20 November 2009,
London, King Street
Price realised GBP 3,750
Estimate GBP 800 - GBP 1,200
A VICTORIAN DIAMOND BROOCH
Forming 'Victoria R.I' in old-cut diamond script letters mounted in gold, circa 1897, 5.8 cm long, in fitted brown leather case
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This brooch was probably made to commemorate the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Victoria (r.1837-1901) in 1897. The script letters 'Victoria R.I' stand for 'Victoria Regina Imperata', signifying Queen Victoria's position as Queen of Great Britain and Ireland and Empress of India.
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