Sale location: NEW YORK.
Sale date: October 26, 1989.
Title, description: THE MAGNIFICENT JEWELS OF LUZ MILA PATINO, COUNTESS DU BOISROUVRAY: 66 items all shown in full color in this hard cover catalog (with dust jacket). Proceeds of this sale went to endow a foundation in memory of Francois-Xavier Bagnoud, her only grandson.
Part of the preface by Albina du Boisrouvray "Collection gathered here....chosen & assembled with great love and patience....the jewelry was worn, ninety percent by my mother and a good ten percent by my father. Every night he dressed formally in a velvet evening jacket wearing lovely cuff-links and a scarf with a toggle bearing some precious stone."
Jewelry by Cartier (5), Chaumet (6), Vacheron & Constantin (1) and Van Cleef & Arpels (38) and various other unmarked items. Diamonds, emeralds, sapphires, including a selection of Kashmir sapphires, rubies, pearls and various other items. A very nice selection of top end jewels!