vivien leigh’s jewelry on auction at sotheby’s - diamond necklace set
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Down jewelry received such attention.
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After the Oscar, Fei en Li, the dazzling light in the spotlight may be inevitable.
"Vivian: Vivian Lee Collection" will include dozens of pieces of jewelry, as well as paintings, books, furniture and clothing that once belonged to the "floating" star, scheduled for auction.
Jewelry includes a middle
19 th century bow-
Watches in 1940, with rubies and diamonds;
Natural pearl diamond necklace earrings set.
There is also a 1920 watch with a rectangular dial under the cover of the polished onyx Agate made by jewellers Hamilton and the company
In Kolkata, then Kolkata.
"This is a reference to Vivian's past," said David McDonald, an expert in charge of sales . ".
"She was born in India and we thought it was either for her mother or for her mother.
"The jewels now belong to the three sons of Suzanne Farrington.
His father was the first husband of the actress, British lawyer Herbert Lee Holman.
Charm bracelet is one of the few bracelets to mention the actress's career.
"This is probably one of the most amazing things in this auction . "
MacDonald said that he showed her charm, including a small gold book with a carved image of her Scarlett O'Hara and a pendant box, there is a picture of her from 1941 movies, the Hamilton woman.
Sotheby's also speculated that from her 1940 marriage with Lawrence Olivier, the ring could be her. The flower-
The etched gold band "may not have intrinsic value as a piece of jewelry, but the inscription inside is so beautiful: Lawrence olivefen is always ,"Macdonald said.
"We think it's a wedding ring, but we're not sure . "Macdonald said.
"I think Vivian has three wedding rings.
One of them got lost in the cinema, and she made a crazy gesture.
So we are not sure if this is restored or replaced.
"However, it feels very modern for marriage," he added . " He pointed out that the inscription was in Olivier's handwriting.
"This is not a square --
Cut down the inscription of the jeweler, in the manuscript
"The estimated value of this ring is between $400 and $600 pounds, or between $520 and $775.
"With jewelry . "
MacDonald said, "we tend to value it without a source:
The market value that these things usually value.
As a result, the price of the gold wedding band is between 400 and 600. ”To Ms.
Of course, Lee's fans will also be stolen.
"There are too many people who love her . "
McDonald said on a private tour of the product, "We received incredible sales responses from all over the world.
They're Larry and Viv.
It is a symbol of love between a drama royal couple, in the Golden Age of Hollywood, especially her. ”Mrs.
Mr. Farrington, who died on 2015 at the age of 81, lived a peaceful life without wearing jewelryMacdonald said.
"We got a call to go to the Coutts Bank in London and go to her safe box and we found this incredible leather jewelry box.
All in it.
Cases made by Asprey will also be auctioned.
It is estimated to be worth between 800 and 1,200.
McDonald added, "What's really cool is the date.
"The crocodile case is embossed with the initials V. L. O.
On October 12, 1949, the date of the London stage premiere of the streetcar.
Starring Lee, director Olivier. (
The actress continued to play Blanche DuBois in the 1951 film edition and won an Oscar for the second time.
Her first film was 1939 movie Gone with the wind. ”)
The history of the jewelry case is also a bit mysterious. But Mr.
MacDonald has a theory.
"When Blanche Dubois arrived to live with her sister, she carried all her luggage, the decorations of her past fascinating life.
But unlike Vivian, Blanch's stuff is a mess because she's in trouble . "
"I wonder if this is just a small reference," he added . ".
"I was wondering if anyone said 'let's give her a nice jewelry box.
It's too hard because we don't have the letter 'I gave this to you.
But that's what you want.
Because it's an unusual gift for the opening night, isn't it?