Lot: 8 – A 1960s Cartier 18ct yellow gold novelty bear brooch, designed as a bear wearing a necker
chief, set with a sapphire cabochon eye with surrounding eight-cut diamonds and a ruby cabochon nose, one ear stamped ‘S CARTIER’, the other stamped ‘L86?6’ (rubbed), hallmarked London import for 1964, with makers mark JC, brooch measures approx. 3.5×2.5cm.
PROVENANCE: A gift to the vendor from the personal collection of Lady Diana Delamere, (1913-1987, formerly Diana Caldwell), a socialite of the 1930s/40s living in Kenya at the heart of what came to be known as the Happy Valley set. Lady Delamere’s life was highly publicised after the murder of her then lover, the Right Honorable Josslyn Hay, 22nd Earl of Erroll, and the trial of her then husband, Sir Jock Delves Broughton. These events were later the subject of James Fox’s book ‘White Mischief’, and dramatised in the 1987 film of the same name, starring Greta Scacchi as Lady Diana and Charles Dance as the Earl of Erroll.
Lot: 15 – An diamond and emerald ring, set with a central round brilliant cut diamond, measuring approx. 5ct, the tapered shoulders set with eight-cut diamond accents and rectangular cut emeralds, set in unmarked white metal, ring size V.
Lot: 31 – A matinee length double string of graduated pearls, largest diameter approx. 8mm, smallest approx. 3mm, with an emerald and diamond set cluster design clasp, set with an octagonal cut emerald, measuring approx. 9x8mm, surrounded by a border of twelve old cut diamonds, in unmarked white metal.
Lot: 124 – A model by Arnold Clarke of “Catherine” lake type steam launch boat, circa 1900, 1/12th scale, with steam RC, 130cm lengt
Lot: 128 – A model by Arnold Clarke, 1987 Portable steam engine, scale 1”=1foot
Lot: 263 – A Blüthner leifthig ebonised baby grand piano, serial number 105551, with adjustable stool.
We are now consigning for our August 11th Jewellery, Silver, Watches & Interiors Auction!
Valuation Days: 36 Vyse Street, Birmingham, B18 6JY Tuesday’s, 2pm-4pm & Thursday’s, 10am-1pm