I was in Madrid last weekend, and I found it quite amusing to read the Sunday papers and see some declarations of members of the Spanish Royal family denying any relationship to this bracelet, and even some "I wish it was mine" comment. The confusion in Madrid was created by the notes of Sotheby's catalogue stating that the piece belonged to a Member of the Spanish Royal Family. After all the speculation, Sotheby's has amended the catalogue and now there is a thorough explanation about the provenance of this magnificent piece. It sis indeed belong to Queen Victoria Eugenia and it is the only known piece made by Cartier combining conch pearl with black enamel; in a most extravagant Art Deco tutti frutti design.
The piece will be auctioned by Sotheby's Geneva on November 14th and it will surely achieve a record consideration.
Notes from the Sotheby's catalogue: