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    Sale 14139

    Out of the Ordinary

    14 September 2016, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 553

    QUEEN VICTORIA (1819-1901) AND PRINCE ALBERT (1819-1861)
    A TURQUOISE AND DIAMOND RING PRESENTED BY QUEEN VICTORIA AND PRINCE ALBERT TO WILLIAM HOFFMEISTER, APOTHECARY TO THE QUEEN

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    QUEEN VICTORIA (1819-1901) AND PRINCE ALBERT (1819-1861)
    A TURQUOISE AND DIAMOND RING PRESENTED BY QUEEN VICTORIA AND PRINCE ALBERT TO WILLIAM HOFFMEISTER, APOTHECARY TO THE QUEEN
    The gold hoop set with an oval cabochon turquoise between two old-brilliant-cut diamonds, the engraved 'A souvenir from the Queen & Prince to Dr. Hoffmeister Aug. 15 1855', finger size N


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    Provenance

    Christie's, South Kensington, 20 May 2003, lot 284.


    Pre-Lot Text

    Property from the Collection of David Gainsborough Roberts


    Post Lot Text

    Osborne House on the Isle of Wight was a favourite retreat of Queen Victoria and whilst there she called upon the services of Dr. William Hoffmeister FRCS, LRCP (1817-1890) who had his practice at Cowes, close to Osborne. He was appointed as Apothecary in Ordinary to Her Majesty and the Royal Family in the Isle of Wight, an appointment subsequently held by his son and grandson, and was knighted at Windsor in 1884.