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

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

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.

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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.


Kirstine Dam Olsen

Kirstine Dam Olsen

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"Going once, going twice. Sold to the lady in the front row". For more than 75 years, the auction house Bruun Rasmussen has sold art, antiques, design, jewellery, wristwatches and collector’s items such as wine, books, coins and stamps. After having been family-owned through three generations, we were bought in 2022 by the English auction house Bonhams, which was founded in England in 1793 and is today one of the world's leading auction houses. We are now part of an international network with a global reach, and we present and sell art where it makes the most sense in relation to potential buyers. This also means that through the network we offer more than 60 categories of items at our auctions.

Art and credibility are at the heart of everything we do. The work in the auction house places great demands on our knowledge of art and trends on the market. Our specialists are the most experienced and competent in the industry, and in the Bonhams Network we share knowledge and communicate across national borders with a large number of international specialists. This way, we can provide the best valuation and advice that have become our trademark – and thereby offer the best lots from all categories and achieve the highest hammer prices for the benefit of our customers.

Tradition and innovation go hand in hand. At Bruun Rasmussen, we are one of Europe's most modern and digital auction houses, and it is only natural for us to adapt to changes in the market. Innovation is part of our DNA, while we are also deeply rooted in our history. The foundation of the company rests on our two types of auctions – Online Auction and Live Auction. Every week we put more than a thousand lots up for auction at, and several times a year we present exclusive lots live in our saleroom. We are proud to sell art and design in virtually every category and price range to and for people all over the world who are driven by the same passion as we are.

We want to be a living centre of culture, and since the autumn of 2023, we have been located in Lyngby north of Copenhagen in a new, modern domicile. Here you can not only explore among all the art objects on display and bid on the exciting auctions, you can also meet our specialists, get an estimate on your own items, consign them for auction, listen to exciting lectures and participate in cultural events. We also have branches in Aarhus and Glostrup and regularly go on valuation trips around Denmark and abroad. Our goal is to always be available and for everyone to have a good experience in our auction house.

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