Christie’s auction to include jewellery of the late Dowager Countess Bathurst


The Christie’s Important Jewels auction taking place in London next week is set to include property of the late Dowager Countess Bathurst.

The pieces were seen in a dedicated collection sale yesterday, 22 July, and will be on offer on Thursday 30 July too.

Hosted at 8 King Street, St James’s, the sale will begin at 11 am and consists of 236 lots.

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Viewings are available 25-29 July, 12-5pm on 25 and 26, and 10am-6pm thereafter.

The most valuable piece from the collection, is an early 20th-century diamond tiara, commissioned from Cartier by Lilias, Countess Bathurst (1871-1965).

Auctioneer Christie’s said the collection also includes chosen acquisitions, inheritance and personal gifts amassed throughout a lifetime.

This includes an art deco enamel, gem and diamond pendant watch, Cartier, estimated at £30,000-40,000.

The Dowager Countess Bathurst, Gloria Rutherson, died in 2018.

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