London auction house Christie’s reported the sale of the Van Cleef & Arpels bracelet, which belonged to actress Marlene Dietrich. The lot came out under the hammer for $4,527 million. The information appeared on the official website.
The actress’s jewelry is made of platinum and adorned with rubies and diamonds. The new owner received it in a Mark Cross leather case with the initials “MD”. The bracelet was made in 1937 by one of the founders of the Van Cleef & Arpels brand, Louis Arpelson. The decoration was created by special order of Dietrich. He even provided the jeweler with his own stones.
She can be seen wearing Marlene Dietrich in Alfred Hitchcock’s 1950 film Stage Fright. Additionally, the bracelet was seen on the actress during the Oscars in 1951. In 1992, after Dietrich’s death, the bracelet went to Anna Eisenhower , granddaughter of the 34th President of the United States. She bought it at auction for $990,000. Christie’s is selling a ruby jewel as part of the Anna Eisenhower Magnificent Jewels auction.
It was previously reported that Sotheby’s and the Council of Fashion Designers of America will hold a joint auction for the first time. The bidding will be held from November 27 to December 12. We talk about it in more detail here.