Mrs Thatcher Part III: 100% sold, realising $1,415,163

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Mrs Thatcher Part III: 100% sold, realising $1,415,163
Margaret Thatcher's ‘House of Commons’ desk blotter, sold with a silver letter opener, with the arms of the Worshipful Company of Grocers; a bound copy of Parliamentary Debates, vol. 1000; a ball-point pen; three note cards and a printed menu. Estimate: £800-1,200. The blotter sat on Mrs Thatcher’s desk in her Chester Square study until the end of her life. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019.

NEW YORK, NY.- 100% sold, the much-anticipated online sale Mrs Thatcher, Part III, far exceeded pre-sale expectations realising a total of £1,087,750/ $1,415,163 / €1,262,878. Coinciding with the 40th anniversary of Margaret Thatcher’s historic election as the United Kingdom’s first female Prime Minister (1979-1990), the sale attracted bidders from 36 countries across 6 continents. The top lot of the sale was a multi-gem and diamond brooch Van Cleef & Arpels which sold for £50,000 (estimate: £10,000-15,000).

Adrian Hume-Sayer, Director, Specialist, Private Collections: “We are thrilled with this strong result which concludes the series of three successful sales held at Christie’s following Mrs Thatcher’s death in 2013. The result of Part III illustrates the enduring interest in the United Kingdom’s longest serving 20th Century Prime Minister.”

Among the top selling lots, further notable highlights included: Mrs Thatcher’s hardstone-mounted gold bracelet of vari-shaped cabochons which sold for £40,000 (estimate: £1,500-2,500) and her 18 carat gold and amethyst ring which realised £27,500 – both were gifts from her beloved husband Denis and part of Mrs Thatcher’s ‘uniform’ jewellery; a portrait of Mrs Thatcher (1925-2013), wearing a black skirt suit with a George III diamond flower brooch, by Sergei Chepik (Kiev 1953-2011 Paris) which realised £40,000 (estimate: £700-1,000); Margaret Thatcher's desk blotter and a group of desk items which sold for £30,000.

This sale continued Christie’s history of offering the property of notable figures spanning royalty, the arts, culture and politics for over 250 years, since 1766, including the landmark sale James Christie himself negotiated of the magnificent art collection of Great Britain’s first Prime Minister, Sir Robert Walpole to Catherine the Great in 1779.

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