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    Sale 14139

    Out of the Ordinary

    14 September 2016, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 598

    KING GEORGE V (1865-1936), QUEEN MARY (1867-1953) AND QUEEN ALEXANDRA (1844-1925)

    Price Realised  


    KING GEORGE V (1865-1936), QUEEN MARY (1867-1953) AND QUEEN ALEXANDRA (1844-1925)
    Comprising: a rose-cut diamond and enamel brooch with the cipher for King George V and Queen Mary, with accompanying manuscript note 'Given to me by King George and Queen Mary, July 8th, 1929, 5 cm.; a 9ct. gold-mounted aide-memoire, by Asprey & Co. of plain rectangular design, with pencil attached, the hinged cover engraved 'With best wishes from Mary', the interior signed 'A. & Co. Ltd.', 7.5 cm., in fitted case; and a silver photograph frame with easel-back, enclosing a wedding photograph of Queen Alexandra and lock of hair, 9.5 cm.

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    The diamond brooch: Christie's, South Kensington, 29 July 1997, lot 320.
    The aide-memoire: Christie's, South Kensington, 29 November 2002, lot 45, Jewellery and Silver from Tyntesfield, It is possible that this lot was presented by Queen Mary to Ursula Lawley, her Maid of Honour.
    The photo frame: Christie's, South Kensington, 5 November 1991, lot 12, The Property of the Late Dowager Lady Camoys, reputedly given by the bride to the Hon. Mrs. Francis Stonor, her Matron of Honour.

    Pre-Lot Text

    Property from the Collection of David Gainsborough Roberts