After featuring the Christie’s Magnificent Jewels, Sotheby’s Magnificent Jewels and Noble Jewels, and Christie’s Important Jewels Sales, we are featuring the notable jewels of Royal and Noble provenance on auction at Sotheby’s Fine Jewels Sale in London on December 12th-
Estimate: 10,000 — 15,000 GBP
Formerly the Property of Emma, Lady Hamilton
This diamond aigrette, circa 1750, comes from a British Noble Family, and, according to family tradition, belonged to Emma, Lady Hamilton, the mistress of Lord Nelson, one of Britain’s most heroic and famous naval figures.
Estimate: 8,000 — 12,000 GBP
Property of a German Princely Family
This diamond tiara, designed as a mirrored acanthus leaf scroll and set with circular-cut and rose diamonds, circa 1880, comes from the collection of a German Princely Family.
Estimate: 25,000 — 30,000 GBP
Gift from Tsar Nicholas I of Russia
This Enamel and Diamond Pendent, set with emeralds, rubies, and rose diamonds, circa 1850, was presented by Tsar Nicholas I of Russia to the celebrated French actress Madame Arnould-Plessy.
Estimate: 4,000 — 6,000 GBP
Formerly the Property of King Farouk of Egypt
This gold and diamond Cigarette Case by Mellerio dits Meller, from the 1950s, was formerly in the collection of King Farouk of Egypt.