The Family Collection of the late Countess Mountbatten of Burma | 24 March 2021

Sotheby’s is auctioning the ‘Family Collection of the late Countess Mountbatten of Burma’, elder daughter of Earl Mountbatten and , the first cousin of the Duke of Edinburgh, and a great-great-granddaughter of Queen Victoria, in London tomorrow. Offering glimpse into the legacy of two legendary families with over 350 lots spanning Jewellery, Furniture, Paintings, Sculpture, Chinese Works of Art, Silver, Ceramics & Objets d’Art, we are rounding up all the Jewellery on Auction London.

The Family Collection of the late Countess Mountbatten of Burma | 24 March 2021

The ‘Banks Diamond’ Pendant/brooch

Estimate: 40,000 – 60,000 GBP

Result: 138,600 GBP

A late 18th century brooch with a cushion-shaped yellow diamond given to explorer and botanist Joseph Banks by his eccentric sister Sarah around the time of his marriage in 1779. Passing from his wife Dorothea to her sister Mary, Lady Knatchbull, the brooch was a Knatchbull family heirloom for centuries.

Diamond Necklace

Estimate: 4,000 – 6,000 GBP

Result: 44,100 GBP

Designed as a garland of ivy leaves in the 1880s, with screw fittings to allow it to be worn as a tiara, this necklace was worn by Lady Pamela for a portrait in the 1950s, and was probably inherited from Edwina, Countess Mountbatten, who may have also worn it to an event in the 1950s.

Diamond brooch, designed by The Earl Mountbatten

Estimate: 4,000 – 6,000 GBP

Result: 11,970 GBP

This diamond brooch designed by the Earl Mountbatten was a gift to his daughter Patricia, the 2nd Countess to celebrate an important occasion, in which he cleverly used a repeated wave motif, a reflection of his association with the sea. The Brooch was worn by Lady Mountbatten at the Wedding of her granddaughter, the Hon. Alexandra Knatchbull, in 2016.

Clip Brooch, designed by Earl Mountbatten

Estimate: 200 – 300 GBP

Result: 7,560 GBP

A clip brooch, designed by Earl Mountbatten using the monogram P B for Patricia, Lady Brabourne, the brooch was a gift to the Lady Brabourne on her wedding to Lord Brabourne in 1946, symbolising her new initials.

Natural Pearl and Diamond Earrings | Diamond Bracelet | Diamond Pendant/Brooch | Diamond Brooch | Pearl, diamond and enamel Bracelet | Diamond double clip Brooch | Diamond Earrings/Brooch | Emerald and diamond Ring |  Emerald and synthetic ruby Brooch | Art Deco lacquer vanity case 

Estimate: 8,000 – 10,000 GBP  | 4,000 – 6,000 GBP | 3,000 – 5,000 GBP | 4,000 – 6,000 GBP | 2,000 – 3,000 GBP | 4,000 – 6,000 GBP | 3,000 – 5,000 GBP | 800 – 1,200 GBP | 6,000 – 8,000 GBP | 800 – 1,200 GBP

From Doreen, Lady Brabourne

A series of jewels in the Auction come from the collection of Doreen, Lady Brabourne, the mother-in-law of Countess Mountbatten, who inherited quite a few of the pieces from her mother, the Marchioness of Sligo.

Agate and Diamond Pendant | Hardstone, Enamel and Diamond Pendant | Agate and Pearl Pendant | Onyx and seed pearl button | Seed pearl and enamel brooch | Diamond and Enamelled Gold Bracelet

Estimate: 1,000 – 1,500 GBP | 2,000 – 3,000 GBP | 1,000 – 1,500 GBP | 1,000 – 1,500 GBP | 1,500 – 2,000 GBP

From Queen Victoria, the Princess of Hesse, and Lady Patricia Ramsay

Pair of emerald, enamel and diamond Cufflinks |   Onyx and diamond buttons

Estimate: 5,000 – 7,000 GBP | 300 – 500 GBP

Wedding gifts from Queen Victoria Eugenie to Lord Louis Mountbatten and from Lady Cunard

Hennell Rock crystal, emerald and diamond bracelet  | Gem set and diamond necklace | Pair of gem set and diamond ear clips | Pair of gem set and diamond clip brooches | Diamond earrings | Ruby and diamond ear clips | Cartier Pearl and diamond Bracelet | Gem set and diamond bracelet | Diamond Brooch | A pair of emerald, sapphire and diamond ear clips | Pair of emerald and synthetic ruby brooches | Italian Cameo | Gem set and diamond ring | The Girl Guides bracelet |  Boucheron Enamel and diamond brooch | Seed-pearl and Enamelled Pendant | Enamel and diamond brooch and an enamel and seed pearl sweetheart brooch | Tri-coloured Brooch | Gold ruby and diamond brooch | Iberian Pendant | Pendant with a miniature teatime scene | Ivory, enamel and diamond pendant | Four hat pins | Two seed pearl necklaces | Two bracelets | Clip brooch |  Turquoise demi-parure  | Cultured pearl, sapphire and diamond necklace | Amethyst and diamond brooch | Diamond earrings | Ruby and diamond bangle | Enamel and diamond brooch | Bracelet

Estimate: 15,000 – 20,000 GBP |40,000 – 60,000 GBP  | 6,000 – 8,000 GBP | 10,000 – 15,000 GBP | 2,000 – 3,000 GBP | 4,000 – 6,000 GBP | 3,000 – 5,000 GBP | 3,000 – 5,000 GBP | 4,000 – 6,000 GBP | 3,000 – 5,000 GBP | 4,000 – 6,000 GBP | 4,000 – 6,000 GBP | 1,200 – 1,500 GBP |1,000 – 1,500 GBP  | 20,000 – 30,000 GBP | 6,000 – 8,000 GBP | 3,000 – 5,000 GBP | 400 – 600 GBP | 400 – 600 GBP |4,000 – 6,000 GBP | 300 – 500 GBP | 600 – 800 GBP | 80 – 100 GBP | 1,500 – 2,000 GBP | 400 – 600 GBP | 600 – 900 GBP | 1,200 – 1,800 GBP | 200 – 300 GBP | 800 – 1,200 GBP | 2,200 – 2,600 GBP | 200 – 300 GBP | 500 – 700 GBP  | 2,000 – 3,000 GBP | 1,500 – 2,000 GBP | 6,000 – 8,000 GBP | 1,200 – 1,500 GBP | 250 – 350 GBP | 1,000 – 1,500 GBP

Cartier Silver and Enamel Calendar Desk Timepiece | Royal presentation snuff box | Gold snuff box | A gold-mounted agate snuff box | A gold-mounted petrified wood snuff box | A glass bonbonniere with two-colour gold mounts | A three-colour gold snuff box | A small gold and enamel snuff box | A gold and enamel snuff box | A pair of jewelled and enamelled gold elephants  | A jewelled silver vanity case | A small jewelled vanity case | Lacloche Frères Ruby and diamond evening bag | Fabergé Imperial Cigarette Case  |  Cartier Timepiece

Estimate: 7,000 – 9,000 GBP | 4,000 – 6,000 GBP | 1,000 – 1,500 GBP | 2,000 – 3,000 GBP | 1,500 – 2,000 GBP | 2,500 – 3,500 GBP |  2,000 – 3,000 GBP| 1,000 – 1,500 GBP | 800 – 1,200 GBP | 2,000 – 3,000 GBP  | 600 – 800 GBP | 500 – 700 GBP | 2,000 – 3,000 GBP | 8,000 – 12,000 GBP |  10,000 – 15,000 GBP

Mountbatten Tiara | Pearl and Diamond Tiara | Pearl Star Tiara | Art Deco Diamond Necklace | Emerald Necklace

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