Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Repost: Mikimoto Crown of Country's Second Miss International to Be Auctioned Off

Image courtesy of Leon Gallery/www.gmanetwork.com


The Mikimoto crown of Miss International 1970 Aurora Pijuan is included in the 12th edition of Leon Gallery’s online auction, happening this weekend, July 20-11.

Handcrafted by Tokyo-based Japanese Jeweler Mikimoto, the tiara has an elegant design of pearl encrusted gold crown. It has a starting bid of P60,000. 

In Osaka, Japan in May 1970, Pijuan became the second Filipino to be crowned Miss International.

Another highlight? A set of silver claret cups, dessert bowls, and punch-bowl goblets that have been monogrammed “MLQ,” the initials of former President Manuel L. Quezon.  

Image courtesy of Leon Gallery/www.gmanetwork.com

There are various paintings as well, including a 2009 Jason Montinola, Fernando Zobel’s “Botijo,” and Dicher Alarcon’s rendition of the Mona Lisa. 

The exhibition is now open to the public. Previews for the superb lots will be at Leon Gallery in Warehouse 14 La Fuerza Plaza, 2241 Chino Roces Avenue and at the G/F Eurovilla 1 Legazpi corner Herrera Street, Legazpi Village, Makati. — LA, GMA News

14 comments:

  1. Why sell it? A beauty queen should keep her crown.

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    1. She doesn’t care for it because she is a woman with so much substance and is more than just a beauty queen.

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    2. Thats a noble deed u would never understand

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    3. To raise funds for the victims of the Recto Bank incident

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    4. She will donate the money to the fisherfolk na bunangga ng China

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    5. For its history, parang ang mura at 60k starting... pero baka hindi na rin ok given time and well, silver sya. This should have been auctioned at Christie's or sa mas sosy.

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    6. As you said, starting bid lang yan. I'm sure, aakyat din talaga ang presyo niyan lalo na its an antique Mikimoto. Those are rare now and command a royal price.

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    7. 11:38 silver ba? Nakalagay sa description is 'pearl encrusted GOLD crown'

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  2. Ang beauty queen na lumipas na ang ganda, pa-aktibista kuno.

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  3. 7:52 hmmm i suggest you read and learn. better yet, buy it para makatulong ka

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  4. 7:52, lumipas man ang ganda nya, maganda pa rin character. Eh ikaw? May contribution ka ba sa mga fisherfolks at sa society? Better yet, may ganda ka ba na lilipas?

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  5. Si Manang Imee daw ang bibili. Charot!

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    1. Kung ganun singilin ng 60 million dollars para sa korona. Barya lang yan sa kanila

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  6. Yan ba talaga yung crown? Bat parang binawasan ng pearls? Charot!

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