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Christie's, South Kensington, 20 May 2003, lot 283.
Property from the Collection of David Gainsborough Roberts
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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.