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299

Banded agate and diamond pendant, 1861

Estimate:

1,000

to
- 1,500 GBP

Royal Jewels

Banded agate and diamond pendant, 1861

Banded agate and diamond pendant, 1861

Estimate:

1,000

to
- 1,500 GBP

Lot sold:

32,760

GBP

Royal Jewels

Banded agate and diamond pendant

1861


the oval locket set with a section of banded agate, set to the centre with a cushion-shaped diamond within a star border, opening to reveal a miniature photograph of the Duchess of Kent and a lock of hair, the reverse with the inscription Dear Mama b. Aug 17 1786 | from Albert in remembrance of March 16 1861 | Du warst uns Freud und Glück [You were our joy and happiness]

Length including bail approximately 35mm. Gross weight approximately 15 grams. Some light abrasions. Opens and closes securely. Overall condition good.


"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Please note that colour, clarity and weight of gemstones are statements of opinion only and not statements of fact by Sotheby's. We do not guarantee, and are not responsible for any certificate from a gemological laboratory that may accompany the property. We do not guarantee that watches are in working order. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue, in particular to the Notice regarding the treatment and condition of gemstones.

NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."

Commissioned by Albert, Prince Consort (1819–1861) for Queen Victoria (1819–1901) as a mourning jewel on the death of her mother, Princess Victoria of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld, later Duchess of Kent (1786–1861);
By descent through Princess Alice (1843-1878) to her eldest son Ernest Louis Grand Duke of Hesse (1892-1918);
His son Louis, Prince of Hesse and by Rhine (1908-1968);
His wife Margaret, Princess of Hesse and by Rhine (1913-1997), known in the family as 'Peg of Hesse';
Thence by descent.