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    Sale 5890

    Jewels at South Kensington

    7 April 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 166

    An early 19th century gold, chalcedony and turquoise vinaigrette of Royal interest

    Price Realised  

    An early 19th century gold, chalcedony and turquoise vinaigrette of Royal interest
    Of pumpkin shaped form composed of eight tapering oval cabochon chalcedony panels with applied chased two colour gold flowers with turquoise flowerheads on gold foliate foot, the matching hinged cover with turquiose flowerhead detail and central cartouche set with the Royal cypher for Queen Adelaide (1792-1849) suspended from a fancy link chain and finger ring with turquoise and gold flowerheads, circa 1835, height of vinaigrette approximately 5.2 cm., in later fitted case

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    Post Lot Text

    Queen Adelaide was the wife of King William IV (1765-1837); she was born Princess Adelaide of Saxe-Meiningen the daughter of George, 6th Duke of Saxe-Meingingen. The wedding to the King took place at Kew on 11th July 1818. She died on 2nd December 1849.