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Lot 551

From the Collection of HRH The Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon: An aquamarine brooch, by John Donald, the central irregularly faceted aquamarine crystal within an abstract border of radiating textured round tubes, 18ct gold settings engraved with Royal M cipher, circa 1967, brooch length 67.8mm, aqua length 30mm, 27.5g, with certificate from Kensington Palace signed by Viscount Linley (Prov. ex Christie's sale, Lot 44, 13th June 2006)

Estimate £5,000 - £10,000 Sold for £7,000

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Brooch is in very good original condition, aquamarine has been organically fashioned to display multiple internal inclusions, there is a small chip along one of the main facet edges, approx 2mm long, all other faults are natural to the stone, aqua measures approx 23.6mm x 29.5mm x 10mm, overall brooch dimensions approx 67.8mm x 54.4mm, settings in very good condition, very lightly surface scratched, hallmarks and cipher clear, lot comes with original Christie's lot tag and certificate of provenance from Kensington Palace, a fantastic lot.