The specialist's choice – Cecilia Andrén

Important Winter Sale Jewellery

We have spoken to Cecilia Andrén, Head specialist Jewellery at Bukowskis. Here she has selected her favourites in the jewellery department at Important Winter Sale, auction December 10-11.

– To my great delight, jewellery is finally beginning to be considered as an art form and not just as a craft with expensive materials. When Andy Warhol, a jewellery collector of rank, was asked which art museums he liked best, he replied: Bulgari shops. As so many times before, Warhol was ahead of his time!

The wide range of jewellery is very often the most pleasing thing about buying at auctions. Our current Important Winter Sale is no exception. We can present everything from magnificent 18th-century earrings that are also depicted on a contemporary painting that we also sell - to hyper-trendy Bulgarian jewellery from 80- and the 90s, says Cecilia.

Cartier Panthère

Jewellery at Important Winter Sale
In the 1920s, three animals appear in Cartier's world of jewellery - the scarab, the mythological animal, so-called the chimaera and the panther.

It's great fun that the jewellery department includes jewellery with all three of these iconic motifs that together formed the basis of Cartier's reputation as one of the world's foremost jewellery houses of all time. One of my favourite jewellery in the auction is catalogue number 889, a large and heavy panther bracelet with strong graphic contrast between gold and black enamel. A piece of jewellery worthy of a superheroine!

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Jewellery by Andrew Grima

Andrew Grima adorned the rich and famous in the 1960s, swinging London. Grima was a trained engineer with military experience when he started working in the finance department of a small jewellery company in London, run by his father-in-law. He quickly changed department and instead started designing jewellery and had soon renewed the English jewellery art with his unique and easily recognisable style. The two pieces of jewellery that are included in the jewellery department illustrate Grima's almost brutalist design with typical texture in beautiful contrast to the colourful organic turquoises. The ever-present Queen Elizabeth II often wears jewellery by Grima.

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Magical Boucheron Garnish

The magical Boucheron garnish in typical 1980s style represents the essence of classic French jewellery art, perfect craftsmanship combined with elegance. It is wonderfully refined with a mix soft pink and powerful red, glittering diamonds along with matte rock crystal. To let materials such as rock crystal and rose quartz play the main role in this luxury jewellery made by one of the world's most legendary jewellery manufacturers.

To the jewellery

When is the viewing and auction?

Viewing: 4 – 9 December, Berzelii Park 1, Stockholm.
Auction: The jewellery department is hammered Friday 11 December, starting 4 pm, Arsenalsgatan 2, Stockholm.

Explore the jewellery deparetment

Contact our Specialists

Cecilia Andrén
Cecilia Andrén
Head specialist Jewellery
+46 (0)790 78 03 20
Carl Barkman
Carl Barkman
Head Specialist Fine Art and Antiques
+46 (0)708 92 19 71
Björn Extergren
Björn Extergren
Head of Consignment & Sales Department, Fineart. Specialist Antique Furniture, Decorative Arts and Asian Ceramics
+46 (0)706 40 28 61