Christie’s announced that they will present an extraordinary sale: The Dazzling Anne Eisenhower Collection, showcasing the breathtaking jewels of a prominent collector, philanthropist, and symbol of grace from one of America’s most distinguished families.
Anne Eisenhower, recognized for her timeless taste, crafted interiors imbued with playful elements that mirrored her true essence—impeccably chic and utterly enchanting, faithful to her principles and creativity.
A Global Tour of the Anne Eisenhower Collection
To honour Ms Eisenhower, Christie’s will embark on a worldwide tour of the collection, commencing in Los Angeles and proceeding to Paris, Geneva, and Hong Kong.
The complete collection will climax in New York on June 7th, culminating in a live and online auction during Christie’s Luxury Week.
A Curated Selection of Exquisite Jewelry
The collection showcases a magnificent selection of jewellery from the most renowned houses, reflecting Ms Eisenhower’s discernment and admiration for the charm and artistry of jewellery design.
The star piece of the collection is the legendary ‘Jarretière’ ruby and diamond bracelet, acquired by Marlene Dietrich in 1937 from Van Cleef & Arpels.
This iconic bracelet was donned by the actress in Alfred Hitchcock’s 1950 thriller ‘Stage Fright’ and was purchased by Ms Eisenhower in 1992, transitioning from one legendary collection to another (Estimate $2,500,000-4,500,000).
Additional Highlights: Rare Gems and Timeless Designs
Other exceptional pieces in the collection include a rare Art Deco Diamond and Multi-Gem ‘Moonlight Rose’ Bracelet by Tiffany & Co. (Estimate $500,000-700,000), an Art Deco Diamond Bangle Bracelet by Cartier (Estimate $150,000-250,000), and an Important D colour Diamond Ring of 20.54 carats (Estimate $1,200,000-1,800,000).
Marc Porter, Chairman of Christie’s Americas, shares his thoughts: “The Anne Eisenhower Collection traces the history of the last century through a single collector’s incredible passion for fine jewels, from Marlene Dietrich to President Dwight D. Eisenhower.
Anne Eisenhower possessed a discerning eye for the finest examples of the jeweller’s craft, and her collection narrates captivating and interconnected stories of patrons and collectors.
Christie’s eagerly anticipates sharing the experience of these exceptional pieces as they embark on a global tour, culminating at our Rockefeller galleries in June.”
“Christie’s is truly honoured to be entrusted with the Dazzling Anne Eisenhower Collection, a testament to a woman who led an extraordinary life of taste, style, and philanthropy, while remaining true to her values. From exquisite designs by Cartier, Tiffany & Co., and Van Cleef & Arpels to important gemstones, this auction offers collectors a unique opportunity to acquire a jewel thoughtfully curated over a 40-year period by a genuine tastemaker.”Daphne Lingon, Head of the Jewelry Department, at Christie’s Americas
The live auction will occur on June 7th, with additional pieces from Ms Eisenhower’s collection featured in Christie’s Jewels Online, open for bidding from May 30th through June 8th.
The Dazzling Anne Eisenhower Collection – Tour Dates and Locations
- Los Angeles: March 23, 2023
- Paris: April 20-25, 2023
- Geneva: May 14-17, 2023
- Hong Kong: May 24-27, 2023
- New York: June 2-6, 2023
In conclusion, the Dazzling Anne Eisenhower Collection is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for collectors and enthusiasts to witness and acquire exceptional pieces of jewellery that embody the grace, sophistication, and discerning eye of Anne Eisenhower.
As the collection embarks on its global tour, it offers a unique glimpse into the captivating world of jewellery design and the intertwined stories of patrons and collectors throughout the last century.
Christie’s is honoured to present these remarkable jewels, which not only pay tribute to a genuine tastemaker but also stand as enduring symbols of elegance and refinement in the world of fine jewellery.
Don’t miss the chance to be a part of this extraordinary event and to own a piece of history that reflects the unparalleled taste and vision of Anne Eisenhower.