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Queen Elizabeth II | QUEEN ELIZABETH’S Ruby and Diamond Thistle Brooch | Gift from Opening of Deer Dam near Glasgow| Royal Jewels Great Britain and Ireland

Another match with a thistle brooch which was not know from which the Queen received this Ruby diamond brooch

Queen Elizabeth II | QUEEN ELIZABETH’S Ruby and Diamond Thistle Brooch | Gift from Opening of Deer Dam near Glasgow| Royal Jewels Great Britain and Ireland
Queen Elizabeth II | QUEEN ELIZABETH’S Ruby and Diamond Thistle Brooch | Gift from Opening of Deer Dam near Glasgow| Royal Jewels Great Britain and Ireland

Queen Elizabeth II | QUEEN ELIZABETH’S Ruby and Diamond Thistle Brooch | Gift from Opening of Deer Dam near Glasgow| Royal Jewels Great Britain and Ireland

Queen Elizabeth II | QUEEN ELIZABETH’S Amethyst Thistle Brooch | Gift from the Townspeople of Dunoon | Royal Jewels of Great Britain and Ireland

August 1958

FIRST IN 400 YEARS The rose is the traditional „rent“ for the castle paid to the sovereign. The Queen was the first reigning monarch to visit this Argyllshire Resort in almost 400 years.

A number of gifts were presented to the Royal Couple

The Queen received a thistle brooch surmounted with hand-carved amethyst and set with diamonds from the town people of Dunoon. The naturalistic diamond thistle brooch is made with an emerald ribbon and carved amethyst bud.

…yesterday to welcome the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh when they visited the resorts on their way to Balmoral to begin their summer holiday. Crowds standing six deep on the pavement were soaked by heavy rain an hour before the Royal couple arrived in Dunoon, Argyllshire, but shortly before the Royal barge reached the pier the sun broke through, and there was brilliant sunshine for the remainder of the tour. Waves of cheering greeted the Queen and the Duke as they stepped ashore at Dunoon from the Royal barge, which had brought them from the Royal yacht Britannia. The Queen delighted the crowd by walking 200 yards from the pier to Dunoon’s new civic pavilion. …..

Queen Elizabeth II | QUEEN ELIZABETH’S Amethyst Thistle Brooch | Gift from the Townpeople of Dunoon | Royal Jewels Great Britain and Ireland
Queen Elizabeth II | QUEEN ELIZABETH’S Amethyst Thistle Brooch | Gift from the Townspeople of Dunoon | Royal Jewels Great Britain and Ireland

Queen Elizabeth II | QUEEN ELIZABETH’S Amethyst Thistle Brooch | Gift from the Townspeople of Dunoon | Royal Jewels Great Britain and Ireland

Duchess of Cambridge Pearl and Diamond Brooch| Queens Brooches lent to Katherine, Duchess of Cambridge

First portrait of Prince William and Kate together unveiled as ‘gift’ to Cambridgeshire, @fitzmuseum_uk the Duchess of Cambridge wore a pair of pearl drop earrings, a pearl bracelet probably from "Lady Diana" The Princess of Wales and the Duchess of Cambridge Pearl and Diamond Brooch.⁣⁣⁣
The large pearl bouton is encircled by 14 brilliants in cut-down settings and a narrowpavé-set cusped band, suspending a brilliant and a large pavé-set baroque pearl; the pearl drop is detachable, the top with hinged loop for use as a pendant.⁣⁣⁣
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Duchess of Cambridge's Pendant Brooch, which belonged to Queen Mary's grandmother, Princess Augusta, Duchess of Cambridge, the brooch was inherited by her daughter Princess Mary Adelaide, Duchess of Teck. When she died intestate, the jewelry was divided among her 4 children, and this brooch became part of Queen Mary's jewel collection and Queen Elizabeth II then inherited it upon Mary's death.⁣⁣⁣
Now the Cambridge Pearl Brooch was lent to the Katherine Duchess of Cambridge.⁣⁣⁣
THE DUCHESS OF CAMBRIDGE’S BROOCH

Queen Elizabeth II | The Duchess of Cambridge Pearl and Diamond Brooch | Katherine Duchess of Cambridge | Royal Jewels Great Britain and Ireland Historic Brooch

Queen Elizabeth II | The Rhodesian Flame Lily Brooch of 283 Diamonds | Royal Birthday Gift |Royal Jewels Great Britain and Ireland

The Queen’s Flame-Lily Brooch, 1947

Queen Elizabeth II | The Rhodesian Flame Lily Brooch of 283 Diamonds | Royal Birthday Gift |Royal Jewels Great Britain and Ireland

Queen Elizabeth II | The Rhodesian Flame Lily Brooch of 283 Diamonds | Royal Birthday Gift |Royal Jewels Great Britain and Ireland
Queen Elizabeth II | The Rhodesian Flame Lily Brooch of 283 Diamonds | Royal Birthday Gift |Royal Jewels Great Britain and Ireland

Viscountess Newport |Bridal Jewels Countess of Bradford Diamond Tiara

Viscountess Newport| Countess of Bradford Diamond Tiara Diadem | England Aristocratic Noble Jewel History

Viscountess Newport |Bridal Jewels Countess of Bradford Diamond Tiara  Royal and Noble Jewels History
Viscountess Newport |Bridal Jewels Countess of Bradford Diamond Tiara | Royal and Noble Jewels History

Gift from the Prince of Wales, later George IV, to George Simon, Viscount Duneham, later 2nd Earl of Harcourt

on display at London ….

Power & Image: Royal & Aristocratic Tiaras Exhibition: 28 May–28 June 2022 • Sotheby’s London

The large Diamond Riviere with Diamond Pendant

Gift from the Prince of Wales, later George IV, to George Simon, Viscount Duneham, later 2nd Earl of Harcourt Prince of Wales Necklace
Worn at the coronation in  the year 1935 and 1953 from Lady Harcourt, see above.
Gift from the Prince of Wales, later George IV, to George Simon, Viscount Duneham, later 2nd Earl of Harcourt

Worn at the coronation in the year 1935 and 1953 from Lady Harcourt, see above.

The Harcourt – Emeralds, Necklace and Tiara |Famous Important Royal Jewellery

Sketch of Famous Jewellery -The Harcourt – Emeralds, Necklace and Tiara

The Harcourt Emerald Necklace Collier from Graff | Famous Jewellery History

The Harcourt Tiara made by Boucheron old & new version

Harcourt Diamond Choker Bandeau with Emeralds from Boucheron| Important Jewel History

The Harcourt Diamond Tiara Crown | Important Diamond Diadem

The Harcourt – Diamond Necklace from the French Crown Jewels

Grand Peigne a Pampilles| Joyaux de Couronne France| French Crown Jewels

Large Comb with Fringes of Diamonds and the Hortense Diamond| Empress Eugenie| French Crown Jewels

Isabelle of Orléans Princess of France| Countess Bruno d’Harcourt| Royal Wedding Jewels History | Mariage Princier

LE MARIAGE DE LA PRINCESSE ISABELLE D’ORLEANS AVEC LE COMTE BRUNO D’HARCOURT

Queen Victoria’s Bow brooches |The Queen’s Jewellery | Royal Jewel History

The Queen’s Jewellery Victoria’s bow brooches

Queen Victoria's Bow broochesThe Queen's Jewellery   Victoria's bow brooches
In 1858 Garrard made three of these - two large and one small - for Queen Victoria
In 2022 on her Platinum Jubilee finale – wearing one of Queen Victoria’s Bow Brooches in Diamonds

Queen Elizabeth II | Queen Victoria’s three diamond Bow Brooches worn from the Queen Elizabeth on her Platinum Jubilee 2022 | Royal Jewels Great Britain and Ireland

Platinum Jubilee Diamond Brooch from the Goldsmiths‘ Company| Queen Elizabeth II Brooches Jewels

Platinumjubilee Diamond Brooch from the Goldsmiths Company| Queen Elizabeth II Brooches  Jewels brooch given to her to mark her Platinum Jubilee
Platinumjubilee Diamond Brooch from the Goldsmiths Company| Queen Elizabeth II Brooches Jewels , brooch given to her to mark her Platinum Jubilee.

Queen Elizabeth II | Platinum Jubilee Diamond Brooch from the Goldsmiths‘ Company | Royal Jewels Great Britain and Ireland

Queen Victoria’s Domino Set


The Exquisite Pearl and Enamel Musical Domino Box by BautteIs one of the most exquisite examples of early 19th-century Geneva workmanship  Dominoes was said to be one of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert’s favourite pastimes  
Queen Victoria’s Domino Set @Sotheby’s
Eine rechteckige, mit blauer Emaille und Perlen besetzte Dominobox, die einst Königin Victoria gehörte, wird am 5. Juli bei Sotheby’s in London im Rahmen der kommenden Auktion Treasures versteigert.
Das Set, eines der exquisitesten Beispiele Genfer Handwerkskunst aus dem frühen neunzehnten Jahrhundert, ist auf 250.000 und 400.000 Pfund geschätzt.
 
Das Dominospiel soll eine der Lieblingsbeschäftigungen von Königin Victoria gewesen sein, die das Spiel zwischen 1839 und 1861 fast 40 Mal in ihrem Tagebuch erwähnte.

Die Königin, die von 1837 bis 1901 regierte, spielte besonders gerne Domino mit ihrem Mann Prinz Albert.

In einem Eintrag vom Sonntag, dem 18. Dezember 1842, den sie auf Schloss Windsor verbrachte, schreibt sie: „Albert las mir vor, und wir spielten Dominos, ein so gutes Spiel.“
Nach seinem Tod im Jahr 1861 wurde das Dominospiel jedoch nicht mehr erwähnt; es wird behauptet, dass sie das jetzige Set ihrem jüngsten Sohn, Prinz Leopold, Herzog von Albanien, schenkte, der ein Liebhaber von Spielen war und das Londoner Schachturnier 1883 unter seiner Schirmherrschaft veranstaltete. Die Nachkommen von Prinz Leopold vererbten das Set, bis es vor fast 40 Jahren bei einer Auktion von den heutigen Besitzern erworben wurde.
 
Das zwischen 1804 und 1808 von Jean-François Bautte (1772-1837) in Genf geschaffene massive Goldgehäuse mit durchscheinend blauer Emaille ist ein unglaublich seltenes Liebhaberstück, von dem bisher nur ein weiteres Exemplar bekannt ist.

Queen Victoria’s Domino Set pearl and enamel gold play set
Queen Victoria’s Domino Set pearl and enamel gold play set Queen Victoria’s Domino Set @Sotheby’s
Queen Victoria’s Domino Set
A rectangular blue enamel and pearl encrusted domino box once belonging to Queen Victoria is set to come to auction on July 5th at Sotheby’s London as part of the upcoming Treasures sale.

One of the most exquisite examples of Geneva workmanship from the early nineteenth century, the set is estimated to fetch between £250,000-400,000.

 Playing dominoes was said to be one of Queen Victoria’s favourite pastimes, with the game mentioned nearly 40 times in her journal between 1839 and 1861.

The Queen, who ruled between 1837 and 1901, particularly loved to play the game with her husband Prince Albert.
In one entry from Sunday December 18th 1842, which was spent at Windsor Castle, she writes: “Albert read to me, and we played at dominos, such a good game.”

However, after his death in 1861, reference to the game ceased to be recorded and it is purported that she gave the present musical domino set to her youngest son, Prince Leopold, Duke of Albany who was a lover of games and held the 1883 London Chess Tournament under his patronage. The set was passed down through the descendants of Prince Leopold until it appeared at auction nearly 40 years ago when acquired by the current owners.  Created in Geneva between 1804-1808 by Jean-François Bautte (1772-1837) the solid gold case overlaid with translucent blue enamel is an incredibly rare amusement piece, with only one other example recorded so far.
Bautte – the most renowned jeweler in the city in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth century was part of the so called Geneva Fabrique which was a tightly knit community of merchants, watchmakers, casemakers and goldsmiths was one of the largest employers in Geneva at the end of the 18th century. Well known to the experienced eye in Paris and London, Bautte’s work caught the attention of Queen Victoria partially thanks to the famous art critic and Victorian polymath John Ruskin (1819-1900), who published his report on Bautte the year after she became Queen.  The charming domino set with its playful decoration is relatively small in size. A matching oval pearl-set gold and enamel key winds the musical movement revealed by the sliding lid. Matching their container, the 28 counters are enameled in translucent blue with their numbers formed of split-pearls. The silk-lined velvet case also features a paper label with the Saxe-Coburg-Gotha coat of arms on the underside. The sides of the enamel box have four vignettes representing the four seasons: picking flowers for the spring, wine drinking in the summer, the harvest in the autumn and ice skating in winter. The lid of the box is enamelled with a sailing Cupid on his quiver.  The game of Dominoes arrived in Europe in the early 18th century, probably first brought back by Italian missionaries returning from the Far East who are said to have adapted the Chinese version by adding an additional seven dominoes. Furthermore, during the 1780s, the industrious Swiss watch and enamel industry created marvelous pocket watches and objects of vertu for the extremely lucrative Chinese Market, as well as for export to the Ottoman market. It was towards the end of the 18th century that the game of dominoes reached Britain.

The Herries Diamond and Pearl Tiara | Duchess of Norfolk

Power & Image: Royal & Aristocratic Tiaras at Sotheby’s

Designed as a graduated series of openwork pearl-topped foliate scrolls above clusters, between which sit stylised bud finials. Set throughout with circular- and rose-cut diamonds and pear-shaped pearls on silver and gold.

The Herries Diamond and Pearl Tiara   | Duchess of Norfolk
Duchess of Norfolk’s Pearl & Diamond Tiara
The Herries Diamond and Pearl Tiara | Duchess of Norfolk Duchess of Norfolk’s Pearl & Diamond Tiara
Lady Gwendolen Harries - Duchess of Norfolk  Wedding  Tiara Gwendolen Mary Constable-Maxwell, Baroness Herries in her own right.
Lady Gwendolen Harries – Duchess of Norfolk Wedding Tiara | Gwendolen Mary Constable-Maxwell, Baroness Herries in her own right.