- Publish Date
- Saturday, 5 November 2022, 9:45AM
If you've always dreamt of holding hands with the late Princess Diana, now's your chance ...
A plaster cast of the former Princess of Wales' left hand selling at auction.
But owning this life-size cast won't come cheap, with Reeman Dansie expecting it to sell for £40,000!
The cast of Diana's hand, which will also depict her wedding band, will be auctioned off at Reeman Dansie on Wednesday 8 November.
Made by renowned Croatian sculptor Oscar Nemon before his death in 1985, the 24-centimetre-long cast is "extremely rare," according to the auction house.
"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," it said on its official website, adding that the process of making this cast involved placing the hand in a liquid silicone bath which is then set to create a mould from which the cast is made in plaster of Paris.
The cast was made during Diana's sittings with Nemon — who was working on her bust just before his death — at his studio in St James' Palace.
Last year, a slice of Charles and Diana's 1981 wedding cake sold for an unexpected price of £1,850 at auction.
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