Sweetheart brooches were produced in many designs, for the wives and sweethearts of those serving in the armed forces. I have had a number of submarine brooches in the past, but this is the first I have seen for many years. it is also unusual in being 15ct as the majority of them were 9ct, for the widest affordability for not-very-well paid service-men. This model is stamped with the design registry number 643143 showing the design was entered in 1916, the approximate date of this brooch. The registry was created in the 19th century to stop the copying of designs, alongside patents which were to stop the copying of manufacturing processes and designs. All these designs are now kept in the Public Records Office in Kew. The sub is 2 inches: 50 mm long
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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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