Pierre Hardy Collaborates With Artcurial on Monaco Sales

GOING GOING: Following on the heels of Elie Top in 2016, Artcurial has given French footwear maven Pierre Hardy carte blanche to handpick a selection of items from three imminent sales due to be held by the auction house in Monaco and create still lifes around them for the accompanying catalogues.
The hook-up involves three sales due to be held from July 17 to 19 at the Hermitage hotel in Monte-Carlo: Collector Watches, Jewelry and Hermès Summer Collection. Hardy’s still lifes feature his selection presented among vanity symbols like candles, mirrors, skulls, fruits and flowers.
The sale features a total of around 557 lots, and is expected to generate around $6.6 million in total.
Highlights from the Collector Watches sale include a Rolex Daytona “Panda,” circa 1971, estimated at between $220,000 and $330,000, and an Art Deco Cartier bracelet watch in white gold, which is expected to fetch between $8,800 and $13,200.
Jewelry highlights include Art Deco pieces by Chaumet and Cartier, as well as a 1940 ballerina corsage clip by Van Cleef & Arpels that is expected to fetch between $66,000 and $88,000.
The Hermès Summer Collection sale will include an array of Kelly and Birkin bags as well as more recent collector models like

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