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Background imageBrooch Collection: Margaret Thatcher

Margaret Thatcher
MARGARET THATCHER nee ROBERTS First woman to be British Prime Minister (Conservative) 1979-90

Background imageBrooch Collection: Suffragette W. S. P. U Holloway Brooch

Suffragette W. S. P. U Holloway Brooch
The Holloway Brooch, designed by Sylvia Pankhurst, for presentation to W.S.P.U released prisoners. It depicts the portcullis symbol of the House of Commons with chains and broad arrows in purple

Background imageBrooch Collection: NADIA-JULIETTE BOULANGER, French music teacher

NADIA-JULIETTE BOULANGER, French music teacher
NADIA-JULIETTE BOULANGER (1887-1979), French music teacher and conductor. Her students included Aaron Copland, Roy Harris, Lennox Berkeley, Virgil Thomson and Leonard Bernstein. Date: early 1960s

Background imageBrooch Collection: EMILY DAVISON

EMILY DAVISON Died after throwing herself in front of the King's horse at the Derby in June 1913, She is wearing a prisoner's brooch & another medal. 1872 - 1913

Background imageBrooch Collection: Anne, Lady Byron (Anon)

Anne, Lady Byron (Anon)
ANNA ISABELLA MILBANKE Lady Byron (1815 to 1816)

Background imageBrooch Collection: Gold enamelled brooch, presented to Florence Nightingale

Gold enamelled brooch, presented to Florence Nightingale by Queen Victoria, 1855. Gold, with diamonds and enamel, said to have been designed by Prince Albert The Prince Consort (1819-1861)

Background imageBrooch Collection: Military regimental badge brooches advertisement, WW1

Military regimental badge brooches advertisement, WW1
An advertisement for Charles Packer & Co, goldsmiths and silversmiths, and their selectrion of regimental badge brooches available for 2 2s. each

Background imageBrooch Collection: Princess Elizabeth as Colonel of the Grenadier Guards, 1942

Princess Elizabeth as Colonel of the Grenadier Guards, 1942
Princess Elizabeth, later Queen Elizabeth II, as Colonel of the Grenadier Guards. Her first formal engagement was on her 16th birthday, inspecting the Grenadier Guards as Colonel of this regiment

Background imageBrooch Collection: Military badge jewellery, WW1

Military badge jewellery, WW1
Advertisement for regimental badges available from the Goldsmiths and Silversmiths Company. Made of gold or palladium, they were set with diamonds or other precious stones. Date: 1917

Background imageBrooch Collection: Advert for Frank Hyams Ltd, diamonds jewellery 1911

Advert for Frank Hyams Ltd, diamonds jewellery 1911
Selection of womens diamond jewellery. Date: 1911

Background imageBrooch Collection: Bagpiper in Glen Coe, Highlands of Scotland

Bagpiper in Glen Coe, Highlands of Scotland
Bagpiper in Macdonald tartan, playing in Glen Coe, Highlands of Scotland. Date: 1959

Background imageBrooch Collection: Princess Anne, Princess Royal, in Cornwall

Princess Anne, Princess Royal, in Cornwall
Princess Anne, Princess Royal, on an official visit to Cornwall. Date: circa 1970s

Background imageBrooch Collection: Martha of Norway

Martha of Norway
MARTHA, CROWN PRINCESS OF NORWAY Daughter of Princess Charles of Sweden, she married Crown Prince Olav of Norway in 1929. She died 3 years before Olav became King of Norway in 1957. Date: 1901 - 1954

Background imageBrooch Collection: Queen Mother visiting London evacuees at Horsted Keynes, 1939

Queen Mother visiting London evacuees at Horsted Keynes, 1939
The Queen Mother(1900-2002) with evacuated children from Battersea. A little four year old girl called Shirely here is playing " mothers"

Background imageBrooch Collection: Mlle Marie De Guise

Mlle Marie De Guise
MLLE MARIE DE GUISE aka Mademoiselle Marie de Lorraine et de Guise. Duchess of Guise and Joyeuse from 1675; patron of composer Charpentier

Background imageBrooch Collection: Catherine of Aragon Players Cigarette Card

Catherine of Aragon Players Cigarette Card
CATHERINE OF ARAGON First Queen of Henry VIII

Background imageBrooch Collection: Heraldic crests, rings and brooches in enamel and gold

Heraldic crests, rings and brooches in enamel and gold. Chromolithograph from Edwin Streeters Gems Catalog, Bond Street, London, circa 1895

Background imageBrooch Collection: Dinah Craik (1826-1887). Engraving. Colored

Dinah Craik (1826-1887). Engraving. Colored
Dinah Craik (1826-1887). English novelist and poet. Engraving in The Iberian Illustration, 1888. Colored

Background imageBrooch Collection: Italian male fashion, late 15th century

Italian male fashion, late 15th century. Costume of Italian noblemen A-C, and costume of Italian soldiers, archer, pikeman and axe man in small metal helmet

Background imageBrooch Collection: Woman in dress of polka-dot crepon, and girl with dog

Woman in dress of polka-dot crepon, and girl with dog
Woman in dress of polka-dot crepon, and girl in cherry and green check dress with dog. Robe de crepon blanc a pois jaune, robe de fillette en ecossais cerise et vert

Background imageBrooch Collection: Portrait of a German maiden in late 16th century garb

Portrait of a German maiden in late 16th century garb. She wears a lace ruff, a painted glass brooch with her own likeness, and holds a prayer book bound in painted parchment

Background imageBrooch Collection: Queen Victoria holding a fan

Queen Victoria holding a fan Date: circa 1900

Background imageBrooch Collection: Maria Pita (1565-1643). Spanish heroine. Anonymous portrait

Maria Pita (1565-1643). Spanish heroine. Anonymous portrait
Maria Pita (Maria Mayor Fernandez de Camara y Pita) (1565-1643). Spanish heroine. King Philip II awarded her the rank of ensign for the defense of Corunna in 1589 against the attack of the English

Background imageBrooch Collection: Mrs. Fred Taylor

Mrs. Fred Taylor
A portrait oil painting of a woman wearing a dark blue velvet gown, jade coloured necklace and a large, blue diamond shaped brooch. Date: circa 1918

Background imageBrooch Collection: White Star Line and Cunard - souvenir brooches

White Star Line and Cunard - souvenir brooches
White Star Line and Cunard souvenir brooches - RMS Baltic, RMS Celtic, RMS Megantic and RMS Queen Mary. Pictorial brass enamel brooches. Date: 20th century

Background imageBrooch Collection: Ocean Liners - three brooches and a badge

Ocean Liners - three brooches and a badge
Ocean Liners - White Star Line RMS Doric, MV Georgic, and RMS Majestic ship's wheel enamel brooches, 1 inch diameter. Cunard QE2 Farewell Season 2008 enamel badge, 1.25 x 0.75 inches

Background imageBrooch Collection: RMS Titanic - Maria Robinson's brooch

RMS Titanic - Maria Robinson's brooch
RMS Titanic - property of Maria Robinson, fiancee of Wallace Hartley, bandleader and violinist, who died in the disaster. An early 20th century gold

Background imageBrooch Collection: RMS Titanic - Maria Robinson's locket and brooch

RMS Titanic - Maria Robinson's locket and brooch
RMS Titanic - property of Maria Robinson, fiancee of Wallace Hartley, bandleader and violinist, who died in the disaster. A 9 carat rose gold small oval locket

Background imageBrooch Collection: King Ferdinand III of Castile, called the Saint

King Ferdinand III of Castile, called the Saint
Ferdinand III of Castile, called the Saint (1199/1201-1252). King of Castile (1217-1252) and Leon (1230-1252). Portrait. Illustration by Letre. Detail. Lithography. Cronica General de Espana

Background imageBrooch Collection: Maria Teresa Orsini, Princess Doria, 1822-1831

Maria Teresa Orsini, Princess Doria, 1822-1831
Valentin Carderera y Solano (1796-1880). Spanish painter. Portrait of Maria Teresa Orsini, Princess Doria, 1822-1831. Museum of Romanticism. Madrid. Spain. Date: 2019

Background imageBrooch Collection: Young Woman

Young Woman
A portrait of an unknown young woman, wearing a pendant brooch. Date: circa 1840s

Background imageBrooch Collection: Lady Trumpington and Nigel Wright discuss Sunday trading

Lady Trumpington and Nigel Wright discuss Sunday trading
The Conservative peer Lady Trumpington (Jean Alys Barker, Baroness Trumpington, b.1922) and Nigel Wright, the Dickie Dirts clothing retailer, discuss the issue of Sunday trading, 4 February 1982

Background imageBrooch Collection: Advert for Jewels of Quality from The Goldsmith

Advert for Jewels of Quality from The Goldsmith and Silversmith Company, London, 1926 - pearl, diamond and platinum earings, sapphire

Background imageBrooch Collection: Armorial shields of the crossbowmens guild, late

Armorial shields of the crossbowmens guild, late
Armorial shields of members of the crossbowmens guild in Munich, late 15th century. A Hans Duke of Bavaria, 1463, B Hainrich 1486, C Hans Duke of Saarwerden, D unknown, E C

Background imageBrooch Collection: Anglo-Saxon Relics, Personal Ornaments

Anglo-Saxon Relics, Personal Ornaments of Gold and Bronze. Enamelled ring of King Ethelwulf, enamelled brooch set with garnets, engraved pins, enamelled bronze cross with gold mount, gold cross

Background imageBrooch Collection: Russian state jewels to be auctioned in London

Russian state jewels to be auctioned in London
Page from The Illustrated London News reporting on a sale of magnificent jewellery forming part of the Russian state jewels, which were auctioned at Christies in 1927

Background imageBrooch Collection: Diamond stars and brooches

Diamond stars and brooches. Chromolithograph from Edwin Streeters Gems Catalog, Bond Street, London, circa 1895

Background imageBrooch Collection: Diamond pendants and brooches with pearl and ruby

Diamond pendants and brooches with pearl and ruby. Chromolithograph from Edwin Streeters Gems Catalog, Bond Street, London, circa 1895

Background imageBrooch Collection: Sporting brooches mounted in diamonds: pug

Sporting brooches mounted in diamonds: pug dog, frog, wheel, polo pony, locust, etc. Chromolithograph from Edwin Streeters Gems Catalog, Bond Street, London, circa 1895

Background imageBrooch Collection: Sporting brooches mounted in diamonds: dog

Sporting brooches mounted in diamonds: dog, horse, hansom cab, pheasant, and cat. Chromolithograph from Edwin Streeters Gems Catalog, Bond Street, London, circa 1895

Background imageBrooch Collection: Gem brooches in diamond, pearl, enamel, opal and sapphire

Gem brooches in diamond, pearl, enamel, opal and sapphire. Chromolithograph from Edwin Streeters Gems Catalog, Bond Street, London, circa 1895

Background imageBrooch Collection: Fifty guinea jewels: brooch, pendant, ring and bracelet

Fifty guinea jewels: brooch, pendant, ring and bracelet in diamond, pearl, opal, sapphire and emerald. Chromolithograph from Edwin Streeters Gems Catalog, Bond Street, London, circa 1895

Background imageBrooch Collection: Thirty guinea jewels: brooch, pendant, rin, and bracelet

Thirty guinea jewels: brooch, pendant, rin, and bracelet in diamond, opal, pearl and sapphire. Chromolithograph from Edwin Streeters Gems Catalog, Bond Street, London, circa 1895

Background imageBrooch Collection: Ten guinea jewels: brooch, pendant, bracelet and ring

Ten guinea jewels: brooch, pendant, bracelet and ring
Ten guinea jewels: brooch, pendant, bracelet, ring in sapphire, opal, diamond, jade, and enamel. Chromolithograph from Edwin Streeters Gems Catalog, Bond Street, London, circa 1895

Background imageBrooch Collection: Five guinea jewels: brooch, pendant, locket and chain

Five guinea jewels: brooch, pendant, locket and chain in pearl, diamond, gold, enamel. Chromolithograph from Edwin Streeters Gems Catalog, Bond Street, London, circa 1895

Background imageBrooch Collection: Ladies fancy watches, circa 1895

Ladies fancy watches, circa 1895
Ladies fancy watches with sapphire, ruby, diamond, enamel and gold. Chromolithograph from Edwin Streeters Gems Catalog, Bond Street, London, circa 1895

Background imageBrooch Collection: Advert for Mappin & Webb pearl and diamond jewellery 1912

Advert for Mappin & Webb pearl and diamond jewellery 1912
Selection of beautiful brooches, pendants and a necklace all made of pearls, diamonds and other precious stones Date: 1912

Background imageBrooch Collection: A variety of Advertisements from 1889. Date: 1886

A variety of Advertisements from 1889. Date: 1886



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