04 February 2016

The Duchess of Devonshire at Sotheby's

March 2, London, Sotheby’s is selling 450 of the Duchess of Devonshire’s personal effects. Family photos, books, friends’ gifts and jewels evoke the personality of this English aristocrat, born Deborah Mitford, the youngest of the famous and very much-talked-about sisters of the Roaring Twenties.

  • A Cartier lady's gold, enamel, diamond and pearl-set pendant watch - Circa 1910 - Estimate: £4,000 - 6,000

  • Rock crystal and enamel pendant - On the ribbon, you can read "TOUJOURS SINCÈRE" - Early 18th century - Estimate: £400 - 600

  • Gold, turquoise and jet charm - Early 19th century - Estimate: £80 - 120

  • Diamond brooch - Late 19th century - Estimate: £1 500 - 2 500

  • An enamel and gem set brooch depicting a grotesque mask - Circa 1890 - Estimate: £2,000 - 3,000

  • Garnet, enamel and diamond brooch - Estimate: £1,000 - 1,500

Most popular articles

Anaconda at White Bird

Monica Rossi’s jewelry is at White Bird with her very poetic jewelry.

Marin Montagut's mineralogical plates

One of the nice finds in the in the brand new Parisian shop of Marin Montagut: the mineralogical plates painted in watercolor.

Sheila Westera's wire mounts

Dutch designer Sheila Westera makes her mounts using gold or silver wire. It slips around the finger and holds the stone, it winds itself interminably...

Secrets, buttons and diamonds at Chanel

The new “Mademoiselle Privé” de Chanel watch collection consists of 7 cuffs fastened by a button.

The "Coiffes et Parures" signing at Mellerio

On March 7, I attended a book signing for my children’s book “Coiffes et Parures” (Headdresses and Finery) at Mellerio’s. On a highly enjoyable sunny...

Alexandra Jefford x Smythson

Jewelry designer Alexandra Jefford created a series of gold rings with crafted knots of colored Smythson leather.