23 March 2012

The Gold Lace Work Brooch

Gold Lace Work Brooch
One of many wedding gifts received by Princess Elizabeth for her 1947 marriage to Lieutenant Philip Mountbatten, this gold brooch was given by the Jewelers and Silversmiths of Great Britain. It was described on the official wedding list as "a gold lace-work brooch set with diamonds and rubies," which is obviously where the name I'm using for the piece is pulled from.
As I suppose is appropriate for a gift given by an organization of jewelry craftsmen, this is an intricate brooch with plenty of fine detailing. It obviously appealed to the bride, as she still wears it regularly more than 60 years later.

Appearances:
29 January 2017: Church at Sandringham
14 May 2016: Royal Windsor Horse Show
26 February 2013: Archbishop of Canterbury's Homage
22 November 2012: Visit to Bristol
23 March 2012: Visit to Manchester
29 January 2012: Attending Church in Norfolk  
2010: State Visit from Qatar
1993: Royal Maundy Service
1991: Christmas Broadcast   

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