• Christies auction house James Christie logo

    Sale 5379

    Vintage & Modern Jewellery at South Kensington

    13 May 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 149

    A late 19th century royal presentation gold, enamel and diamond brooch

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A late 19th century royal presentation gold, enamel and diamond brooch
    Presented by Queen Victoria, the oval panel with applied VIR monogram with crown surmount and rose-cut diamodn accents against a red guilloché enamel field, the white enamel border with rose-cut diamond detail, the reverse engraved E J from The Queen 22. June 1897, in case by R & S Garrard & Co.


    Contact Client Service
    • info@christies.com

    • New York +1 212 636 2000

    • London +44 (0)20 7839 9060

    • Hong Kong +852 2760 1766

    • Shanghai +86 21 6355 1766

    Special Notice

    No VAT will be charged on the hammer price, but VAT at 15% will be added to the buyer's premium which is invoiced on a VAT inclusive basis.


    Post Lot Text

    The Vendor states that the brooch was probably given by Queen Victoria to John Michie who worked on the Balmoral Estate, thence by descent