Dover Street Market partners with Sotheby’s to curate an edit of the auction house’s latest public sale of fine jewellery. The exhibition marks the first time the auction house has partnered with a retailer to present fine jewellery in this way.
An edit from the public auction, as curated by Dover Street Market, will be on display in the 18-22 Haymarket store throughout December 1st – 5th. Work by artist Sammy Slabbinck, has been commissioned by Dover Street Market to be presented alongside the fine jewels.
Laurence Nicolas, Global Managing Director of Sotheby’s Jewellery & Watches Divisions says: “There is an edge to vintage jewellery – something irreverently cool that transcends times and styles. A young, high-spirited generation has come to rediscover the power of vintage jewels and wear them to accompany their boldest looks, often seduced by the great craftsmanship, fine materials and the extraordinary stories the pieces carry. These young people are part of the ‘Dover Street Market generation’ and are increasingly active in our sales. We are therefore absolutely thrilled by this collaboration. The selection curated by the DSM team has an arresting timelessness and a bold aesthetic, which shows how incredibly beautiful and wearable period and vintage jewels can be.”
“We selected the jewellery in the same way that we do from contemporary designers and collections. We look for unique, beautifully designed jewellery with something to say. Individuality and craftsmanship is always important. The only difference is that so many of these pieces came with fascinating stories or provenances, for example the pocket watch given to Ginger Rogers by Fred Astaire!” - Dover Street Market Jewellery Team.
For more information please contact:
DSM Jewellery Team
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