All 28 flights from the collection of busineschman and philanthropka, Margaret Adderley Kelly, were sold for nearly USD 9.8 million, almost twice as expensive as estimated. Three items from this collection were included in the top 10 of the Tuesday auction sales, including the most significant cooker hood:21,71t from Kashmir, sold for almost USD 4.2 million, which was also almost double the previous estimates. Named “the Kelly Sapphire”, was sold for $193,000/carat before the auction.
It is placed in the breast of Cartier, at the side of two diamond-shaped diamonds. Other prominent private collections were: Art Deco necklace with 16,24 carat pear-shaped diamonds, D-color and if purity level, which was sold for more than $2.2 million (2 million in earlier estimates); and the burmese necklace with diamonds and ruby, which was sold for usd 845 thousand, contrary to the previous forecasts of 600 thousand.
- 9.97ct of Kashmir intense sapphire, cushion-shaped (Cuhsion), sold for USD 1.1 million,
- 27.83ct a fantasy yellow diamond, with a clear VS2 and cushion shape, sold for USD 857 thousand,
- 25.82ct of Ceylon’s rectangular sapphire, sold for USD 845 thousand, despite previous estimates of half a million dollars,