Rare cast of late Princess Diana of Wales auctions at £40,000
Next week, a rare cast of late Princess Diana of Wales will be auctioned off.
The cast of Diana’s left hand, created by Oscar Nemon, is now expected to fetch up to £40,000 at auction.
The life-size cast of her left hand will be auctioned off at Reeman Dansie in Colchester, Essex, the day before the premiere of The Crown’s fifth season, which will depict the late royal in her final days.
A quarter-century ago Diana died in a car accident in Paris in a shocking circumstance, and items belonging to Diana have fetched high prices at auctions. A black Ford Escort RS Turbo driven by the princess for three years was sold for £650,000 earlier this year.
Mr Nemon, who died in 1985 while working on a relief of the princess, also sculpted the late Queen, Winston Churchill, and Siegmund Freud.
Reeman Danise will also auction off a cast he made of Sir Winston’s right hand next Tuesday.
It is expected to fetch between £5,000 and £7,000 at auction.
‘It is an amazing feeling to be able to hold the hands of two of the most famous and influential Britons of the twentieth century,’ said auction house royal specialist James Grinter.
Other items for sale include a signed portrait of the late Queen Elizabeth and photographs of her learning to drive and assisting with car repairs.
A rare pink satin petticoat tailored for Her Majesty in the 1950s could be available for bids as high as £1,500.