7 October 2008,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 2,375
Estimate GBP 1,200 - GBP 1,500
A diamond and gem Union Jack brooch and a ruby and sapphire bow brooch
The Union Jack with diamond, ruby and rose-cut diamond detail to the flag and staff; and a bow brooch of ribbon bow design composed of one line of calibré sappires and one ruby, both circa 1930 (2)
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