Christie’s Property from Descendants of King George V and Queen Mary- 13 December 2019

Christie’s is auctioning ‘Property from Descendants of King George V and Queen Mary’ in London tomorrow, featuring objects which belonged to Prince Henry, Duke of Gloucester and Princess Mary, Princess Royal and Countess of Harewood, and are being sold by the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester (who are downsizing from their home at Kensington Palace) and the Earl of Harewood. Comprising 317 lots, the sale includes a wide array of decorative arts from furniture and ceramics to objects of vertu, silver and glass, alongside clocks, books and paintings, and we are only featuring some of the highlights from the sale.

Christie’s Property from Descendants of King George V and Queen Mary- 13 December 2019

217 lots in the sale are being sold by the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester, mostly items collected from the late Prince Henry, Duke of Gloucester and Princess Alice, Duchess of Gloucester for their country home, Barnwell Manor in Northamptonshire. A further 80 lots are being sold by the Earl of Harwood, notably the items of Princess Mary, Princess Royal and Countess of Harewood at Harewood House in Yorkshire. Here are a few lots from the sale-

Royal Presentation Snuff-Box

Estimate: £30,000-50,000

Property from the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester

George III Pearwood carving of the Royal Coat-of-Arms

Estimate: £3,000-5,000

Property from the Earl of Harewood

Camera

From the late Lady Alice Montagu-Douglas-Scott, later Princess Alice, Duchess of Gloucester

Six Coronation Medals

Estimate: £400-600

Property from the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester

French Mother-of-Pearl Fan

Estimate: £800-1,200

From Queen Louise of Denmark and then the late Princess Alice, Duchess of Gloucester

Silver Cigarette Case

Estimate: £300-500

Given to Prince Henry, Duke of Gloucester by Emperor Hailie Selassie of Ethiopia in 1930

Order of King Solomon’s Seal | Order of the Exile of King Solomon | Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany | Order of Merit of the Italian Republic | French Legion of Honour | Order of Tri Shakti Patta | Order of Tri Shakti Patta | Order of Alma-i-Ala-Nishan | Order of El Rafidan |  Order of Al-Kamal | Order of Mohammed Ali

Estimate: £300-400 | £400-600 | £600-800 | £600-800 | £600-800 | £500-700 | £500-700 | £3,000-5,000 | £700-900 | £600-800 | £1,000-1,500

Property from the late Duke and Duchess of Gloucester

French Gilt Pill-Boxes

Estimate: £300-500

Given to Prince Henry, Duke of Gloucester by King Farouk of Egypt in 1950

Gold Cigarette Case

Estimate: £400-600

Presented to Prince Henry, Duke of Gloucester by a member of the Japanese Imperial Family

 

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