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This Fancy Yellow cushion cut diamond ring weighing in at 29.02 carats is estimated at between 380, 000 and 600,000 euros. Photo ©Courtesy Artcurlal. Handout via The Gourmet Gazette

Monte-Carlo, Monaco — Eternal, elegant, glamorous, the Hermitage Hotel in Monte Carlo is the luxurious background for a luxurious event. The auction house of Artcurial will be ensconced within the ethereal walls of the establishment from January 17th through to January 21st. Myriad luxury items ranging from jewelry to timepieces, Hermès and luxury bags are all on the agenda. The prestigious auction season will be marked by a collection called Property of a Lady, featuring a meticulously organized collection of Cartier jewelry and watches and dispersed over several sales throughout the Monte-Carlo season.

This limited edition 2019 Hermès Birkin Dressage 30 bag is estimated at between 10,000 and 15,000 euros. euros. Photo ©Courtesy Artcurlal, Handout via The Gourmet Gazette

Noon on January 19th will see an exceptional array of luxury bags, including a surprising selection of the iconic Birkin bag from Hermès, as well as some fine finds from Louis Vuitton and Dior. Great timepieces will be offered at auction on January 19th at 4pm with a rare Patek Philippe and a Paul Newman Rolex Daytona among the stars of the show.

This Patek Phipps & Co chronograph, circa 1943, in 18 carat yellow gold is estimated at between 300,000 and 600,000 euros. Photo ©Courtesy Artcurlal, Handout via The Gourmet Gazette

Meanwhile on January 20th at 11 am, 2pm and 5pm 330 lots of fine jewelry will be at stake with pieces from the elegant Cartier collection dominated by the house’s famous panther but there will also be offerings from the houses of Tiffany, Garrard and Asprey. The great high jewelry houses of Van Clef & Arpels as well as Buccellati and Boucheron will also have their presence felt.

The elegant experts of the house of Artcurial, Left to right Marie Sanna-Legrand for the watches, Alice Léger for the bags (standing), and Julie Valade for the jewellery. Photo ©Courtesy Artcurlal, Handout via The Gourmet Gazette

The show and auction have been organized and put together by a trio of luxury ladies at the house of Artcurial, Marie Sanna-Legrand, Julie Valade and Alice Léger, leading experts who incarnate French elegance, taste and style.
The exhibition begins on January 17th
©The Gourmet Gazette

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