A great success for il Ponte at the 17-18 May sales with a result of over € 3,450,000 (including Buyer's Premium), 90% of lots sold and an increase of 166.63% on reserve prices.
Telephone and online bidding was very lively not only on the most precious items but on all lots. The best results were obtained by a platimun and diamond necklace with natural pearl pendants estimated at 28,000.00 - 36,000.00 € and and hammered down at 262,500 €; A pair of gold rings with diamonds and oval untreated composite cut sapphires from Kashmir estimated at 160,000.00 - 220,000.00 € and knocked down at 300,000 €. Worth mentioning were the remarkable results of the section dedicated to the jewels of Mariuccia Mandelli, aka Krizia, with a total of € 514,770, five times the reserve price. Among the outstanding results, the platinum, diamond, and cabochon emerald pin pendant, terminating in a a pearl tassel by Lacloche Freres estimated at 17,000.00 - 19,000.00 € and knocked at 125,000 €.
Also the vintage jewellery, some of which belonging to some of the most important Italian aristocratic families, reached top honors; In particular the tiaras were highly appreciated. Among the unusual jewels we can mention the remarkable result of the long cord and blue carved glass Lalique necklace estimated at 11,000.00 - 12,000.00 € and sold for 30,000 € "