Jewelry of the British Duchess of Abercorn Alexandra went under the hammer at Christie's in London for tens of millions of rubles. The relevant information appeared on the Daily Star website.
Three natural pearl necklaces, inherited by Duchess Alexandra from her great-grandmother Alice Mankiewicz, were exhibited at the auction. It is known that the latter was the wife of an entrepreneur Julius Werner, who exported diamonds from South Africa.
It is noted that the estimated value of the lot ranged from 175 to 200 thousand pounds (from 17 to 20 million rubles). Ultimately, the jewelry was sold for 375 thousand pounds (37 million rubles). The buyer's name was not disclosed.
According to the material, the Duchess of Abercorn was a descendant of Emperor Nicholas I and the Russian writer Alexander Pushkin. The public figure spent her entire life promoting the poet's work in Ireland and Scotland until her death on December 9, 2018.
In June, the stockings of the British Queen Victoria wanted to be auctioned. We are talking about a collection of things, which includes children's shoes, gloves and almost 200-year-old beige silk stockings, which previously belonged to the queen herself. It is noted that the product bears the VR (Queen Victoria) monogram.