Gloria the late Dowager Countess Bathurst, with the impressive tiara and the preceding corsage brooch were commisioned from Cartier, London by Lilias, Countess Bathurst either immediatley before or after the Great War. Lilias Bathurst nee Borthwick was the daughter of Alernon Borthwick, 1st Baron Glenesk 1830-1808, owner of the Morning Post newspaper. Following the death of her brother Oliver in 1905, she became her fatherse heir and wen on to inherit his vast fortune as well as his newspaper, which she would personally run for the enuing thirty years before it s sale to an merger with The Daily Telegraph in 1937. Lady Bathurst noted that the stones for this tiara came from two tiaras belonging to her late mother, Lady Glenesk, who had died in 1898.
Gloria Clarry (1927-2018) married lawyer David Rutherston (1925-1975) in 1965, son of the artist Albert Rutherston (1881-1953) and nephew of artist Sir William Rothenstein (1872-1945). Following the death of her first husband in 1975, Gloria married Henry, 8th Earl Bathurst (1927-2011) in 1978 and moved to his family seat, Cirencester Park.
In 1988, Lord and Lady Bathurst moved again, this time to what would be their last home, Manor Farm, in the beautiful Cotswolds village of Sapperton on the edge of the Cirencester Park estate. Earl Bathurst died in 2011 and Gloria, then the Dowager Countess, remained at Manor Farm, Gloucestershire with regular visits to her London flat in Lennox Gardens, Chelsea. Her jewels and heirlooms of the Bathurst family will be auctioned in July 2020.
Pink Topaz Grand Parure | Empress Marie Louise of France | Tiara, Collier, Bracelet, Guirdle, Comb with Topaz
Pink Topaz Parure with Diamonds | Empress Marie Louise of France | Rosa Topase Diadem, Kamm, Halsband,Gürtel
Habsburg Sapphires Parure with Diamonds, Fleur de Lys Brooches, Stomacher, Necklace | Austrian Bourbon Piacenza Tiara
Saphir Schmuck der Kaiserin Marie-Louise | Sapphire Parure of the Marie-Louise Empress of France
der Rubin Parure der französischen Krone | Sketch of the Imperial
der Rubin Parure aus dem 19.Jhdt | Replica of the Imperial Ruby-Diamond-Parure
Orginalversion der Smaragd Parure | The Imperial Emerald-Diamond-Parure
Kaiserin mit der Smaragd-Garnitur | The Empress wearing the Emerald-Parure
Versionen der Smaragd Tiara | Later Versions of the tiara
Smaragdcollier und die Ohrringe| The Emerald-Diamond-Necklace and the
Earrings with Emeralds
und Kaiserliche Juwelen | Royal and Imperial Jewels of France