A 19th century diamond riviére
Lot 139
A 19th century diamond riviére
Sold for £115,000 (US$ 154,279) inc. premium

Fine Jewellery

27 Apr 2017, 14:00 BST

London, New Bond Street

Lot Details
A 19th century diamond riviére
A 19th century diamond riviére
Composed of 45 collet-set cushion-shaped diamonds, graduating in size from the centre, the five largest weighing 2.35, 2.30, 2.08, 1.96 and 1.91 carats, to a similarly-set cushion-shaped diamond single-stone clasp, mounted in silver and gold, diamonds approximately 43.00 carats total, length 37.4cm, fitted case (necklace subsequently shortened)

Footnotes

  • Provenance
    Sir George Faudel-Phillips (1840-1922)
    Descent to the current owner

    Faudel-Phillips was appointed Sheriff of London and Middlesex (1884-85), succeeded his father as Alderman of the Ward of Farringdon Within (1888), and became a Governor of the Honorable Irish Society (1894). The following year, he was created High Sheriff of the County of London and in 1896 he became Lord Mayor of the City of London.

    As Chief Magistrate of the City of London, Faudel-Phillips received Queen Victoria at Temple Bar on the occasion of the Jubilee thanksgiving service which was held at St Paul's Cathedral and subsequently at the Mansion House. His year of office was one of remarkable philanthropy; he raised funds which amounted, in the aggregate, to £1,000,000 for the relief of famine in India and for other charitable objects. He was created a baronet and in recognition of his services to India, received the Grand Cross of the Indian Empire. He also received numerous foreign decorations. Sir George Faudel-Phillips also served the Jewish community as president of the Jews' Orphan Asylum and of the Society for the Relief of the Jewish Blind.

Saleroom notices

  • Please note that the current owner is the great-grandson of Sir George Faudel-Phillips, the original owner of the riviére.
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