dumas invited her to France and…

    Fendi - Baguette bag
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    Fine Jewelry

    In 1822, Howard Carter and his team discovered the tomb of King Tutankhamen and all the treasures that lay inside. This discovery prompted a new interest in Egyptian jewelry. Brands such as Cartier, Tiffany & Co., and Van Cleef & Arpels began making Egyptian-style pieces, also known as Egyptian revival…

    Gold, Enamel and Diamond Fish Clip-Brooch
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    New York City Estate Auction

    Donald Baechler's prominence in the Neo-Expressionist art movement was a result of his unusual aesthetic sense. The American artist is best known for portraying objects such as telephones, ice cream, and flowers in outwardly simple imagery that conveys a meaningful story. An ink on paper print by Baechler, titled Flower,…

    Herend Unicorn Fishnet Porcelain Figure
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    Abington’s Spring Luxury Fashion Online Sale

    The upcoming Abington’s Spring Luxury Fashion Online Sale will offer a selection of luxury goods from brands such as Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Hermès, and more. Chanel is a French company that creates high fashion garments and accessories for both men and women. Featured in this Abington Auction Gallery, Inc. sale…

    Hermes Peach Passiflores Silk Scarf 90cm
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    Chiswick Auction X BrandCo Paris

    In 1995, when Princess Diana visited France for the Cézanne Art Exhibition at the Grand Palais, the First Lady of France gifted her the new Dior ‘Chouchou’ bag. Later, Diana ordered one in every available color. It was regularly seen with her and the company eventually changed the bag’s name…

    Yves Saint Laurent Tri-Colour Muse 2 Satchel Bag
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    Fine Jewels

    Dating back to the Edwardian era, bombé rings have a distinct dome shape. The name originates from the French word for 'bomb' and aptly describes the rounded style of the ring. It gained popularity in the mid-20th century as a coveted engagement band. A diamond bombé ring by Graff is…

    AQUAMARINE AND DIAMOND RING, SCHLUMBERGER FOR TIFFANY & CO.
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    New York City Estate Auction

    French artist Gaston Sébire is known for his landscapes, seascapes, still lifes, and flowers. Although he began painting at the age of 18, Sébire did not gain recognition until his forties. An engraver and painter of theater decorations, Sébire’s works did not follow industry trends but rather focused on beauty,…

    Venini Monumental Pagoda Mid-Century Chandelier
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    Fine Jewelry and Watches

    The Hammerman luxury jewelry brand was established in New York City following World War II. In the 1950s, the Hammerman brothers patented a breakthrough design for a bracelet that doubled as a watch and manufactured the world’s first fully electronic watch a few years later. In the upcoming Fine Jewelry…

    Prince Dmitri 18K Gold Amarath Wood Ruby Tahitian Pearl Cuff Bracelet
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    New York City Estate Auction

    Jeweler Norman Le Beau initially wanted to pursue a career in painting. Instead, he chose to pursue jewelry due to his financial condition. In 1954, he established Le Beau Jewelers in New York and the Boris Le Beau boutique in Palm Beach. The upcoming New York City Estate Auction, offered…

    Donald Baechler Candle Mixed Media on Paper
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    On April 11, Turner Auctions + Appraisals Opens The Door To The Nancy Glenn Couture Closet

    Carved Coral Rose & 14k Gold Brooch, gross weight approximately: 30.1 grams; measuring: 2 1/2 x 1 1/2in. Estimate $800 - $1,200. SAN FRANCISCO, CA.- Turner Auctions + Appraisals will open the door to the Nancy Glenn Couture Closet on Saturday, April 11, 2020. This online auction, Part II of the…

    Carved Coral Rose
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    The Nancy Glenn Couture Closet

    Nancy Glenn was the successful owner of an interior design company based in Sausalito, California. An avid collector and philanthropist, Glenn had a particular interest in Hermès scarves and other pieces of “wearable art.” After her passing in 2019, Glenn’s family brings many items from her collection to auction through…

    Diamond & 18k gold solitaire ring
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    Handbags & Accessories Online

    The “Kelly bag,” created by Hermès, was redesigned several times before being popularized by American actress and Princess of Monaco Grace Kelly. Named after her, the bag soon became a high-fashion status symbol. A Hermès rouge de coeur mini Kelly picnic bag is among the leading lots of the upcoming Handbags…

    Hermès Ombre Birkin 25cm of Varanus Salvator Lizard with Palladium Hardware
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    The Mollie Brewster Broussard Collection: Part II

    The second session of the Mollie Brewster Broussard Collection event, offered by Doyle, presents a Chanel Chevron Flap Bag as one of the leading lots. French fashion designer Coco Chanel worked to create innovative accessory designs during the early 20th century. While her company began producing bags in 1910, the…

    The Mollie Brewster Broussard Collection- Part II
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    Tiffany Lamps, Fine Jewelry, Art At Clarke Auction Gallery March 22

    Tiffany lamps, fine designer jewelry, Lalique, Hermes silver wine coolers and art by Jim Dine are just some of the highlights in a jam-packed auction at Clarke Auction Gallery on Sunday, March 22, at 11 am. From an important New York City collection comes a Tiffany table lamp with “Lotus”…

    A self portrait by Jim Dine