A wide variety of Royal and Noble Jewels are on sale at the Sotheby’s Fine Jewels Auction in London of June 6th. Here are some of the most notable examples.
Estimate: 10,000 — 15,000 GBP
This Diamond Tiara, circa 1905, composed of floral and foliate scrolls, rising to alternating spikes and cartouche motifs, detaching to form the front part of a necklace, was made by Collingwood & Co of London.
Estimate: 2,200 — 3,500 GBP
Formerly in the collection of Countess Lanza di Mazzarino
This sapphire and diamond brooch, circa 1910, designed as a ribbon bow, suspending laurel wreaths, set with rose diamonds and an oval sapphire, signed Confalonieri, was formerly in the collection of Countess Lanza di Mazzarino.
Estimate: 4,200 — 7,000 GBP
From a Noble Family
Lots 56-131 of the Sale are from a Noble Family, of which this Tiara, of foliate design, set with cushion-shaped, circular-cut and rose diamonds, is the highlight of their collection.
Estimate: 5,000 — 8,500 GBP
This Diamond Tiara, of foliate design, composed of graduated palmettes spaced with similar smaller motifs, can be detached from the frame to form a necklace.
Estimate: 4,500 — 6,000 GBP|Estimate: 6,000 — 8,000 |Estimate: 6,000 — 8,000|Estimate: 3,500 — 4,500|
From a Princely Collection
These glittering diamond brooches, necklace, and earrings are from a collection of jewels belonging to a Princely Collection.
Estimate: 220 — 350 GBP|Estimate: 700 — 1,500|Estimate: 2,200 — 3,500
Formerly in the collection of King Farouk of Egypt
These tie pins, cufflinks, diamond brooch, and diamond purse handle come from the collection of King Farouk of Egypt.
Estimate: 10,000 — 12,000
Formerly in the collection of Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon
This gold and diamond parure was formerly in the collection of Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon, and previously sold at the Auction of her belongings in 2006.
Estimate: 3,000 — 4,000 GBP
Formerly in the collection of the Duke and Duchess of Windsor
This gold and diamond toothpick case, circa 1899-1908, comes from the collection of the Duke and Duchess of Windsor and features the Duchess’s crowned monogram, which was applied later.