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Description
An early 20th century gold and enamel Royal cypher brooch for King George V and Queen Mary, the lozenge outline centred with red and blue enamelled initials ‘GM’ beneath a crown surmount, maker’s mark ‘WJF’ for William J Fraser, stamped ‘9ct’, in fitted pink leather maker’s case, the silk lining signed ‘By Appointment William J Fraser Jeweller & Silversmith to H. M. The King, Ballater’, accompanied by a handwritten note, brooch length 38mm. £400-£600---The handwritten note reads: ‘Alison, this brooch was given to Granny by her dear sister May - I have taken great care of it and I do hope you will, as it was given to Auntie May by Queen Mary & King George Vth in 1937, at Althorp, the home of Earl Spencer where she was housekeeper, take care of it, With all Grannie’s love - God Bless you my Darling’.Queen Mary visited Althorp in December 1937, as reported in the Northampton Mercury, 31 December 1937.------For more information, additional images and to bid on this lot please go to the auctioneers website, www.dnw.co.uk
Condition
The brooch is in very good condition with minimal wear. The fitted case is in generally good condition, just slight scuffing to two corners. The interior is clean, with a few stains to the silk within the lid. Weight 4.5gm.
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Jewellery

Estimate £400 - £600
Sep 14, 2021
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0024: Jewellery

Est. £400 - £600Starting Price £200
Jewellery, Watches and Objects of Vertu
Sep 14, 2021 8:00 AM EDT
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Lot 0024 Details

Description
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An early 20th century gold and enamel Royal cypher brooch for King George V and Queen Mary, the lozenge outline centred with red and blue enamelled initials ‘GM’ beneath a crown surmount, maker’s mark ‘WJF’ for William J Fraser, stamped ‘9ct’, in fitted pink leather maker’s case, the silk lining signed ‘By Appointment William J Fraser Jeweller & Silversmith to H. M. The King, Ballater’, accompanied by a handwritten note, brooch length 38mm. £400-£600---The handwritten note reads: ‘Alison, this brooch was given to Granny by her dear sister May - I have taken great care of it and I do hope you will, as it was given to Auntie May by Queen Mary & King George Vth in 1937, at Althorp, the home of Earl Spencer where she was housekeeper, take care of it, With all Grannie’s love - God Bless you my Darling’.Queen Mary visited Althorp in December 1937, as reported in the Northampton Mercury, 31 December 1937.------For more information, additional images and to bid on this lot please go to the auctioneers website, www.dnw.co.uk
Condition
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The brooch is in very good condition with minimal wear. The fitted case is in generally good condition, just slight scuffing to two corners. The interior is clean, with a few stains to the silk within the lid. Weight 4.5gm.

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