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Late 19th century gold and gem set Rothchild locket (each) (circa 1898)

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eNum: 1218.PWEN.0624

Wonderful pair of French eighteen-karat yellow gold gem set lockets and chains, C1898.
The shaped foliate surround with ruby, emerald and rose cut diamond set flower heads and further sapphire diamond and ruby detailing. The frames inscribed ‘JUILLET 1898’, with central oval glazed panels containing period photographs. The scrolled bales with ball hinges

The photographs are believed to be of the parents of Yvonne Lydia Louise Rothchild (née Cahen d’Anvers), Robert Joseph Meyer Comte Cahen d’ Anvers and ‘Sonia’ Sophia Alice Warchawska.
Provenance: by family descent and sold by order of a member of the de Rothschild Family.
Renée Louise Marie de Rothschild (1927-2015) was the daughter of Anthony Gustav de Rothschild and Yvonne Lydia Louise de Rothschild (née Cahen d’Anvers). In 1955 Renée married the British equestrian and Olympic show jumping medalist Peter Robeson. Together Peter and Renée became hugely successful racehorse trainers from their stud at Tyringham in Buckinghamshire.

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