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Christie’s online sale reaches £8.8m

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Christie’s has revealed that its latest sale, which took place online from 30 November to 14 December, achieved a total of €10.4m (£8.8m).

Leading the sale was a Boucheron ruby ring weighing 7.05 carats which fetched €980,000 (£833,602) selling 10 ten times its pre-sale estimate.

Further highlights included a Cartier Belle Epoque diamond bow brooch, featuring a 4.92 carats old-cut cushion diamond, which sold for €375,000 (£318,997) against a pre-sale estimate of €150,000-200,000 (£127,598 – £170,131).

Violaine d’Astorg, head of the jewels department and Mafalda Chenu, specialist, said: “The strong results demonstrate once again the strength of the market for vintage jewels and the appetite for iconic signature pieces such as Jean Fouquet’s superb Art Deco aquamarine and coral necklace, selling for €300,000 (£255,197) and doubled its pre-sale estimate.

“Jewels from the 70’s and 80’s have risen sharply such as an Animal-themed “Zebra” bracelet by Cartier with diamonds and emeralds selling for €81,250 (£69,125) against a pre-sale estimate of €15,000-25,000 (£12,761 – £21,269).”

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