The Asian artwork public sale held in Geneva this week garnered vital consideration from China’s prime collectors, leading to a formidable $3 million in gross sales. This exceptional achievement not solely establishes a brand new document for the public sale home on this discipline but in addition solidifies Piguet’s place as a distinguished participant in Chinese language artwork auctions.
Chinese language collectors made devoted visits to Geneva, whereas others participated by phone and on-line bidding, participating in spirited competitors with European and Swiss collectors, all vying to own one of many extraordinary Chinese language jades from the famend Mavromichalis assortment.
The best bid went to a 6.5cm-high jade seal bought on Tuesday within the on-line public sale for a formidable CHF 1,250,000 (USD 1,374,175), the public sale home’s document worth for lots bought completely on-line.
“These distinctive outcomes affirm the ever-increasing consideration from Chinese language collectors to Piguet and Geneva,” commented Bernard Piguet, the public sale home’s Director and auctioneer. “The consistency and high quality of the Mavromichalis assortment, which additionally supplied 18th-century European jewelry and objets d’artwork, clarify this enthusiasm”.
The library of Her Royal Highness Princess Maria-Gabriella of Savoy bought 100% of its heaps, attracting numerous collectors and establishments.
Music lovers didn’t miss Wednesday’s on-line sale of quartet devices, a brand new specialty developed by public sale home director Claire Piguet, whereas different collectors turned their consideration to the third a part of the Minkoff assortment and uncommon items of wonderful jewelry.
The gathering was saved secret by Brigitte Mavromichalis, a serious patron of the humanities primarily based in Switzerland who has bequeathed tens of millions of francs to establishments and hospitals such because the Musée d’Artwork et d’Histoire de Genève, the Fondation Gianadda, and the Musée d’artwork du Valais, which just lately acquired a bequest of 45 grasp work.
Along with these Chinese language artwork treasures and the seal fetching over €1 million (USD 1,1 million), the heirs of Brigitte Mavromichalis entrusted Piguet with some uncommon jewellery from the Nineteen Thirties. Quite a few phone and on-line bidders fought arduous for the three Cartier brooches illustrating the “Cartier Indian Model”, which modified fingers for CHF 47,000 (USD 51,733), CHF 62,000 (USD 68,193), and CHF 69,000 (USD 75,984).
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Piguet public sale acquired CHF 736,000 (USD 808,740) for a Marina B choker and earrings within the iconic Eighties model. The sale of knickknack and watches noticed a complete of CHF 3.9 million (USD 4,3 million).
The choice from the library of Her Royal Highness Princess Maria-Gabriella of Savoy, daughter of the final King of Italy, was one other prestigious assortment entrusted to Bernard Piguet’s gavel that attracted bibliophiles and establishments alike.
Works of historic curiosity, coming straight from the non-public collections of the Kings of Italy and Belgium, akin to the primary work printed in Malta on the historical past of the island, gained for CHF 6,200 (USD 6,824), rubbed shoulders with lovely bindings bearing the arms of this illustrious household, like this binding bearing the arms of Charles-Emmanuel I, acquired by the Conseil Départemental de la Haute-Savoie for CHF 2,000 (USD 2,199).
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