The major European Auction Houses are having their annual autumn Royal and Noble Jewellery Sales, and today we will be featuring the Royal and Noble highlights from the Sotheby’s Magnificent Jewels and Noble Jewels Sale in Geneva on the 15th of November.
Estimate: 150,000 — 250,000 CHF
Property of Lord Ashburton, KG, KVCO, DL
A natural pearl, sapphire and diamond tiara/necklace from the 1870s is being sold by the 7th Baron Ashburton, a Knight of the Garter, and originate from Leonora Caroline Baring, the 4th Baroness Ashburton (1844-1930). Lord Ashburton has also sold other family heirlooms, including the famous Harcourt Emeralds he inherited from his mother.
Estimate: 25,000 — 35,000 CHF
From a Ducal Collection
A ruby and diamond devant de corsage, from the late 19th century, designed as a foliate spray, set with calibré-cut rubies and circular-cut, cushion-shaped and rose diamonds, is being sold as the property of a Lady from a Ducal Collection.
Estimate: 40,000 — 60,000 CHF | 20,000 — 30,000 CHF
Formerly in the Collection of Gladys, Duchess of Marlborough
A Diamond bracelet from Cartier, circa the 1920s, and a Amethyst, turquoise and diamond necklace, also from Cartier, circa 1915 were formerly in the Collection of Gladys, Duchess of Marlborough, and were sold at the “A Casket of Highly Important Jewels, The Property of the late Gladys Marie, Dowager Duchess of Marlborough” Auction at Christie’s in London in July 1978.
Estimate: 15,000 — 25,000 CHF | 8,000 — 12,000 CHF
From the Collection of Charlotte De Bourbon, Duchesse de Ségovie
A Van Cleef & Arpels lacquer, onyx and diamond vanity case, and a Lady’s diamond wristwatch from Longines come from the collection of Charlotte De Bourbon, Duchesse de Ségovie, daughter-in-law of King Alfonso XIII and Queen Victoria Eugenie of Spain, and an aunt by marriage to King Juan Carlos of Spain.
Estimate: 70,000 — 90,000 CHF
From a Royal Family
A Diamond Tiara, circa 1880, of kokoshnik design, with floral and stylised foliate motifs, over a band of rows of circular-cut diamonds, in fitted case stamped N.Bloom & Son, comes from a Royal Family.
Estimate: 25,000 — 35,000 CHF
From the collection of Princess Laure de Beauvau-Craon
A natural pearl and diamond brooch, from the early 20th century, comes fromt eh collection of the late Princess Laure de Beauvau-Craon, widow of Prince Marc de Beauvau-Craon and the former Présidente-Directrice Générale of Sotheby’s Paris, who passed away last year.
Estimate: 260,000 — 390,000 CHF
Property of a British Noble Family
A suite of emerald and diamond jewels, from the 19th century, comprising: a necklace, a brooch en suite, a pair of emerald and diamond earrings, a pair of emerald and diamond bracelets, and an emerald and diamond ring, dated from the 1830s to the 1890s, in mid 19th century case, applied to the reverse with a paper label “Georgina Countess Manvers, desired that these jewels, which she inherited from her father the Duc de Coigny, should remain in the possession of the owner of Thoresby. Manvers April 1918.” The Earldom of Manvers went extinct in 1955, and the family seat of Thoresby Hall was owned by the family until the death of the last Countess Manvers, in 1984.
Estimate: 500,000 — 800,000 CHF
From a Austrian Noble Family
A sapphire and diamond brooch, from the late 19th century, set with three cabochon sapphires weighing 46.86, 10.09 and 9.93 carats respectively, which can be worn as pair of earrings or hair ornaments, in fitted case stamped Ernst Paltscho, come from an Austrian Noble Family.