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

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