“An auction to erase the memory of Marina Ripa di Meana. Jewels that my mother would never have sold. She was very keen on it. She repeated it to me several times. ‘When I’m gone I’ll give them to Lucrezia and Lucrezia to their daughters’. so it did not happen. His will was betrayed “. This is what Andrea Ripa di Meana Cardella declares to Adnkronos in a calm but firm tone, adopted son of Marina and Carlo, ‘brother’ of Lucrezia Lante della Rovere who decided to sell his mother’s jewels, auctioned in Florence. by Pandolfini, on 23 June. “I was excluded from the hereditary axis – continues Andrea Ripa di Meana Cardella – because Lucrezia did not agree. But I have the right to have my say. There are jewels of the 70s, 80s costing millions of euros, given by me , from Carlo’s, and even before from his loves. I repeat, never, ever Marina would have put them up for auction, sold off for hundreds of euros. And then she would have chosen, perhaps, many other houses such as Sotheby’s or Christie’s. It will also be sold a Bulgari ring with diamond – he still remembers – which was the engagement ring of Marina’s mother, Vittorina “. And on Lucrezia Lante della Rovere she adds:” I sincerely hope she doesn’t do it for money, she doesn’t need it. auction Lucrezia simply wants to erase the memory of Marina, as if she had never existed, as was done in ancient Egypt with the pharaohs. However, in my opinion, there is bad publicity. I saw, then, the jewels that will be beaten at auction, 43 lots – adds Andrea Ripa di Meana- ci they are rings, necklaces, watches that I don’t know, that I’ve never seen worn by Marina. I will go to personally check in via Margutta at the end of the month “. And he concludes bitterly:” none of Marina’s wishes has been respected by her daughter. In his will he wrote that his ashes should be thrown into the sea. Three years have passed since his death, they are still kept inside an urn that had been knocked down in a corner of the kitchen “.
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