An Art Deco platinum, diamond and gem-set brooch

English, c.1935


with ruby, sapphire, citrine and amethyst flowers, each flower centred by a diamond, the petals formed from the gemstones, within an arched diamond frame, the five articulated drops suspending pear shaped diamonds can be removed.

English, circa 1935.

5.7 cm across

Contained in its original Carrington and Co fitted silk and velvet lined leather case.



Carrington & Co established by John Bodman Carrington were awarded the Royal Warrant by Queen Victoria and later attained the warrants of Prince Albert, Edward VII and George V, as well as Empress Nicholas II and Empress Alexandra of Russia.  In 1911 they mounted the famous Cullinan diamonds numbers III and IV into a jewel for Queen Mary. This jewel was a favourite of Her Late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, who dubbed it ‘Granny’s chips’.