Lot 467
  • 467

Diamond brooch

Estimate
7,000 - 10,000 GBP
Sold
40,000 GBP
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Description

  • diamond, metal
Designed as a heart pierced with an arrow, pavé-set with brilliant-cut diamonds, set to the centre with a heart-shaped diamond, fitted case.

Provenance

Specially commissioned by Andrew, 11th Duke of Devonshire (1920-2004) from Armour-Winston, as a diamond wedding anniversary present for Deborah, Duchess of Devonshire (1920-2014) and presented to the Duchess on 19th of April 2001. Later that year the Duke and Duchess held a 'World War II' themed tea party for several hundred couples from Derbyshire who shared their wedding year. This unique brooch adorned the Duchess's dress coat that day, worn on the shoulder as was very much her style.
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