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    Sale 5381

    Jewels at South Kensington

    15 July 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 15

    An American diamond and enamel brooch for the "Daughters of the American Revolution", by Caldwell & Co

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    An American diamond and enamel brooch for the "Daughters of the American Revolution", by Caldwell & Co
    Designed as a gun carriage wheel with central old brilliant-cut diamond, the blue enamel rim with the legend Daughters of the American Revolution with diamond points, mounted on a furled flag with engraved detail, circa 1910
    Signed Caldwell & Co


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    Post Lot Text

    J.E. Caldwell & Co
    James E. Caldwell worked for a short period of time on Maiden Lane, in New York City, before opening a watchmaker's shop on Fifth and Chestnut Street Philidelphia, sometime in the early 1830s. In 1848, the firm took on its current name, J. E. Caldwell and Company. In 1953, under the direction of Austin Homer, who had become president of Caldwell's the previous year, the company began a branch store expansion, opening their second location in the Hotel Dupont in Wilmington, Delaware. Caldwell & Co was purchased by Henry Birks & Sons, a Montreal-based jeweller and in August 1992, was acquired by Carlyle & Co., a family owned jewellery concern in Greensboro, North Carolina