Dix Noonan Webb will public sale HRH Princess Margaret’s aquamarine and diamond brooch by Cartier in its public sale of Jewelry, Watches and Objects of Vertu on 23 November at its Mayfair saleroom.
The brooch by Cartier dates from 1932, bought by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth from Cartier in 1947 for £175, and it’s estimated to promote for £40,000-50,000.
Engraved with the possession mark ‘M’ beneath Princess Margaret’s coronet, the brooch was previously from The Assortment of Her Royal Highness, Princess Margaret, and was bought at Christie’s in June 2006.
Different objects within the sale embody a number of Cartier items, together with an aquamarine line bracelet circa 1940, a diamond and onyx lovebirds brooch circa 1960, and a diamond and sapphire owl brooch circa 1950.
A nineteenth Century amethyst cross pendant, previously the property of Edith Vane-Tempest-Stewart, Marchioness of Londonderry, may even be bought on the public sale.
Frances Noble, head of the Jewelry Division and affiliate director at Dix Noonan Webb, stated: “Princess Margaret’s love of brooches was evident all through her life, and this specific brooch appears to have been a favorite, as there are quite a few pictures of her carrying it all through her life.
“We’re thrilled to offer this notably stunning Cartier brooch in our November 23 public sale, following on from the success earlier this yr of the sale of Princess Margaret’s iconic Artwork Deco pearl and diamond bracelet, which she wore in her nineteenth birthday portrait by Cecil Beaton in 1949 and which subsequently bought at DNW for the astonishing worth of £398,000.”
She added: “These current excessive costs verify the sturdy curiosity at the moment at public sale for objects with a Royal provenance, partly in all probability as a result of Netflix collection The Crown, which has launched a brand new youthful viewers to the tales and personalities of our Royal Household.”