Lady Patricia Mountbatten's necklace sells for £107,000 in blockbuster £5.6 million auction

More than 350 items belonging to Lord Mountbatten of Burma's family go under the hammer in London

This necklace, designed as an extensive articulated wreath of carved emerald leaves, once belonged to Lady Edwina Mountbatten. It is part of the auction 'The Family Collection of the late Countess Mountbatten of Burma'. Courtesy Sotheby's 
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Objects that belonged to the late Lady Mountbatten of Burma have been sold at auction at Sotheby's in London.

The collection comprised of 376 items, including paintings, jewellery and furniture as well as objets d'art from Europe, India and other regions, sold for more than £5.6 million ($7.7m)

Lady Patricia Mountbatten inherited many of the items from her father, Lord Louis Mountbatten, Britain's last viceroy of India.

The sale is part of the contents of Newhouse, an 18th-century Kent manor house that was home to Lady Patricia and her husband, John Knatchbull, the 7th Baron Brabourne.

Inscribed "Edwina from Dickie", a pair of gold enamel elephants made in Jaipur, which were a 24th wedding anniversary gift from Lord Mountbatten to his wife, sold for £34,020 ($46,571), 14 times their estimate.

A pair of jewelled gold elephants from Jaipur mid 20th century, on view at Sotheby's auction house in London, Friday, March 19, 2021. The collection of jewels, painting and artefacts belonging to Patricia Knatchbull 2nd Countess of Mountbatten, on view prior to being sold at auction. The pair are estimated at 2-3,000 pounds sterling (US dollars 2,700-4,170). (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
A pair of jewelled gold elephants from mid-20th century Jaipur on view at Sotheby's auction house in London. AP 

The collection includes items bought during Lord Mountbatten's time in Asia, but also from his home in Sligo, Ireland, close to where he was murdered by the IRA in 1979.

Highlights included the sale of a 17th century portrait of Sir Norton Knatchbull by Samuel van Hoogstraten, which sold for £176,400.

A Faberge Imperial gold and silver-gilt mounted guilloche enamel timepiece also went under the hammer for £82,000.

In addition, a 1950s gem set and diamond necklace belonging to Lady Patricia's mother was sold for an impressive £107,000.

Patricia Knatchbull, 2nd Countess Mountbatten of Burma, inherited precious objects from her parents' Art Deco home on Park Lane in London.

Lady Patricia, who died in 2017, was the great-great-granddaughter of Queen Victoria and cousin to Prince Philip. Princesses Elizabeth and Margaret were bridesmaids at Lady Patricia and Lord Brabourne's wedding in 1946.

Lord Brabourne became an Academy Award-nominated film producer, behind titles such as A Passage to India, Death on the Nile and Murder on the Orient Express.