A pearl and diamond strap bracelet, circa 1890-1910
The bracelet set with a honeycomb pattern of rose-cut diamonds and half seed pearls, between foxtail-link borders, to a concealed clasp, length 18.4cm, fitted case by London & Ryder
Property from the Estate of Pamela Myers
Pamela Myers was the wife of artist Bernard Myers (1925-2007). They moved to St Peter’s Wharf, Chiswick in 1985 where Bernard kept his studio.
Pamela was the granddaughter of the eminent Victorian painter and illustrator Sir Luke Fildes KCVO RA (1843-1927). Fields himself was the grandson of the notable female political activist Mary Fildes (D. 1876) Sir Luke began his career as an illustrator for ‘The Graphic’ in 1869, recording and commenting on contemporary events. His image of an empty chair to evoke the death of Charles Dickens influenced many, including Van Gogh, whose painting ‘Gauguin's Chair’ of 1888 refers back to Fildes' composition. In 1874 he married Fanny Woods, an artist and artist model. Fildes enjoyed a highly successful career as a painter and was particularly known for his portraits, including those of King Edward VII, the Duke and Duchess of York and Prince George, the Prince of Wales.
For additional jewels from the estate, please see lots 1, 93, 161, 197 and 198.
Sold for £17,500
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