14 September 2016,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 2,000
Estimate GBP 2,000 - GBP 3,000
QUEEN ALEXANDRA (1844-1925)
A ROYAL PRESENTATION HOUSEHOLD BADGE FOR A WOMAN OF THE BEDCHAMBER
Enclosing a tinted photograph of Alexandra, the pendant edged in pearls and rose-cut diamonds on a pin suspended from a
red and white ribbon, accompanied by a card inscribed 'Coronation Day, April 9, 1902, For Dear Lady Mortimer, from her affectionate friend, Alexandra', in case, please note that the pearls have not been tested for natural origin
2 in. (5 cm.) high
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Helen Douglas, Countess of Morton was Lady of the bedchamber to Queen Alexandra from 1863-1901.
C.f. Christie's, South Kensington, 13 May 2008, for similar award. Also Dix Noonan Webb, 2 July 2003, lot 264
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Property from the Collection of David Gainsborough Roberts
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