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Boer War 15 Carat Gold and Enamel Sweetheart Brooch - 19th Battalion St Pancras
Reference: S1415
Period: Edward VII
Year: Circa 1902
Silversmith: unmarked
Place: London
Price: $ 190.00
Weight: 5 grams
Dimensions: 4.5 cm length.
Condition: Excellent, all enamel perfect, clasp in full working order.

Description: A Boer War "sweetheart brooch" in 15 carat gold, so we assume the sweetheart was an officer. The brooch carries the badge of an Infantry Regiment, the 19th (County of London) Battalion, St Pancras. It is engraved "South Africa, 1899 - 1902". The gold has a reddish colour, whcih contrasts well with the red and blue enamel. It is lovely quality, even the clasp and pin are in 15 ct gold. Both the brooch and pin are stamped "15ct", these are the only hallmarks. 15 ct gold was only used in Britian between 1854 and 1932, when the 15 ct and 12 ct standards were replaced by 14 carat.
Boer War 15 Carat Gold and Enamel Sweetheart Brooch - 19th Battalion St Pancras
Boer War sweetheart brooch

Boer War 15 Carat Gold and Enamel Sweetheart Brooch - 19th Battalion St Pancras
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Boer War 15 Carat Gold and Enamel Sweetheart Brooch - 19th Battalion St Pancras
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