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 Christie’s Important Jewels Sale in London on the 28th of November.
Estimate: GBP 3,000 – GBP 5,000
Formerly the Property of Dame Barbra Cartland and a Connoisseur
A pair of Art Deco Diamond Butterfly Earrings, circa 1930, formerly the property of Dame Barbara Cartland, DBE, CStJ, the bestselling English romantic novelist, who holds a place in the Guinness World Records for the most novels written in a single year. Dame Barbra was also the mother of Raine, Countess Spencer, stepmother of the late Diana, Princess of Wales.
Estimate: GBP 2,000 – GBP 3,000
A 19th century Emerald Diamond Tiara, circa 1890, featuring three large oval cabochon emeralds in a kokoshnik frame.
Estimate: GBP 15,000 – GBP 20,000
Formerly the property of Raine, Countess Spencer
A Pair of Cultured Pearl and Diamond Earrings, Ring, Van Cleef & Arpels, and Necklace, circa 1990, come from the collection of Raine, Countess Spencer, stepmother of the late Diana, Princess of Wales, and daughter of the aforementioned Dame Barbara Cartland. Jewels from the collection of the late Countess Spencer were also sold last year.
Estimate: GBP 10,000 – GBP 15,000
Property of a Noble Scottish Family
A rare Renaissance double-sided gold trefoil pendant, each lobe enclosing a dark blue cloisonné enamel crescent moon attached to a pair of dark green cloisonné confronted scrolls on a pounced ground, centred on a pair of oval miniature portrait busts to the front and reverse, comes from the collection of a Scottish Noble Family.
Estimate: GBP 3,500 – GBP 4,500
A late 19th century Diamond Tiara, circa 1890, featuring old and rose-cut diamond stars and a sunray base.
Estimate: GBP 25,000 – GBP 30,000
A late 19th century Diamond Tiara, circa 1890, featuring old and rose-cut diamonds set in a foliate design.