Bracelet which Princess Margaret wore in her official 19th birthday photo for sale for £40K

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Pictured: The bracelet.<br />
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A stunning bracelet Princess Margaret wore in her official 19th birthday photo was sold yesterday for £320,000 following an international bidding war - eight times its estimate.<br />
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The Queen's younger sister sports the Art Deco cultured pearl and diamond bracelet in Royal photographer Cecil Beaton's 1949 portrait taken at Buckingham Palace.<br />
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It is around her left arm as she is captured from the side in a white tulle embroidered dress against a landscape backdrop.<br />
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The bracelet, which comes in a Cartier case and may have been made by the Paris jeweller, has a double row of cultured pearls bordering a line of circular-cut diamonds.<br />
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It first emerged from the Countess of Snowdon collection 15 years ago and was today sold by a private collector with London-based auctioneers Dix Noonan Webb.