Sotheby’s announces auction of the family collection

Sotheby’s Hong Kong, announces the auction of the Phillips Family Collection from Japan. A live auction on

4 April 2024! The Phillips family collection from Japan features a wonderful selection of signed jewels from renowned houses such as Van Cleef & Arpels, Bulgari, and Buccellati, among others.

This curation includes both jewellery and bejewelled timepieces, reflecting the family’s appreciation for high-quality, artisanal pieces. The jewels, cherished and well-loved over the decades, showcase timeless elegance and intricate designs.

This auction not only highlights the Phillips family’s discerning taste but also offers a glimpse into the enduring allure of these fine jewels through time. Focussing here the two known collection from, 1: Van Cleef & Arpels & 2: Bulgari.

1: Van Cleef & Arpels: Comprising: necklace set with foliate motifs, decorated with brilliant-cut diamonds and diamonds of yellow tint, length approximately 370mm, with French assay mark; pair of ear clips en suite. All mounted in 18 karat yellow gold, signed Van Cleef & Arpels– numbered, with maker’s mark, case stamped Van Cleef & Arpels. Estimate: 280,000 – 420,000 HKD. 2: Bulgari: Comprising: necklace of geometric interwoven gold pattern design, set with brilliant-cut diamonds, length approximately 400mm, numbered; pair of ear clips en suite; ring of similar design, size 7½, numbered; bracelet of similar design, inner circumference approximately 155 mm. All mounted in 18 karat yellow and white gold, signed Bulgari, with Italian assay and maker’s mark, pouch stamped Bulgari. Estimate. 200,000 – 270,000 HKD.

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