A rather splendid example of a Royal Artillery or 'Gunner's' sweetheart brooch. These were given to wives or girl-friends by serving officers. This is a rather superior one, set with diamonds on 18ct white gold and platinum, so was probably a gift to the wife of a high-ranking officer in the regiment. The brooch represents a field gun with its ramrod, below a Royal crown. The blue enamelled motto 'Ubique' above the wheel means 'Everywhere' and the lower enamelled motto ribbon 'Quo Fas et Gloria Ducunt' - 'Where Right and Glory Lead' - stirring stuff! The brooch was probably made in the late 1930s and is 1 5/8 inches: 42 mm across
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N.Bloom & Son was established by my maternal grandfather in 1912. I have run the business since 1971. I specialise in high-quality old jewellery, mostly late 19th and 20th century, of interesting and unusual design. After having a succession of shops in the West End over forty years, and having a achieved a high reputation and profile with the public, I decided to close my last shop in 2005, and now I trade solely over the internet, or by person-to-person contact with clients. I can be contacted by telephone 020 7629 5060, or from abroad 0044 20 7629 5060 or by email as below. Prices ncludes insured free-of-charge UK/Europe posting for any item, or free-of-charge sending by FedEx world-wide for any item over £500’
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