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Cartier and Art Deco Jewellery in High Demand
This summer's international jewellery auction at Bruun Rasmussen in Copenhagen offers a range of exclusive Art Deco jewellery and classics from international jewellers, including Cartier's iconic panther and exotic scarab. The auction will be held on Monday 6 June from 3 pm.
"The decorative jewellery from the Art Deco period of the 1920-30s is extremely sought after. They speak to the fashion-conscious women who want to display a personal style with on attention to detail. At the upcoming auction, there is a nice selection of these pieces of jewellery – from impressive diamond bracelets and brooches to an exotic coral and diamond clips from Cartier, depicting a scarab," says Katrin Mikkelsen Sørensen from Bruun Rasmussen's jewellery department.
Art Deco is a style within jewellery, decorative art and architecture from the period 1910-40. It culminated in Europe with the large industrial art exhibition Exposition internationale des arts décoratifs et industriels modernes in Paris in 1925. The style is characterized by cubist and geometric shapes but is also inspired by decorative elements from Egypt, India and the Far East, which is clearly expressed in the auction’s fine selection of Art Deco jewelry.
Cartier's Timeless Classics
The legendary French fashion house Cartier is well represented at the jewellery auction with timeless classics such as the "Panthère" pendant, the "Caresse d'Orchidées" ring and their "Love Bangle" bracelet, which is designed to be screwed on and off with an accompanying screwdriver.
Cartier was founded in Paris in 1847 and has since then produced some of the world's most exclusive jewellery and wristwatches. The panther was used for the first time as a decorative element in a wristwatch in 1914 and has ever since been the house's icon and symbol of the feminine, powerful and elegant expression, which is so characteristic of Cartier.
International Jewellery Auction
Preview: 26-30 May in Bredgade 33 in Copenhagen
Auction: Monday 6 June at 3 pm
1) Art Deco Jewellery
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, France, Belgium, Luxemburg, Spain, Italy, Thailand and the US. About 100,000 lots are auctioned off 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.