The Property of
A LADY OF TITLE
An antique diamond necklace/tiara
Designed as a single line of cushion-cut diamonds with collet connections suspending nine cushion-cut, circular and pear-shaped diamond drops with collet surmounts, mounted in silver and gold, circa 1820, 38.0cm. long, (with tiara frame) (2)
Formerly the property of the late Sir Fitzroy Maclean Bt. Kt. who inherited the necklace from his grandmother, Mrs George Royle, the doyenne of British society in Egypt circa 1890-1914 and by family tradition from the Countess de Longueville, rescued by her ancestor from Paris during the French revolution.