Carmel — Bonhams is excited to announce its auction of jewelry and watches to be held August 17, alongside its 15th Annual Sale of Exceptional Motorcars, Motorcycles and Related Automobilia at Quail Lodge in Carmel, Calif., during Pebble Beach Car Week.
Driving the sale will be jewelry and watches by Tiffany, David Webb, Franck Muller, Van Cleef & Arpels, Bulgari and Cartier.
The front-runner of the auction's offerings will be a diamond cuff bangle bracelet, centering a marquise-cut diamond, surrounded by a sun-burst of marquise and round brilliant-cut diamonds (est. $15,000-18,000). Another fabulous bracelet on offer will be a multicolored sapphire and diamond wide bracelet with various-shaped rose-cut diamonds interspersed amongst multicolored sapphires (est. $7,500-9,500).
Impressive watch examples will include Corum diamond and 18k gold Rolls Royce radiator wristwatches in men and women's styles (est. $8,500-9,000 and est. $3,500-5,500); a Rolex stainless steel bracelet wristwatch (est. $3,000-5,000); a Girard Perregaux, BMW Oracle Yachting 1998, stainless steel automatic chronograph strap wristwatch (est. $3,800-4,000); and a Chopard stainless steel automatic wrist chronograph with date (est. $2,500-3,500).
Of the sale, Deborah Boskin, Jewelry Specialist at Bonhams, had this to say, "The sale has a wonderful array of contemporary and signed jewelry and watches, sure to appeal to the sophisticated buyer."
Unique automobilia-themed cufflinks and brooches will also be on offer, such as a pair of diamond, ruby and eighteen karat gold British taxicab cufflinks (est. $1,500-2,000) and a diamond, ruby, emerald and black onyx classic car brooch (est. $1,000-1,500). Especially unique will be a pair of fourteen karat gold oil derrick cufflinks (est. $600-800).
Two stellar highlights to round out the sale will include a graduated round brilliant-cut diamond rivière necklace, suspending a single pear-shaped diamond ($5,000-7,000) and a Van Cleef & Arpels diamond pavé-set dome ring (est. $4,000-6,000).
The sale's illustrated catalog will be available online in the weeks preceding it, for review and purchase at www.bonhams.com.
Jewelry and Watches Auction Preview: July 20-21, San Francisco; July 27-29, Los Angeles; August 15-17, Quail Lodge in Carmel, Calif.
Bonhams 15th Annual Sale of Exceptional Motorcars, Motorcycles and Related Automobilia: August 16–17, Quail Lodge in Carmel, Calif., featuring Motorcycles on August 16 at 2 pm; Automobilia on August 17 at 11 am; Jewelry and Watches on August 17 at 12 pm; and Motorcars on August 17 at 1 pm.
NOTES FOR EDITORS
Bonhams, founded in 1793, is one of the world's largest auctioneers of fine art and antiques. The present company was formed by the merger in November 2001 of Bonhams & Brooks and Phillips Son & Neale. In August 2002, the company acquired Butterfields, the principal firm of auctioneers on the West Coast of America. Today, Bonhams offers more sales than any of its rivals, through two major salerooms in London: New Bond Street and Knightsbridge; and a further three in the UK regions and Scotland. Sales are also held in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Carmel, New York and Connecticut in the USA; and Germany, France, Monaco, Hong Kong and Australia. Bonhams has a worldwide network of offices and regional representatives in 25 countries offering sales advice and appraisal services in 60 specialist areas. For a full listing of upcoming sales, plus details of Bonhams specialist departments go to www.bonhams.com