Lot 466
  • 466

Pair of aquamarine and diamond clips, 1930s

Estimate
2,000 - 3,000 GBP
Sold
18,750 GBP
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Description

  • aquamarine, diamond, metal
Each of scroll design set with step-cut, oval and trapeze-shaped aquamarines, and brilliant-cut diamonds.

Provenance

A wedding gift to Deborah, Duchess of Devonshire (1920-2014) in April 1941 from her parents-in-law Edward, 10th Duke of Devonshire (1895–1950) and Mary, Duchess of Devonshire (1895-1988)

Literature

Deborah Devonshire, Wait for Me, London, 2010, p. 120.

The Duchess refers to the offered lot when she writes (op. cit.), 'My parents-in-law' were kindness itself, letting us have the furniture we needed for the tiny mews house off Regent's Park where we lived while Andrew was stationed in London, making us presents of a car and a huge double bed, and in giving me a pair of beautiful diamond and aquamarine clips'.

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