Cartier | Diamond and Sapphire Bracelet 卡地亞 鑽石配藍寶石手鏈
40,000 - 60,000 USD
From the Collection of Clotilde Cavendish-Bentinck, thence by descent
Cartier | Diamond and Sapphire Bracelet
Composed of rectangular brick links set with round diamonds, each terminated by a square-cut sapphire, length 7 inches, signed Cartier, numbered 8549, 8548 and 8489, circa 2nd quarter, 20th century.
In good condition, the mounting with light wear, one link near the center slightly warped. Mounting tests as platinum. The diamonds, estimated to weigh a total of approximately 10.10 carats are approximately G-H color, primarily VS clarity with a few SI clarity examples. The sapphires are medium blue, slightly to moderately included. Width approximately ½ inch. Clasp closes securely.
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The American-born Clotilde Cavendish-Bentink was the first wife of Victor Cavendish-Bentinck, 9th Duke of Portland (1897-1990). The Duke was third cousin once removed to Queen Elizabeth, sharing descent from the 3rd Duke of Portland; the Queen was also godmother to his son William, who predeceased him. Known informally as Bill, his diplomatic career included serving as Chairman of the Joint Intelligence Community during World War II and also as British Ambassador to Poland. The present bracelet passed to his and Clotilde’s daughter, Lady Margaret Cavendish-Bentinck, and subsequently to the next generation.