The Sarah Bernhardt Collection of Jewellery and Objects of Vertu

Date of Auction: 9th June 2020

Sold for £150

Estimate: £80 - £120

Sarah Bernhardt interest: An Art Nouveau silver plate on copper circular medallion, the obverse bearing a profile portrait and reading ‘SARAH’ and bearing maker’s mark, the reverse reading ‘Un Portet Nomen Galliae Coram Gentibus, Buenos Aires, September-October, MCMV’, diameter 71mm. £80-£120

Footnote

Provenance: Formerly the property of Sarah Bernhardt, thence by family descent.

Dix Noonan Webb are delighted to offer this selection of lots on behalf of the vendor, a direct descendant of Sarah Bernhardt - her great great granddaughter.



The Latin date of MCMV is for 1905.
Sarah made her first American Farewell Tour in 1905-6, the first of four farewell tours to the United State, Canada and Latin America.