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Miss Lily Elsie (1886-1962) was a celebrated Edwardian beauty and star of theater, especially of musical comedy – with “The Merry Widow” as her first huge success. She was a favorite of many, such as the prime minister Lloyd George, and it is reputed that Cecil Beaton’s facination with her was the driving force in his interest in fashion, costume and photographic portraiture.
Important Victorian pink topaz and diamond pendant. UK, Mid 19th century. Designed as a central oval-shaped topaz weighing 39.18 carats, within a surround of stylised foliate design in gold-backed silver set with circular-cut diamonds, mid 19th Century. Listing via 1stdibs.
Petit Lorgnon Lunettes Binocle Xixéme Vermeil Argent | eBay