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    Sale 14139

    Out of the Ordinary

    14 September 2016, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 594

    QUEEN ALEXANDRA (1844-1925)
    A ROYAL PRESENTATION HOUSEHOLD BADGE FOR A WOMAN OF THE BEDCHAMBER

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    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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    Pre-Lot Text

    Property from the Collection of David Gainsborough Roberts


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