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Royal Navy & Merchant Services Gold and Pearl Nautical Crown Sweetheart Brooch - 18 Carat, Gieves     Order Form     Request more information
Reference: S11077
Period: George VI
Year: Circa 1939
Silversmith: Gieves Ltd
Place: London
Price: $ 720.00
Weight: 3 grams
Dimensions: 4.8 cm
Condition: Excellent, perfectly preserved in original box. Clasp and pin in full working order. Box also good, some fraying to silk lining, hinge and clasp good.

Description: A Royal Navy & Merchant Services gold and pearl nautical crown sweetheart brooch, with 14 pearls set in 18 Carat gold, the detail of the crown is exquisite, this is a top quality brooch. Both the crown and supporting bar are 18 carat gold, both are clearly hallmarked "18CT". The 18 carat gold is a deep yellow colour, the pin has a reddish tinge, so could be 9 carat (pin is unmarked). The pearls are different sizes, with the largest in the centre of the crown. These sweetheart brooches were popular during both WW1 and WW11, we have tentatively dated it to WW11 (1939-1945) given the style of the box. The brooch is perfectly preserved in it's original box, which reads "Royal Appointment, Gieves Ltd, 21 Old Bond Street, London W1". Gieves (now Gieves & Hawkes) is a prestigious Savile Row Tailor, established in 1771, the hold numerous Royal Warrants, including the Queen, Duke of Edinburgh and Prince of Wales. They have long served the British Army, Royal Navy and the Royal family, clients include Lord Nelson, the Duke of Wellington, Churchill and Charlie Chaplin. More recent clients include David Beckham, Bill Clinton and the Braun Formula 1 team (source wikipedia). Gieves & Hawkes still retails a very similar gold and pearl naval crown brooch today, (www.gievesandhawkesmilitary.com), the 18 carat version retails for GBP 1100.
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