Sotheby's to Auction Important Jewels From Rachel Lambert Mellon

September 12, 2014 12:20 PM

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Sotheby's to Auction Important Jewels From Rachel Lambert Mellon

RAPAPORT... Sotheby's will hold a series of auctions from the collection of the late Rachel Lambert Mellon in November. The sale will begin on November 10 with a curated selection of fine art that spans four centuries. Mellon's jewels will be auctioned on the evening of November 20, followed by a three-day sale of various fine pieces from Mellon's residences. The auctions are estimated to achieve in excess of $100 million with proceeds benefiting The Gerard B. Lambert Foundation, a trust that supports horticultural and educational endeavors.

Mellon favored jewels from Verdura, Schlumberger and Givenchy as well as period pieces from Cartier, Van Cleef & Arpels and Black Starr & Frost. Of the top jewelry lots, Sotheby's will offer a gold and diamond rivière necklace by Cartier, circa 1900, featuring a graduated design, set with 29 old Eu...

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