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FORMERLY IN THE COLLECTION OF PRINCESS THÉRÉSA VATCHNADZÉ, NÉE BEGLARIAN

Emerald, ruby and diamond brooch and a watch/brooch
Estimate
2,0003,000
LOT SOLD. 2,500 GBP
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FORMERLY IN THE COLLECTION OF PRINCESS THÉRÉSA VATCHNADZÉ, NÉE BEGLARIAN

Emerald, ruby and diamond brooch and a watch/brooch
Estimate
2,0003,000
LOT SOLD. 2,500 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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Emerald, ruby and diamond brooch and a watch/brooch
Comprising: a brooch designed as a vase emitting a spray of flowers and set with cabochon emeralds, carved rubies and single-cut diamonds, French assay and maker's marks; and a brooch/watch, set with oval-cut rubies, emeralds and diamonds, signed J. F. Bautte & Co., numbered, hands and glass deficient.
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Catalogue Note

She studied briefly at the University of Moscow and then married David Adamoff, a brilliant jurist. Immediately after the birth of their son Jean (Ivan) in 1918 Thérèse was sent abroad with substantial means. Her father asked her to get her two sisters and her brother out of Soviet Union after she settled . She realized on the ship taking her to Constantinople (Istambul) that her husband was not on board. During the crossing, she was courted by Prince Irakli Vatchnadze and eventually married him after years of searching for her husband. Thérèse managed to get her youngest sister Irina out of the USSR but her sister Tania and her brother never left the USSR. She settled in Paris and became a successful fashion designer. Prince Irakli never managed to find work and lived of his wife’s earnings. Many men of that generation were supported by their wives who managed to have a career in the Western world. Notables among which King Faysal were among her clients. It is rumored that some of her jewels were his gifts.

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