Chatsworth House Lady Cavendish Estate Staffordshire Cockerels

  • Product Code: Staffordshire Cockerels Lady Cavendish's Estate Chatsworth House
  • Availability: In Stock
  • £2,700.00


A beautiful, rare pair of original Victorian Staffordshire Black Jackfield cockerels in stunning original unspoilt condition.

circa 1890 : Lady Cavendish was a long time friend to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II since childhood.

She was also Lady in waiting to Princess Margaret, and long time partner of 33 years to Poet Laureate Sir John Betjeman.

Can you imagine Lady Cavendish, Duchess of Devonshire and Sir John Betjeman sitting at their breakfast table with the cockerels spectating, and eavesdropping their conversations from the mantle piece. Lady Cavendish loved her hens and cockerels, and wrote books about them. In spite of  Chatsworth house having some of the greatest treasures in the country I would imagine that this pair of cockerels were one of the multi-millionairess favourite possessions

c.1890 Provenance: Original Auction Invoice and labelling confirming the owner ship and provenance will be supplied with the cockerels. From the Estate of Lady Elizabeth Georgiana Alice Cavendish CVO (24 April 1926 -15 September 2018), daughter of Edward Cavendish, 10th Duke of Devonshire, Chatsworth House, Derbyshire.

A rare opportunity to acquire something from the Chatsworth Estate, as virtually all the contents of the house are in Trust for the nation.

Standing to the left and right, picked out in gilt.  29cm High

Any questions please enquire. Please see pictures of Lady Cavendish with Princess Margaret and with Sir John Betjeman.


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