Royal jewellery goes under the hammer at SAS today (Tues)
Two lots are being sold by the vendor, who grew up on the estates of the Royal Household and was given the items by Alice Keppel herself.
The first, a suite of garnet set jewellery, comprising a cross pendant, a spray brooch and brooch presented in a fitted case, is expected to fetch between £300 and £500, and the second, a part suite of garnet set jewellery, the fitted case now comprising an ornate Maltese cross pendant set with cut red stones and pearls and a pair of pendant drop earrings, between £200 and £300.
SAS director Neil Shuttleworth said: “These pieces have a fascinating history and an interesting story which has come from the executors of the estate. They are very fine pieces and certainly carry the attributes of quality craftsmanship, although they are in need of some restoration and TLC.
“Here at Special Auction Services we are excited and looking forward to the auction.”
The lots are one of many at a jewellery auction taking place at the SAS auction house on Greenham Business Park, from 10am.