An impressive art deco diamond double-clip brooch,, by Cartier London,
Lot 74
An impressive art deco diamond double-clip brooch,, by Cartier London,
Sold for £29,150 (US$ 48,967) inc. premium
Auction Details
Lot Details
An impressive art deco diamond double-clip brooch, by Cartier London, circa 1935
Each mitre-shaped clip pavé-set with brilliant-cut diamonds, the largest at the centre, and lines of baguette-cut diamonds, further embellished with pear-shaped and marquise-cut diamonds, diamonds approximately 25.00 total, each clip signed Cartier London,

Footnotes

  • This diamond double-clip brooch, acquired in 1961 by a member of the current owner's family, was understood at the time of purchase, to have once belonged to Princess Margaret, having been given to her by Billy Wallace. As part of the "Margaret Set", Wallace, the wealthy son of Captain Euan Wallace and grandson of Sir Edwin Lutyens, was favoured as an amusing and smart companion. In 1956 the Princess accepted his proposal of marriage. Their engagement was never formally announced and was short-lived due to Wallace's confession of an illicit affair in the Bahamas whilst they were courting, thus prompting the Princess to part company with him and her diamond brooch.
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