Lady Patricia’s Diamond Brooch

Today marks the Anniversary of the Death of Princess Patricia of Connaught / Lady Patricia Ramsay, who died on this day in 1974! The granddaughter of Queen Victoria who gave up her title to marry a Scottish Earl’s son and was the aunt of Swedish and Danish Royals, Lady Patricia possessed many splendid jewels, including today’s Art Deco Diamond Brooch!

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A splendid Diamond Brooch featuring a pear-shaped diamond element inside a geometric Art Deco design, the provenance of the Brooch is unknown but it was likely acquired by Lady Patricia at some point by 1919, likely a wedding gift The Brooch was notably worn at the Wedding of Lady Diana Cooper and on her hat for a series of portraits for Tatler in 1928, taken with her son, Alexander Ramsay.

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A few years later, Lady Patricia was notably pictured wearing the Art Deco Diamond Brooch on her hat for the Wedding of Prince Henry, Duke of Gloucester and Lady Alice Montagu-Douglas-Scott at Buckingham Palace in 1935.

   

After Lady Patricia’s death, the Art Deco Diamond Brooch was inherited by her only son, Alexander, and his wife Lady Saltoun, and was included in the 74 lots that were sold at the Christie’s 15 May 1974 Important Jewels Sale, alongside the Honeysuckle TiaraQueen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee Chain, the Duchess of Connaught’s Diamond Rivieres, and the Connaught Bow Brooch. The current location of the Brooch is unknown.

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