Sotheby’s to auction The Murat Tiara

April 18th, 2012

Continuing Sotheby’s long tradition of offering jewels with aristocratic provenance, Sotheby’s Geneva 6th annual sale of Noble Jewels will bring together gems of great historical significance having belonged to prestigious European families.

Following the record for a tiara established by Sotheby’s Geneva last May 1, the forthcoming auction will include The Murat Tiara, an impressive pearl and diamond jewel created in 1920 by Joseph Chaumet for the marriage of Prince Alexandre Murat (1889 – 1926) to Yvonne Gillois (1894 –1961) (est. CHF 1,375,000 ‐ 2,285,000/ $1,500,000 – 2,500,000).

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