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    Sale 14139

    Out of the Ordinary

    14 September 2016, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 555

    QUEEN VICTORIA (1819-1901)

    Price Realised  


    QUEEN VICTORIA (1819-1901)
    With a central oval portrait of Queen Victoria after F. X. Winterhalter's portrait of the Queen in Garter Robes, bordered by old-brilliant-cut diamonds with diamond points mounted in silver and gold, the gold reverse engraved with the 'VRI' cypher and 'M.F.H. 1891' in the
    original blue velvet case, the lining gilt stamped 'R. & S. Garrard & Co., Goldsmiths and Jewellers to the Crown, 25 Haymarket London'
    1 in. (2.5 cm.) high

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    Christie's, South Kensington, 20 May 2003, lot 283.

    Pre-Lot Text

    Property from the Collection of David Gainsborough Roberts

    Post Lot Text

    The Hon. Mary Florentia Hughes (1855-1928) was the second daughter of Hugh Robert Hughes, of Kinmel, by Lady Florentia, daughter of the first Earl of Ravensworth. She was appointed Maid of Honour to the Queen in July 1891 until Queen Victoria's death in January 1901. Mary Hughes was then appointed Lady-in- waiting to Princess Marie Louise of Schleswig-Holstein, Queen Victoria's Grand Daughter in March 1902. She died in 1928

    Worn on a red ribbon bow these brooches indicated the position of the wearer as Maid of Honour in waiting.