(26 Apr 2007)
25 April 2007
1. Exterior of Christie’s New York public sale home
2. Pan of public sale room
three. Shut up of display screen displaying STILL picture of Baroda pearls
four. Mid shot auctioneer, UPSOUND: (English)
“At six (m) million 300 thousand dollars then, six-point-three, bought to you Vicky, six-point-three (m) million dollars.”
5. Mid shot of digital display screen, itemizing bidding worth in several currencies
6. Vast shot room applauding
7. Mid shot Baroda pearls in show case
eight. Christie’s workers taking bids over the telephone
9. Man elevating bidding paddle
10. Display screen shot of a Kashmir cushion-cut sapphire
11. Mid shot auctioneer, UPSOUND: (english)
“Two (m) million seven, you are positive? It is on this aspect, at two-point-seven. Thanks very a lot, two (m) million seven.”
12. Pull out from shut up of display screen displaying STILL picture of cushion-cut fancy grayish blue diamond to large of room
13. Workers taking telephone bids
14. Mid shot digital display screen, itemizing bidding costs in several currencies
20 April 2007:
15. Push into Baroda pearls on show
16. Pan of Baroda pearls
17. Push into diamond clasp on again of Baroda pearl necklace
A necklace of 68 uncommon pure pearls that have been as soon as a part of the treasury of an Indian maharaja bought for over seven (m) million US dollars at Christie’s New York public sale home on Wednesday.
The sale represents the very best worth ever paid for a pure pearl necklace, the bid greater than doubling the earlier file.
The necklace was assembled for the Maharaja of Baroda in India within the 1850s and had seven strands of pearls till it was damaged up someday after 1948.
Sixty-eight of the most important and most luminous pearls fixed with a Cartier clasp, have been made into the two-strand necklace that bought on Wednesday.
The pearls are as large as marbles, with a luminous pink glow.
The lot additionally included a pair of pure pearl and diamond ear pendants, a pearl-and-diamond brooch and a platinum ring with a button pearl flanked by diamonds.
The customer was an nameless telephone bidder, and Christie’s did not determine the vendor. The worth included the public sale home’s fee.
The maharajas of Baroda reigned in what’s now the state of Gujarat in India.
One other spotlight of the afternoon sale was an vintage Kashmir cushion-cut sapphire, which after prolonged bidding, lastly bought for three,064,000 US dollars.
The sapphire was 22.66 carats.
The third high lot was a cushion-cut fancy grayish blue diamond, which went for over 2 (m) million US dollars.
Altogether, Christies public sale of ”Magnificent Jewels” introduced in over 39 (m) million US dollars.
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