Tuesday, 30 November 2010

The CARTIER Windsor panther bracelet sold for £4.5M!!

Photo by Sothebys

The Cartier panther bracelet from the Duchess of Windsor was sold today at Sotheby's for an absolute record price for such a piece: £4.5 million, three times the estimate! No wonder Sotheby's required a double registration process to view the piece last sunday! If Cartier panthers were already a collector's jewel now this one has become an icon.

My second favourite piece, though not so perfectly crafted, the Cartier Flamingo Brooch, has sold for "only" £1.75 million within Sotheby's estimate.