The major European Auction Houses are finishing their annual autumn Royal and Noble Jewellery Sales, and we are featuring splendid Jewels, on Auction at Christie’s in Paris today!
Estimate: EUR 200,000 – EUR 300,000
Composed of natural pearls, old-cut and rose-cut diamonds, set in gilded-silver, circa 1840, with detachable three drop-shaped pearls, this Pearl and Diamond Brooch was previously listed as ‘formerly the property of Empress Maria Theresa of Austria’, and has almost an identical diamond frame, but not the pearls as Empress Frederik’s Pearl Corsage Brooch belonging to Princess Alexandra of Kent.
Estimate: EUR 20,000 – EUR 30,000
From The Hon. Dame Olivia Vernon Harcourt D.C.V.O
A two strand Pearl Necklace of of 55 and 50 pearls belonged to The Hon. Dame Olivia Vernon Harcourt D.C.V.O (1902-1984), daughter of the 1st Viscount Harcourt. The clasp on the necklace is her initials OVH in Diamonds so therefore pre-dates her marriage to Godfrey John Arthur Murray Lyle Mulholland in October 1923. Dame Olivia was a Woman of the Bedchamber to Queen Elizabeth, The Queen Mother.
Estimate: EUR 80,000 – EUR 120,000
A spectacular Emerald and Diamond Necklace consisting of large rectangular-cut emeralds, oval, round, old and single-cut diamonds, all gilded in silver.
Estimate: EUR 50,000 – EUR 80,000
A Boucheron Diamond Necklace, circa 1890, of old-cut and rose-cut diamonds, which can also be transformed into a Tiara, with the Frame that is also included in the lot.
Estimate: EUR 200,000 – EUR 250,000
A spectacular octagonal with rounded corners step-cut antique Emerald, with an approximate weight of 12.50 carats, and an old-cut diamond Pendant which can also be worn as a Brooch.