H.R.H. Princess Margaret's Art Deco bracelet worn for her 19th birthday portrait to be offered at auction
The First Art Newspaper on the Net    Established in 1996 Friday, July 19, 2024

H.R.H. Princess Margaret's Art Deco bracelet worn for her 19th birthday portrait to be offered at auction
Comprising a double row of cultured pearls bordering a millegrain-set line of circular-cut diamonds to a diamond and pearl openwork geometric clasp, it dates from circa 1925.

LONDON.- A stunning Art Deco cultured pearl and diamond bracelet owned by H.R.H. The Princess Margaret and worn for her 19th birthday photograph taken by Cecil Beaton in 1949, will be offered for sale by Dix Noonan Webb in their auction of Jewellery, Watches and Objects of Vertu on Tuesday September 14 at their Mayfair saleroom (16 Bolton Street, London W1J 8BQ). It is estimated to fetch £30,000-40,000.

Comprising a double row of cultured pearls bordering a millegrain-set line of circular-cut diamonds to a diamond and pearl openwork geometric clasp, it dates from circa 1925. It is presented in a later fitted red leather Cartier case. It was previously sold at Christie’s in 2006 in their prestigious auction of Jewellery and Fabergé from the Collection of H.R.H The Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon.

According to Cecil Beaton’s diary, this was the first of six portraits that he took of her before her marriage in 1960. Taken on July 8, 1949, it was published on her birthday, August 21. He recalled: “She was at Lords for the Eton and Harrow match, and got back a bit late but she is such a quick dresser that a few moments after her return she appeared changed into the new evening dress Hartnell had supplied her that morning – a dull dress of white tulle embroidered with sequin butterflies and a rainbow tulle scarf around the waist. She looked very pretty and wore quite a lot of make-up – and the eyes are of a piercing blue – catlike and fierce and so very pristine and youthful….”

He went on to say that he recalls: “This is very exciting she said as she walked up the long red carpeted arcade towards the Chinese drawing room in which we had placed all our complicated apparatus. I trust I haven’t dragged you away from Lords – Oh it wasn’t a drag, she said… “

He finished by mentioning: “She had been up till 5.30 the night before (she likes the peace and anonymity of the 400 nightclub) and towards the end of the two hour sitting, started to wilt and became very tired….”

Frances Noble, Head of the Jewellery Department and Associate Director at Dix Noonan Webb, said: “We are delighted to be selling this exquisite Art Deco diamond and cultured pearl bracelet which was formerly the property of H.R.H. Princess Margaret. The Princess was wearing this bracelet in the iconic portrait photograph taken on her 19th birthday by the Royal photographer, Cecil Beaton, at Buckingham Palace. This is a rare opportunity to purchase a very personal piece of Royal history with an impeccable provenance."

She continues: “This isn’t the first item this year that we have sold with a connection to Princess Margaret. In July, DNW sold the medals belonging to Group Captain Peter Townsend for £260,000. He was famously romantically involved with the Princess when she was 22 years old, and their story has been told to a new generation through the Netflix series The Crown.”

Dix Noonan Webb hold four specialist Jewellery, Watches and Object of Vertu sales each year. The September 14 auction will also include a stunning Art Deco aquamarine cocktail ring by Cartier, circa 1940, accompanied by the original hand drawn design options, and estimated at £4,000-6,000. It is being sold by the family who had originally commissioned the ring.

Other items of interest in the sale include an 1.01 carat D colour, Internally Flawless diamond ring, estimated at £7,000-8,000; an early 20th century Columbian 7 carat emerald set brooch, estimated at £5,000-7,000; a Burmese untreated 6.2 carat sapphire ring, estimated at £5,000-7,000; an early 19th century amethyst rivière necklace and ear pendants suite with an estimate of £4,000-6,000 and a 17th century portrait miniature of Jean-Baptist Colbert, French Comptroller General of Finances for Louis XIV of France, attributed to artist Petitot, later mounted as a pendant, and expected to fetch £2,000-2,600.

Today's News

July 27, 2021

The work of John Stobart embarks for East & West-Coast art fairs

Blum & Poe opens the first major U.S. survey of work by Yukinori Yanagi

Exhibition offers a fresh look at Dürer's brilliance and influence on later artists

The Wallace Collection's 'Dance to the Music of Time' on loan for first time in 121 years

Hauser & Wirth's new location on Isla del Rey opens with exhibition by Mark Bradford

Museum Brandhorst opens Alexandra Bircken's largest solo show to date

Exhibit celebrates the woman whose camerawork captured celebrities, surrealists and the zeitgeist of her era

Exhibition showcases an international selection of 18 emerging artists

AFIKARIS Gallery unveils joint exhibition of artists John Madu and Ousmane Niang

'The Sylvio Perlstein Collection: From Dada to Now' opens at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art

Art fair Foto Tallinn 2021 announces participants

Anthea Behm's first solo exhibition with 14a opens in Hamburg

A hit parade of offerings from the Estate of Phyllis McGuire tops the pops at Heritage Auctions

Scottish Goldsmith's Trust award winner's work to feature in Hamilton & Inches exhibition

Henri Vernes, prolific writer of French adventure novels, dies

Review: At Wagner's festival, a 'Dutchman' never sails

New release showcases an eclectic trove of music, poetry and spoken word made between 1978 and 1996

Macron backs heritage bid of remote Polynesian islands

Almodovar, Campion to compete for top prize at Venice film festival

National Museum Wales to acquire work by Artes Mundi artist Prabhakar Pachpute

National Arts Council, Singapore appoints artistic team to represent Singapore at 59th Biennale di Venezia

Pop-up exhibition by The Met's Civic Practice Partnership artist in residence Miguel Luciano opens in East Harlem

H.R.H. Princess Margaret's Art Deco bracelet worn for her 19th birthday portrait to be offered at auction

How to Enhance Security For Your Crypto Assets

5 Tips for Students to Learn Japanese Calligraphy

Why Basement Repair Is Important and How To Fix It?

What to consider before joining the bitcoin era trading community

What Makes Cosmetics Photography a Niche of Its Own?

Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .


Ignacio Villarreal
(1941 - 2019)
Editor & Publisher: Jose Villarreal
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Ramírez
Writer: Ofelia Zurbia Betancourt

Truck Accident Attorneys
Accident Attorneys

Royalville Communications, Inc

ignaciovillarreal.org juncodelavega.com facundocabral-elfinal.org
Founder's Site. Hommage
to a Mexican poet.

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site Parroquia Natividad del Señor
Tell a Friend
Dear User, please complete the form below in order to recommend the Artdaily newsletter to someone you know.
Please complete all fields marked *.
Sending Mail
Sending Successful