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    Sale 14139

    Out of the Ordinary

    14 September 2016, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 558

    PRINCE ALBERT (1819-1861)
    A VICTORIAN GOLD AND ENAMEL MEMORIAL PENDANT AND LOCKET

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    PRINCE ALBERT (1819-1861)
    A VICTORIAN GOLD AND ENAMEL MEMORIAL PENDANT AND LOCKET
    The pendant of oval locket form, enclosing a photographic portrait of Prince Albert with blue enamel border, scroll mount with ribbon detail bearing the blue enamel legend ALBERT, and pierced crown surmount, the reverse engraved 'To Lady Macdonald, in remembrance to the best and greatest of Princes from his broken hearted widow VICTORIA R DEC 1861.', suspending a pearl drop, the gold cusp with pique enamel decoration, 4.5cm; and a gold oval locket enamelled in black on one side with a crowned initial A and on the other with the inscription Dec,11 1861, please note that the pearl has not been tested for natural origin
    Pendant 2 in. (5 cm.) high; Locket ¾ in. (2 cm.) high


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    Lady Bosville Macdonald held the office of Lady of the Bedchamber between 1855 -1863.

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    Provenance

    Christie's, South Kensington, 7 October 2008, lot 2.


    Pre-Lot Text

    Property from the Collection of David Gainsborough Roberts