The London Important Jewels auction on 30 July features a group of important antique jewels including four tiaras and other items with royal and aristocratic provenance as well as a wide array of signed contemporary jewels, by the foremost jewellery maisons including Buccellati, Bulgari, Cartier, David Webb, Graff, Tiffany & Co. and Van Cleef & Arpels amongst others. Furthermore the sale includes fine examples of coloured gemstones, natural pearls, and diamonds.
We invite you to discover The Bathurst Jewels, Property from the late Gloria, Countess Bathurst (1927-2018). The jewellery offered here for sale, was commissioned or acquired by successive generations of the Bathurst family. From pearls (Lot 228) thought to be a gift from Queen Anne to Catherine, wife of 1st Earl Bathurst (1684-1775) through to the striking Art Deco pendant watch by Cartier (Lot 224) given as token of love by Lord Apsley, the Bathurst heir, to his bride in the early 1920s - this collection provides a rare and evocative window on a layered aristocratic collection through the lens of chosen acquisitions, inheritance and personal gifts amassed over a period of three hundred years.