After featuring the Christie’s Magnificent Jewels and the Sotheby’s Magnificent Jewels and Noble Jewels Sales, we are featuring the notable jewels of Royal and Noble provenance (interestingly all circa 1890) from the Christie’s Important Jewels Sale in London on November 29th.
Estimate: GBP 18,000 – GBP 25,000 | Estimate: GBP 12,000 – GBP 18,000
Formerly the Property of the Counts Waldstein
A pair of pearl and diamond cluster tops, with interchangeable pearl or diamond pendents, circa 1890, and a diamond necklace, composed of a series of diamond-set links, circa 1890, are the property of a European Noble Family and were formerly in the collection of the Counts Waldstein.
Estimate: GBP 17,000 – GBP 26,000
Formerly the Property of Princess Victoria Louise of Prussia, Duchess of Brunswick
This Diamond Choker, made by Köchert circa 1890, is the property of a European Royal Household and was formerly the Property of Princess Victoria Louise of Prussia, Duchess of Brunswick (daughter of Kaiser Wilhelm II and mother of Queen Frederica of Greece). As noted by Royal Magazin, the choker was also worn by her mother-in-law, Crown Princess of Hanover (born Princess Thyra of Denmark), notably in a portrait with Queen Charlotte’s Diamonds (which had been seized from Queen Victoria in 1858). More recently the choker was worn as a Tiara by Thyra Von Westernhagen at her 1999 wedding to Prince Heinrich of Hannover.
Estimate: GBP 28,000 – GBP 35,000
A diamond tiara, circa 1890, is composed of a graduated series of diamond flowerhead and foliate clusters and can be worn as brooches, stickpins, and earstuds.
Estimate: GBP 8,000 – GBP 12,000
A late Victorian pearl and diamond tiara, also circa 1890, features a central pearl and diamond stylised flowerhead cluster, with graduated openwork sides.