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New World Record: DKK 1.2 million for Panthère diamond bangle from Cartier

Press Release   •   Jun 01, 2018 12:02 GMT

Jesper Bruun Rasmussen selling Cartier's panther diamond bangle for DKK 1.2 million (€210,000 including buyer’s premium).

The summer's international auction at Bruun Rasmussen continues to surprise! Thursday, a new Danish auction record was achieved with the legendary panther bangle from Cartier, which went 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 as well as being the world's highest hammer price on Cartier's panther diamond bracelet!

"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," says Katrin Mikkelsen Sørensen, Head of International Jewellery at Bruun Rasmussen.

It is the first time in the history of Bruun Rasmussen that we have had Cartier's panther diamond bangle up for auction, 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.

Auction Top 3

Cartier: A "Panthère" 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. Case and bag included. Sold for DKK 1.2 million (€210,000 including buyer’s premium).

Jan Stockmarr: A diamond solitaire ring set with an old-cut diamond weighing app. 9.29 ct., mounted in 18k white gold. Size 49. SSEF certificate included. Circa 2002. Sold for DKK 450,000 (€79,000 including buyer’s premium).

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. M / VS. Size 56. Paris, circa 1920. Sold for 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.

In 2004, the first online auction was launched, and today the auction house has expanded to include departments in Copenhagen and Aarhus and representations in Sweden, Germany, England, France, Belgium, Luxemburg, Spain, Italy, Thailand and the US. About 100,000 lots are put up for auction each year at the traditional auctions and daily online auctions. Here you can bid on everything from art, antiques, modern design and jewellery to books, coins, stamps, wine and weaponry.