A Rouge Moyen alligator 'Birkin' bag. Hermès, 1998
Gilt metal hardware, with padlock, keyfob, dustbag, raincovers and box Alligator Mississippiensis. 35 cm. Blindstamp B Estimate £28,000 - £30,000. Price Realized £49,250 (€58,460) to an Asian Private.
A Vert Anis crocodile 'Birkin' bag. Hermès, 2010.
Silver palladium hardware, with padlock, keyfob, dustbag and raincovers Crocodylus Porosus; 30 cm. Blindstamp N Estimate £32,000 - £35,000. Price Realized £44,430 (€52,762) to an European Private.
An Orange crocodile 'Birkin' bag. Hermès, 2009
Silver palladium hardware, with padlock, keyfob, dustbag and raincovers Crocodylus Niloticus; 30 cm. Blindstamp M. Estimate £32,000 - £35,000. Price Realized £39,650 (€47,065) to an European Private.
Pat Frost, Director, Head of Fashion and Textiles and Geoff Young, Head of Jewellery said: “The first sale combining all three categories of Jewellery, Watches and Handbags at Christie’s achieved great results and welcomed a number of new clients to Christie’s. The highest prices were commanded for the Hermès handbags made of exotic leathers, with nine handbags exceeding £30,000 each. The top selling jewellery item in the sale was a princess-cut diamond ring of 5.04 cts, which sparked great interest and exceeded the pre-sale estimate of £15,000-20,000 to sell for £27,500. Further highlights included a brilliant-cut diamond ring of 6.70 cts which sold for £25,000, and an Hermès handbag charm bracelet which sold for £10,000.
Bidders participated in the sale globally both on the telephones and online, with successful buyers in the Middle East, Asia, Europe and Americas. 19% of lots were bought or directly underbid online via Christie’s Live.”
A diamond single stone ring.
The princess-cut diamond, weighing 5.04 carats, in claw mount to broad tapering hoop. Estimate £15,000 - £20,000. Price Realized £27,500
Accompanied by report No. 6910D937 dated 17th October 2005 from the Nan Yang Gemological Institute, Singapore, stating that the princess-cut diamond weighing 5.04 carats is Clarity VS1, Colour I, Fluorescence Faint Blue;
A diamond single-stone ring.
The brilliant-cut diamond, weighing approximately 6.70 carats, in claw mount to a plain hoop; Estimate £18,000 - £22,000. Price Realized £25,000
A charm bracelet, by Hermès.
The oval link bracelet suspending a series of handbag charms including a "Birkin", a "Bolide" and a "Trim", French marks, 17.5 cm. long. Estimate £8,000 - £9,000. Price Realized £10,000