Continuing our series on Royal Jewels at Auction, here are the Royal and Noble Highlights from the Sotheby’s Fine Jewels Sale in London tomorrow-
Estimate: 3,500 — 5,000 GBP
Formerly in the collection of Helene Caroline Therese, Hereditary Princess of Thurn und Taxis, Duchess in Bavaria
A almandine garnet and diamond brooch, mid 19th century, was formerly in the collection of Helene Caroline Therese, The Hereditary Princess of Thurn und Taxis, Duchess in Bavaria, the elder sister of the famous Empress Elisabeth of Austria.
Estimate: 5,000 — 7,000 GBP
From the collection of a European Princely Family
Estimate: 15,000 — 20,000
A diamond tiara/necklace, from the 1880s, designed as an alternating series of floret motifs and knife-edge drops set with rose and cushion-shaped diamonds in cut-down collets, to a chain further set with rose diamonds.
Estimate: 40,000 — 60,000 GBP | 10,000 — 15,000 GBP
Formerly in the collection of the Earl of Mar & Kellie
A coloured diamond and diamond necklace, second half of the 19th century, and a diamond pendant/brooch come from the collection of the Earl of Mar & Kellie, who also auction the diamond fringe tiara worn in the portrait above.
Estimate: 2,000 — 3,000 GBP
A gold and seed pearl bangle, presented by the Prince of Wales (later King Edward VII) to Lady Adriana Pollock at Lahore in January 1876, during his extensive Tour of British India, which includes an inscription of the provenance.
Estimate: 7,000 — 9,000 GBP
A Royal Collection
A enamel, ruby and diamond zarf, from the 1860s, featuring openwork kite-shaped motifs applied with blue enamel and set with cabochon rubies, and cushion-shaped and rose diamonds, accompanied by a porcelain liner with floral decoration, comes from a Royal Collection.
Estimate: 8,000 — 12,000 GBP | 3,500 — 4,500 GBP | 3,000 — 4,000 GBP
Tourmaline and Diamond Tiara, Earrings, and Brooch, made by Charles de Temple in 1966, as listed as the property of a British Nobleman.
Estimate: 15,000 — 18,000 GBP
This emerald and diamond tiara, from the 1930s, features a series of bow motifs set with circular- and single-cut diamonds, centering on an oval emerald, and is detachable into a brooch and a bracelet.
Estimate: 30,000 — 40,000 GBP | 50,000 — 70,000 GBP
From the collection of Annie, Viscountess Cowdray
An Emerald and Diamond Brooch comes from a Tiara of Annie, the 1st Viscountess Cowdray, passing to the 2nd Viscountess Cowdray, her daughter, the Hon. Daisy Yoskyl Consuelo Pearson, and thence by descent to her daughter, who subsequently had the emeralds removed from the tiara, distributing them within the family. The Cartier 1920s Diamond Bracelet also comes from Lady Cowdray.