Bukowskis is pleased to see that the magnificent Cartier jewellery collection was hammered as a so-called "White Glove Sale" at the anniversary auction Important Winter Sale.
The collection was gathered during a long and happy marriage, in the form of gifts from a loving husband to his beloved wife. Buyers from all over the world bid on this exceptional collection, hoping to be the owner of these highly coveted treasures.
Many of the jewellery in the extensive collection uses two of Cartier's most iconic motifs, the panther and the scarab. These two animal motifs appear in Cartier's fauna in the 1920s, a decade when the French company exploded creatively. The panther motif was created by the legendary Jeanne Touissant, also known as Petite Panthère. She was the creative director of Cartier until the 1970s. Cartier's panther jewellery has been worn by a wide range of style icons - from the Duchess of Windsor to Jay-Z - and is almost seen as a must in every jewellery collection.
— It has been both an honour and a great pleasure to work with this exceptional collection of jewellery. I feel proud that we have delivered the best possible results for the seller with record prices on an international level, a true success! The sale of this collection shows that Sweden understands to appreciate quality and the prices are sensationally good in terms of both the Swedish and international market, says Carl Barkman, Head Specialist Fine Art and Antiques
— The collection was something extraordinary and the results show that more people gain interest in jewellery as an art form. The interest was huge and the bidding during the auction was both intense and energetic, which also shows that Bukowskis is reaching an audience far beyond Swedish borders, says Cecilia Andrén, Head responsible Jewellery.