The six auctions across Christie’s New York Luxury Week totalled $83,570,188, with strong sell-through rates and registered bidders from over 44 countries.
The top lot of the series was ‘The duPont Ruby’ from the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, which achieved $8,957,750 in the Magnificent Jewels auction. “The duPont Emerald,” also sold to benefit future acquisitions at the Museum, realised more than three times its low estimate to realize $1,635,000.
In the same sale, which was 93% sold by value and 91% by lot, the Property from the Rothschild Collection achieved exceptional results, led by an Art Deco bracelet by Cartier that sold for $771,000.
The Important Watches and American Icons sale totalled $6,206,750, led by a Patek Philippe, ref. 5016P, which realised $471,000. The American Icons section of the sale was 100% sold, which featured two pocket watches belonging to Ernest Hemingway and Charles C. Ritz that sold for more than double the estimate, selling for $43,750.
The Handbags x HYPE online auction featured an inaugural section, dedicated to global streetwear brand Supreme, which was 95% sold. Two separate lots, an Hermes matte white Himalaya Niloticus Crocodile Birkin 30 and the Supreme x Louis Vuitton Monogram Malle Courrier 90 Trunk, doubled their low estimates to realise $125,000, the top price of the sale.
The Finest & Rarest Wines and Spirits closed out the series with sell-through rates of 92% sold by value and 88% sold by lot. The sale commenced with The Property of a Gentleman, one of the most comprehensive private collections to ever appear at auction. The collection realised 110% above the estimate.