Cartier's "Tutti Frutti" bracelet

Cartier's "Tutti Frutti" bracelet (the only one in the world) sold at auction in Hong Kong for $1,585,000

Ref.: CRH6022717 EAS625

Lot will start on  20-Nov-2020 09:00 AM (EST)
Sale total including buyer’s premium: USD 1 585,000
Start price: USD 361,105
The announcement of the auction for the sale of one of the most iconic designs of the Cartier jewelry company, a bracelet from the “Tutti Frutti” collection, at a Hong Kong jewelry auction took place on November 28, 2020.

Instantly recognizable and coveted, the jewels from Cartier's "Tutti Frutti" collection combine glamor and exoticism in a riot of color. They came in a variety of shapes, but it was the bold bracelets that captured the attention of collectors throughout the century.
Originally listed in Cartier's books as the "Foliage" bracelet, the unique one-off "Tutti Frutti" bracelet boasts a plant-inspired design that combines carved emeralds, rubies and sapphires in never-before-seen color combinations. Each piece is unique, requiring artisan jewelers to devote hundreds of hours of work to carefully craft each piece. The name "Tutti Frutti" was adopted in the 1970s, and to this day the high jewelry company Cartier creates new bracelets in this series.

Cartier's 'Tutti Frutti

The bracelet up for auction features an unusually graduated band in the classic Tutti Frutti style, with a palette of rubies, emeralds and sapphires carved into leaves and fluted balls, reflecting the exuberance and joy of the 1920s.
Leslie Roskind, head of jewelry at Bonhams Hong Kong, said of the auction: “Cartier's Tutti Frutti jewelry, and this bracelet in particular, is undoubtedly the most coveted Art Deco design for collectors in the world. all over the world, and such bracelets are extremely rarely offered at auction. This bracelet is unique, but they all embody Cartier's iconic and timeless heritage."

Cartier's 'Tutti Frutti' bracelet