The oval gold frame, enamelled with white, sky and dark blue trails of flowers and leaves surrounds a bust of Cleopatra, head and bust in agate, blue snake coiled around her right arm and hand, facing towards the front, within an inner border of fruit and flowers. 16th century.
An emerald and diamond tiara in a fitted case by Marzo. The central square-cut emerald set amidst a tapering openwork panelof scrolling foliate motifs, mounted atop a band set with six graduated cut-cornered step-cut emeralds interspersed with openwork panels with knife-edge set diamond collets, the piece set throughout with old and rose-cut diamond. Circa 1915. This tiara has been in the private ownership of a Spanish aristocratic family.
An Austro-Hungarian silver gilt pendant of Renaissance design, mounted with a large rectangular emerald, surrounded by enamelled flower heads set with cabochon garnets and pearls within foliate pattern scrolls, with pearl suspension loop and emerald drop, 19th century, 3 1/16 in long.
Stuart (1542-1587) facing in profile towards the right. The frame is red with white details, and the back which is covered with a diaper pattern of red and green stylised floral motifs and white quatrefoils is dated 1566, suspension loop, and formerly hung with pearl drop below. French, 1566.
Strathmore Rose Tiara Lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon (the future Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother) received it as a gift from her father, the Earl of Strathmore, for her wedding in 1923. The piece itself is likely older than that; it may have already been an antique when the Earl purchased it.