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Cartier Rare "Panthère" Brooch. Estimate: DKK 450,000-500,000 (€ 60,000-67,000)
Cartier Rare "Panthère" Brooch. Estimate: DKK 450,000-500,000 (€ 60,000-67,000)

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Cartier's Rare Panther Brooch

Are you dreaming of elegant jewellery from Cartier, Bulgari, Tiffany, Georg Jensen or Ole Lynggaard? then you should come by the autumn's international auction. One of the highlights is Cartier's impressive "Panthère" brooch, estimated at DKK 450,000-500,000.

"At the upcoming jewellery auction, we follow up on the great results of the summer auction, where we set a new world record as we sold Cartier's panther bangle for DKK 1.2 million. This time we offer a rare diamond panther brooch of the same calibre. It is very vivid in its expression with eyes of emeralds, black spots of onyx and a body full of diamonds. The Brooch is estimated at DKK 450,000-500,000 but has a retail price of DKK 1.2 million," says Katrin Mikkelsen Sørensen from Bruun Rasmussen's jewellery department.

Cartier was founded in Paris in 1847, and the company has 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 since then been the iconic trademark of the jewellery house and a symbol of the feminine, powerful and elegant expression that is so characteristic of Cartier.

The legendary panther brooch is available in only a few copies and has several elegant details. In addition to the many beautifully processed precious stones totalling approx. 4.014 ct., the panther's head and forepaw can also move.

International Auction

Many of the world's biggest jewellers are represented at the autumn's jewellery auction in Copenhagen, including Cartier, Bulgari and Tiffany, as well as Danish jewellers such as Georg Jensen, Ole Lynggaard and Arje Griegst. The auction also offers historical vintage jewellery from the Art Deco and Belle Époque periods.

Come by our preview at Bredgade 33, Copenhagen, from 13 to 17 September. The auction will be held on 20 September at 3 pm.

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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.

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Katrin Mikkelsen Sørensen

Katrin Mikkelsen Sørensen

Specialist Jewellery, Designer Handbags & Fashion + 45 8818 1174

Bruun Rasmussen – the Whole World's Auction House!

"Going once, going twice. Sold to the lady in the front row”. For 75 years, Bruun Rasmussen Auctioneers has sold art, antiques, design, jewellery, wristwatches and collector’s items in the heart of Copenhagen. It was Arne Bruun Rasmussen who founded the auction house at Bredgade 33 in 1948, and until 2022 the Bruun Rasmussen family owned the company. Today, the company is owned by the British auction house Bonhams - one of the world's leading and oldest auction houses.

Being a part of Bonhams, means that Bruun Rasmussen has joined a global network, which benefits both the art and the customers, the latter has gained access to far more auctions and the former has a better chance of achieving the market's best hammer prices. The goal is to constantly confirm to our customers that Bruun Rasmussen is a sought-after auction house with the highest expertise in valuation and sales. Bonhams and Bruun Rasmussen share the core values of knowledge, credibility, commitment and renewal, and the old Copenhagen auction house will thus continue to base its business on its well-known values under the auspices of Bonhams.

With CEO Jakob Dupont at the helm, an extensive digitization process has taken place during the past years, making the auction house a significant player on the international market. With solid experience and in-depth knowledge complemented by highly professional advice and appraisal service, the company is the link between sellers and interested buyers from all over the world. Every year, 70,000 unique works of art are sold at three types of auctions – the traditional Live Auctions and the two web-based auctions Online Auction and Direct Auction.

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