• Rare Jewels and Objets d'Art:  auction at Christies

    Sale 2390

    Rare Jewels and Objets d'Art: A Superb Collection

    21 October 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 1130

    A SET OF SIX BEATRIX POTTER CHARACTER BROOCHES

    Price Realised  

    A SET OF SIX BEATRIX POTTER CHARACTER BROOCHES
    Comprising six multi-colored enamel brooches, each depicting a Beatrix Potter animal character, including Peter Rabbit, Mrs. Tiggy Winkle, Jeremy Fisher, Johnny Town-Mouse, Foxy Whiskered Gentleman and Jemima Puddle-Duck, mounted in 18k gold, 1972, with English hallmarks and maker's marks, in a burgundy leather fitted case
    Each signed EMI Film Prods. Ltd. 1972 (6)


    Contact Client Service
    • info@christies.com

    • New York +1 212 636 2000

    • London +44 (0)20 7839 9060

    • Hong Kong +852 2760 1766

    • Shanghai +86 21 6355 1766

    Contact the department

    Young Beatrix Potter took an early interest in the animal world, adopting frogs, newts and bats as childhood pets. She would observe them for hours at a time, studying their movements and drawing detailed sketches. Although her conservative parents had domestic expectations for her, Beatrix grew up to become an influential microbiologist. On holiday in Scotland in 1893, she recalled her childhood pets and wrote a short story about rabbits for her friend's young son. In 1901, at her friend's urging, Beatrix set out to find a publisher for her story, titled The Tale of Peter Rabbit and Mr. McGregor's Garden.