The National Union of Women's Suffrage Societies interest: an Edwardian pearl, diamond and enamel brooch, the red and green guilloche enamel floral mount set with three cultured pearls and eight graduated old-cut diamonds, in yellow gold mount (tests as approximately 14-18ct gold), 4cms wide, in Wartski box.
Note: although the colours of The Women's Social and Political Union (WSPU), being purple, green and white, are better known and used more widely as the movement gained momentum, the colours of The National Union of Women's Suffrage Societies were red, green and purple. Other groups had a variety of colours including The Women's Freedom League which used yellow (or gold), green and white. It is generally thought that red was used by groups of Suffragists whereas purple was prefered by groups of Suffragettes who used more active and often violent methods for their cause.
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Auction: Fine Silver, Jewellery & Watches Auction, 30th Nov, 2022
Think outside the box this Christmas. With fabulous coloured gemstones on offer including an enormous natural spinel, antique jewellery to die for, and big brand names including Cartier, Rolex and Omega, you really don’t have to hit the high street this year. Or, if it’s a bit of silver you need, why not look at the sublime Paul Storr Candelabrum, to the ridiculous birds egg scent bottle.
Fri 25/11/22 10am-4.30pm
Sat 26/11/22 10am-12.30pm
Mon 28/11/22 10am-2pm
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