Jewellery auction reveals Rothschild’s equestrian passion

An Edwardian enamel and diamond horse and jockey brooch established in the type of St Amant, the British thoroughbred owned and bred by Renée Rothschild’s grandfather. It is estimated to fetch involving £600 and £800. © Dreweatts

Jewellery from the selection of racehorse trainer Renée Louise Marie de Rothschild (1927-2015) is going up for auction at a sale in Britain following month.

A keen equestrian, Rothschild married British Olympic showjumper Peter Robeson OBE (1929-2018), recognised as the ‘Godfather of British demonstrate-jumping’ and with each other they became massively effective racehorse trainers from their stud in Buckinghamshire, England. She was one of the daughters of Anthony Gustav de Rothschild (1887-1961) of the illustrious Rothschild banking dynasty, and Yvonne Lydia Louise Cahen d’Anvers (1899-1977), who was also from a banking spouse and children.

The assortment will be sold by auction household Dreweatts on November 23, 2022.

Lots of of the jewels in the collection reflect Rothschild’s authentic passion for horses, together with an Edwardian enamel and diamond horse and jockey brooch designed in the sort of St Amant, a British thoroughbred owned and bred by Renée Rothschild’s grandfather, Leopold Nathan de Rothschild (1845-1917).

St Amant’s racing profession was shorter-lived, lasting only a few decades. The highlight was his acquire at the 1904 Epsom Derby when he was ridden by celebrated British jockey Walter Kempton Cannon (1879-1951). The race took put during a violent thunderstorm, but the crowd’s enthusiastic reception to St Amant’s acquire was down to Leopold de Rothschild’s common attractiveness. The get was greatly noted in the press and was later on celebrated with a meal at the Savoy in London.

St Amant started misbehaving and became known as ‘a extensive rogue’ until eventually his instead extraordinary bond with a cat, who grew to become a consistent companion through coaching. The cat seemed to temper the horse’s temper and his closing gain in 1905 (the jockey club stakes at Newmarket), was attributed partly to this. St Amant was retired in 1906 and went on to sire the champion filly Chacolet, who experienced a prosperous racing vocation in the 1920s in the US.

The brooch contains an old reduce and rose slash diamond set galloping horse with an enamelled jockey wearing blue silk and yellow hat. It has a knife edge bar with a rose minimize diamond set with St A at the terminals. It dates from 1904 and carries an estimate of £600 to £800.

An early 20th century sapphire, diamond and enamel brooch featuring a jockey on a hobby horse. Its has a pre-sale estimate of £1500 to £2000.
An early 20th century sapphire, diamond and enamel brooch showcasing a jockey on a hobby horse. Its has a pre-sale estimate of £1500 to £2000. © Dreweatts

An early 20th century sapphire, diamond and enamel brooch featuring a jockey on a passion horse is a pleasurable addition to the collection. The jockey who wears the Rothschild colours has an enamelled face and boots and is sporting a round slice blue sapphire silks and yellow diamond hat. The jodhpurs are pavé established rose slash diamond and the jockey is riding a rose slice diamond accented hobby horse, with a ruby eye and a transitional lower diamond wheel. Relationship from about 1905, it has an estimate of £1500 to £2000.

James Nicholson, Deputy Chairman and Worldwide Head of Jewelry, Silver and Watches at Dreweatts, said the selection of 45 jewels and precious bins provides a glimpse into how loved ones jewelry collections appear with each other over the generations, with items from distinctive intervals of jewelry style and design.

“Some of the pieces, these as the jockey brooches, have a unique background all of their personal, introducing to their attract.”

In other places in the collection is an tasteful gold observe pendant by Cartier, dating from 1912. It is engraved on the again ‘Marie from Jimmy Xmas 1912’. The Marie in concern was Marie De Rothschild (Nee Perugia, 1862-1937), Renée’s paternal grandmother. It carries an estimate of £800 to £1200.

A French 1930s platinum, sapphire and diamond bracelet is a emphasize of the selection. It options sleek octagonal panels set with calibré slash sapphires and transitional lower diamond and baguette slice diamond established hyperlinks, with French Platinum Poinçons. It carries an estimate of £15,000 to £20,000.

A French 1930s platinum, sapphire and diamond bracelet is estimated at between £15,000 and £20,000.
A French 1930s platinum, sapphire and diamond bracelet is believed at between £15,000 and £20,000. © Dreweatts
A carved agate scent bottle in the shape of a begging dog is estimated at between £2500 and £3500.
A carved agate scent bottle in the form of a begging pet dog is estimated at amongst £2500 and £3500. © Dreweatts

A carved agate scent bottle is shaped as a canine in a begging stance on his hind legs. His hinged neck attributes a gold and white enamel collar inscribed ‘Toujour Fidele’ and it stands on a gold foundation. A equally carved agate scent bottle in the form of a seated pet dog kinds section of a mid-18th century carved agate blend scent bottle and snuff box with a hunter, in the Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Selection, which was gifted to the Victoria and Albert Museum in 1996. The bottle dates from circa 1760 and carries an estimate of £2500 to £3500.

A striking French Artwork Deco lapis lazuli and diamond difficult case features an eye-catching platinum mounted and rose reduce diamond thumb piece and catch in the variety of the Egyptian God Horus. Its glittering outstretched wings on the entrance offset versus the daring color build a extraordinary impact. It dates from circa 1925 and is estimated to fetch between £1500 and £2000.

The assortment will be provided at Dreweatts auctioneers in a sale of Wonderful Jewelry, Silver, Watches and Luxury Accessories on November 23, 2022.