Christie’s New York to present Luxury Week in June

The week will offer distinctive sales
Christie’s New York to present Luxury Week in June

Christie’s New York is preparing to host its bi-annual auction series entitled as the ‘Luxury Week’, offering the finest in Jewelry, Watches, Wine and 20th Century Design. The event will take place over four days from June 12 to June 15, in which five distinctive sales will be held. Altogether over 1,000 items will be offered, with a combined week-long total expected to realize in excess of $23 million.

The week is segmented into the following:

New York Important Jewels: This segment will open the Luxury Week offering over 180 exquisite items, including investment-quality diamonds, rare gemstones, and period jewels. Some of the highlights include large top-quality diamonds, the largest in the group being a 22.46 carat rectangular-cut E-color diamond ring by David Webb. Signed jewels from vintage and modern periods, a selection of designs by Van Cleef & Arpels, Jean Schlumberger for Tiffany & Co., Cartier and Marina B. from the estate of Lucille E. Davison, will be offered the total sale is expected to achieve in excess of $10 million.

The Important Watches sale on June 13 will offer around 300 timepieces offered. The lots will include a vast selection of investment-quality Patek Philippe wristwatches. A rare Patek Philippe reference 2523, an 18k gold world-time wristwatch with two crowns manufactured in 1963 and a vintage Patek Philippe reference 1436, an 18k pink gold split-seconds chronograph watch manufactured in 1950 will be as highlights. Other notable lots include vintage and modern timepieces from Breguet, Vacheron Constantin, Rolex, Panerai, Jaeger-LeCoultre, Audemars Piguet, and Patek Phillipe, including pocket watches, dress watches and sports watches for men, jeweled wristwatches for women, and elegant antique desk clocks.

Important 20th Century Decorative Art and Design sale will be held on June 14 and 15. The star lot of this sale is a ground-breaking work - The Dretzin Table, by the celebrated artist Isamu Noguchi.

A San Francisco Iconoclast: Henry Africa’s Collection of Magnificent Tiffany Lamps: comprising seven beautifully crafted leaded glass lamps from circa 1910, valued at a combined total of $2 million.

Fine and Rare Wines: will be a fitting finale to spring Luxury Week on June 15. It will offer over 450 lots, and is a closely curated assemblage of superlative wines from Bordeaux, Burgundy, the Rhône, Italy, and the New World. Among the many blue-chip collectible wines to be offered are banded cases of 2003 Château Margaux (estimate: $6,000-8,000), Latour, and Lafite. The sale also features a strong line-up of top Burgundy, including the 1990 La Tâche and a case of 1999 Domaine Leroy Latricières-Chambertin (estimate: $7,500-$10,000). Fine and rare spirits are represented by Johnnie Walker Blue Label Blended Scotch Whiskey in the 200th Anniversary Limited-Edition bottling, 40-year-old Bowmore, and the legendary Hardy Perfection Cognac.

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