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    Sale 5383

    Jewels at South Kensington

    7 October 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 134

    A George IV gold, diamond, gem and enamel 'Act of Union' brooch

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A George IV gold, diamond, gem and enamel 'Act of Union' brooch
    The diamond and ruby rose, pearl and diamond thistle and shamrock motif for England Scotland and Ireland with diamond, ruby and emerald Royal Crown Surmount, circa 1820


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    Post Lot Text

    The Act of Union was the Act of Parliament passed in 1800 that merged the kingdom of Ireland and unified Great Britain, the combination of the three emblems was a favourite of George IV. C.f. D. Scarisbrick, "Ancestral jewels", London,1989, p. 77, platt 101, for a jewelled necklace displaying similar emblems, given to Baroness Willoughby De Eresby by George IV on his coronation in 1821