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Indian Colonial 9 Carat Gold Military Sweetheart Brooch - Elephant, Assaye, Royal Highland Fusiliers, Hamilton & Co.     Order Form     Request more information
Reference: S11018
Period: George V
Year: 1926-1936
Silversmith: Hamilton & Co
Place: Calcutta
Price: $ 470.00
Weight: 4 grams
Dimensions: 2 cm * 2 cm
Condition: Excellent, pin and clasp in full working order.

Description: An interesting Indian Colonial 9 carat gold sweetheart brooch, featuring a well modelled cast elephant and battle honour ASSAYE. The brooch is good quality, and the original gold pin and clasp in full working order. The brooch is clearly hallmarked, makers mark H&CoLD, and 9Ct for nine carat gold. This makers mark was used by Hamilton & Co, the "Garrards of India", between 1926 when they became a limited company and 1936 when they introduced date letters. The battle of Assaye was a major battle of the Second Anglo-Maratha War fought between the Maratha Empire and the British East India Company in 1803, the future Duke of Wellington commanded the British, he "considered Assaye the finest thing he ever did in the way of fighting even when compared to his later military career" - Wikipedia. He had 2 horses shot under him during the battle. "Both British regiments and Indian units were awarded the Assaye battle honour and most were later given permission to adopt an Assaye elephant as part of their insignia. The 74th Regiment of foot later became known as the Assaye regiment due to their stand at the battle and their modern-day successors, the Royal Highland Fusiliers (2 Scots), still celebrate the anniversary of the battle each year. Of the Indian infantry battalions, only the Madras Sappers and Ist Punjab survive in their original form in the Indian Army but they no longer celebrate Assaye as it has been declared a repugnant battle honour by the Government of India".
Indian Colonial 9 Carat Gold Military Sweetheart Brooch - Elephant, Assaye, Royal Highland Fusiliers, Hamilton & Co.
Indian Colonial 9 Carat Gold Military Sweetheart Brooch - Elephant, Assaye, Royal Highland Fusiliers, Hamilton & Co

Indian Colonial 9 Carat Gold Military Sweetheart Brooch - Elephant, Assaye, Royal Highland Fusiliers, Hamilton & Co.
Solid gold indian elephant assaye

Indian Colonial 9 Carat Gold Military Sweetheart Brooch - Elephant, Assaye, Royal Highland Fusiliers, Hamilton & Co.
Assaye gold elephant pin open

Indian Colonial 9 Carat Gold Military Sweetheart Brooch - Elephant, Assaye, Royal Highland Fusiliers, Hamilton & Co.
Back of gold elephant brooch

Indian Colonial 9 Carat Gold Military Sweetheart Brooch - Elephant, Assaye, Royal Highland Fusiliers, Hamilton & Co.
Hamilton & Co limited gold 9 carat hallmarks

Indian Colonial 9 Carat Gold Military Sweetheart Brooch - Elephant, Assaye, Royal Highland Fusiliers, Hamilton & Co.
Royal Highland Fusiliers

Indian Colonial 9 Carat Gold Military Sweetheart Brooch - Elephant, Assaye, Royal Highland Fusiliers, Hamilton & Co.
ASSAYE with scale

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