Jewels from the Mountbatten family, including Queen Victoria’s Mourning Jewellery set for Sotheby’s Auction


The 2nd Countess Mountbatten of Burma, first cousin to Prince Philip, daughter of Britain’s last Viceroy of India and great niece of Russia’s last Tsarina, the late Patricia Edwina Victoria Mountbatten was born in 1924 into a dazzling dynasty of royal and political relations.

On 24 March 2021 at Sotheby’s London, over 350 lots from her collection will be offered, including a selection of jewels from well-loved pieces belonging to Patricia herself to treasures passed down over centuries. 

Highlights include personalised gifts from Louis Mountbatten to his daughter, dazzling ‘Tutti Frutti’ jewels from her mother Edwina Ashley – goddaughter of Edward VII and “one of the most beautiful women” of her time – as well as mourning brooches that brought solace to Queen Victoria, following the loss of her love ones.

Queen Victoria's Mourning Jewellery set for Sotheby's Auction

Picture courtesy of Sotheby’s