A 19th Century Royal presentation gold and enamel bangle,
in the form of a Tudor rose, the textured petals with polished turned over tips, the centre set with a glazed miniature of a lady in court dress with pearls in her hair, the hinged hoop with enamel sprays of forget-me-nots and translucent green enamel foliage on textured ground, the interior inscribed:Given by Queen Adelaide Queen Consort of England to Emily Marchioness of Westmeath and left by her as an Heirloom in the family of Lady Rosa Greville, in fitted case stamped WIDDOWSON & VEALE, late SALTER, Jewellers to H.R.H. the DUKE OF SUSSEX.
See plate 15
This bangle was offered at auction by Lord Greville at Christie's London on 7th December1960. Marchioness Emily, who had been Lady of the Bedchamber to Queen Adelaide wife of William IV, died at St James's Palace in 1858. Cf. D. Scarisbrick, Ancestral Jewels. London, 1989, p.80.