Magnificent Jewels and Noble Jewels: Part I

Magnificent Jewels and Noble Jewels: Part I

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Formerly in the Collection of Maureen Constance Guinness, Marchioness of Dufferin and Ava

Important sapphire and diamond brooch, 1930s | 藍寶石配鑽石別針,1930年代

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May 11, 04:04 PM GMT

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1,880,000 - 2,800,000 CHF

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Formerly in the Collection of Maureen Constance Guinness, Marchioness of Dufferin and Ava

Important sapphire and diamond brooch

1930s

藍寶石配鑽石別針,1930年代


Designed as a stylised ribbon, set with an oval and a cushion-shaped sapphire weighing 55.19 carats and 25.97 carats respectively, embellished with circular-cut and baguette diamonds.


Accompanied by SSEF report no. 113964 and no. 113965 and Gübelin report no. 20070092 and no. 20070093, each stating that the sapphires are of Kashmir origin, with no indications of heating, together with four appendix letters.

Also accompanied by a copy of the inventory from Hariot Hamilton-Temple-Blackwood, Marchioness of Dufferin and Ava (1843-1936) that mentions:

'Two large sapphires set with diamonds as pendant – given me by people of Punjaub (sic) & sent after my return’.

The sapphires were given to Maureen Constance Guinness, Marchioness of Dufferin and Ava (1907-1998) by her grandmother-in-law, Hariot Hamilton-Temple-Blackwood, Marchioness of Dufferin and Ava (1843-1936).

By family tradition, the sapphires were later mounted in the brooch by Cartier in the 1930s.