Rare 18th century jewellery at Sotheby’s sale

The Sotheby’s London Fine Jewels sale will feature exceptionally crafted period jewels and vintage pieces from leading jewellers like Cartier, Bulgari and Boucheron.

Cartier’s ‘tutti frutti’ brooch

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Picq was the creator of Cartier’s ‘tutti frutti’ jewels. Made in the 1920s, this garland brooch, set with carved emeralds, rubies and sapphires is an early and stunning example of ‘tutti frutti’ design (lot 279, est. $4,500-7,500).


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The Sotheby’s London Fine Jewels sale on 18th March, 2015, will cover defining eras of jewellery design, from delicate creations of the 18th century, to the sophistication of Art Deco and the glamour of modern style. Also at the auction will be a rare collection of jewellery designs from the 1780s.

View the photo gallery above to see a selection of jewels going under the hammer. To view the full list of items being auctioned, and to bid, visit this link.