Christie’s to Sell Jewels of Former US President’s Granddaughter
Jewelry from the collection of Anne Eisenhower will go up for auction during the upcoming New York luxury week at Christie’s.
The lead item is a ruby and diamond bracelet by Van Cleef & Arpels, named Jarretière, which belonged to the philanthropist and granddaughter of former US president Dwight D. Eisenhower. The piece, which actress Marlene Dietrich previously owned and wore in Alfred Hitchcock’s 1950 movie Stage Fright, has a high estimate of $4.5 million, Christie’s said last week. It is the star of an eight-lot group that will feature at the June 7 sale.
The bracelet will be joined by a rare Art Deco diamond and multi-gem bracelet, Moonlight Rose by Tiffany & Co., estimated at $500,000 to $700,000.
The auction house will preview the collection in Los Angeles, Paris, Geneva, Hong Kong and New York. Christie’s will offer additional items belonging to Eisenhower in its Jewels Online sale, which will be open for bidding between May 30 and June 8.
“From Marlene Dietrich to President Dwight D. Eisenhower, the Anne Eisenhower Collection traces the history of the last century through a single collector’s brilliant passion for fine jewels,” said Marc Porter, chairman of Christie’s Americas. ”Anne Eisenhower had a keen eye for the finest examples of the jeweler’s art, and her collection tells fascinating and interwoven stories of patrons and collectors.”
Here are the other six items from the collection to be featured on June 7:
Main image: The Van Cleef & Arpels ruby and diamond bracelet. (Christie’s)