Mary de Rothschild, a generous Lady

Mary de Rothschild, born Chauvin du Treuil (1916-2013),was one of the most elegant ladies of the 20 th century

Mary de Rothschild, born Chauvin du Treuil (1916-2013), was one of the most elegant ladies of the 20 th century

She married Baron Alain de Rothschild very young, after a mutual coup de foudre, and spent the war in New York, while he was detained in a military camp in Zoest. Until 1945, she remained without news from him and this probably contributed to the life long passion the couple had for each other. The grace and kindness she incarnated were visible till her later years.

Holly broach for Xmas

Holly broach, a perfect present for Xmas

When you were invited to her house on avenue Marigny, the refinement and true luxury of the decor, were just a frame to her subtle elegance, beauty and perfect smile. There you always met Maître Raymond de Nicolay, a true friend, who will be auctioning (with Antoine Godeau) her jewelery collection as well as her Saint Laurent and Balenciaga dresses and fur coats at Hôtel Drouot.

Fulco di Verdura, 1958, emerald broaches estimated 80 to 120 000€

Fulco di Verdura, 1958, emerald broaches estimated 80 to 120 000€

The exhibition for the sale took place at Fondation Pierre Bergé-Yves Saint Laurent and the sale is to profit « Mémorial de la Shoah » presided by her son Eric de Rothschild.

René Boivin, 1950's, Algae in aigue marine and pink saphires, 40-60 000€

René Boivin, 1950, Algae broach in aigue marine and pink saphires, 40-60 000€

The incredible natural pearl necklaces, emerald broaches from Fulco di Verdura, René Boivin gold earrings and algae broach, are way beyond my means but I started fantasizing about a little holly broach (1000-1200€) and a Philippe Venet Haute couture red coat.

Very reasonable this Philippe Venet Haute couture coat

Very reasonable, this Philippe Venet Haute couture coat for 300-400€

The sale promises to be a travel through time, especially when the dress she had made for the Proust ball at château de Ferrières will come on sale.(November 18 th, at 2 pm, Room 6 at Hôtel Drouot)

Her pearls were spectacular and this pair of ear rings by Cartier1960-1965 will be the stars of the sale! 50-60 000 €

Her pearls were spectacular and this pair of ear rings by Cartier1960-1965 will be the stars of the sale! 50-60 000 €

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2 Comments on “Mary de Rothschild, a generous Lady”

  1. Gall

    Quels merveilleux souvenirs ces bijoux évoquent pour moi!
    l’ineffable élégance de Mary, de son couple avec le cher Alain!
    Avec Minka Strauss sans aucun doute l’une des femmes les plus distinguées et charmantes qu’il m’ait été donné de connaître!
    Eric et Béatrice lui ressemblent vraiment!

  2. sylvie carter

    Quels souvenirs extraordinaires de cette femme magnifique qui irradiait la plus extrême gentillesse et la plus parfaite courtoisie!
    On avait toujours l’impression d’être quelqu’un de très spécial quand elle s’adressait à vous avec son merveilleux sourire.

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