Diamonds and rubies are all well and good, but can they compare to the precious jewels from the former Queen of France’s collection? You can be the judge of that at Sotheby's Dubai exhibition.
Taking place from Sunday October 7 until Thursday October 11, the extensive exhibition will be showcasing the rare collection of jewels from Queen Marie Antoinette, a masterpiece by artist Rembrandt van Rijn, along with works by artists from the Gulf region.
Run by Sotheby's, a longstanding international auction house, the gallery will showcase key highlights from its international auction calendar, with pieces from London, New York, Geneva and Mumbai.
As for the Queen’s collection, art connoisseurs will be able to feast their eyes on the historic natural pearl and diamond pendant worn by Marie Antoinette from the 18th century, which is estimated to sell for around $2million (Dhs7.3million).
The exhibition will also showcase work from one of the greatest artists in Western art history, Rembrandt van Rijn. The work most likely dates from the mid-1650s, and is estimated to be priced around £6million (Dhs28.9million).
Rembrandt was a prolific painter and etcher whose art inspired some of the most celebrated European artists of the 17th to the 19th centuries, from Giovanni Battista Tiepolo to Vincent van Gogh.
That’s not all, as art from famed artists from the Gulf region will also be on show, including important works by Monir Farmanfarmaian, Mahmoud Sabri, Shafic Abboud and Fahrelnissa Zeid
Spark an interest? The exhibition is open to the public, located in Gate Village Building 3 at DIFC. You can check out all the pieces and more information at www.sothebys.com/dubai.
Sotheby's has been featuring world-class art and selling these pieces with collectors since 1744, previously setting up a public viewing in Dubai last year as well.
Opera Gallery Dubai will also be hosting a stand-out street art exhibition Urban Poetry to celebrate its tenth anniversary from Wednesday October 3 to October 17.
Don’t miss your chance to see some rare historic items.
Free. Sun Oct 7-Thu Oct 11. Level 1, Gate Village Building 3, DIFC, www.sothebys.com/dubai.