A 37-year-old life-size cast of Princess Diana’s left hand with her wedding ring may fetch $45,000 in auction

Reeman Dansie Auctions

Think of royalty that cast an impression on the masses and Princess Diana’s name is the first to pop into mind. Even today the late personality has several fans and proof of it is the massive prices that they continue to pay for her belongings or other items from her lifetime.

Reeman Dansie Auctions

Exhibiting yet another object with her exotic touch are Reeman Dansie auctioneers. The auction house has recently listed a case of the late royalty’s left hand that was made by sculptor Oscar Nemon during a sitting at his studio in St James’ Palace.

The rare, sought-after piece is thought to be the only cast of Princess Diana’s hand that was ever made during her lifetime and with her consent. Commenting on it, the auction house in a statement said, ‘This is believed to be a unique cast of Princess Diana’s hand made during her lifetime with her permission and obvious co-operation and is therefore of great importance and rarity.’

They further added, ‘The process involves placing the hand in a liquid silicone bath which then sets to create a mold from which the cast is made in plaster of Paris.’ Interestingly, the intricate and detailed cast (measuring 24cm long) was formerly owned by Nemon’s assistant, Karin Churchill.

It will now be sold alongside other royal memorabilia and a similar cast of Winston Churchill’s digits at Reeman Dansie auctioneers in Colchester Essex in a sale from November 8 to November 9. Care to get your hands on this one?

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