The legendary panther bangle from Cartier sets a new Danish auction record by selling for DKK 1.2 million (€210,000 including buyer’s premium). It is the highest hammer price ever achieved at a jewellery auction in Denmark. It is also the world's highest hammer price on Cartier's panther diamond bracelet.
The auction house quoted Katrin Mikkelsen Sorensen, Head of International Jewellery at Bruun Rasmussen, "We are exceedingly happy about Thursday’s sale, which resulted in a new world record on Cartier's panther diamond bangle and a new Danish record at our own jewellery auctions. You could have heard a pin drop in the saleroom right before the hammer fell on the bid of DKK 1.2 million for the bangle – the ultimate piece of iconic jewellery.”
It was the debut auction for Cartier's panther diamond bangle at Bruun Rasmussen which has only been offered three times earlier on the international auction market via Christie's and Sotheby's. Cartier, known as "The jeweller of the kings, and the king of jewellers", was founded in Paris in 1847 and has since then produced some of the world's most exclusive jewellery pieces and wristwatches. The panther was used for the first time as a decorative element on a wristwatch in 1914 and has since then been the epitome of Cartier's elegance and exclusivity.
The Top 3 Auction results were achieved by Cartier’s "Panthere" emerald and diamond bangle in the shape of a panther set with two pear-shaped emeralds, a cabochon onyx and numerous brilliant-cut diamonds weighing a total of 15.74 ct., mounted in 18k white gold which include the case and bag was sold for DKK 1.2 million (€210,000 including buyer’s premium); Jan Stockmarr’s diamond solitaire ring set with an old-cut diamond weighing app. 9.29 ct., mounted in 18k white gold with a size 49 and SSEF certificate included. It was made in circa 2002, went under the hammer for DKK 450,000 (€79,000 including buyer’s premium); and an Art Deco diamond ring set with an emerald-cut diamond weighing app. 10.20 ct. flanked by two baguette-cut diamonds, mounted in platinum with M / VS and available in size 56. It was made in Paris, circa 1920 fetched DKK 400,000 (€70,000 including buyer’s premium).
Bruun Rasmussen Auctioneers is one of Scandinavia’s leading international auction houses, and one of Denmark’s oldest. It all started on 6 October 1948, when Arne Bruun Rasmussen conducted the first traditional auction in the saleroom at Bredgade 33 in Copenhagen. Today, Jesper Bruun Rasmussen stands at the helm of the family-run business together with the third generation of the family, his son Frederik and daughter Alexa, and the company’s CEO Jakob Dupont.
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