For Vivien, the equestrian theme of these brooches would have likely held connotations of her family and her childhood in India. Her father Ernest was an avid polo player and a fan of horse racing, and took up a post training horses in Bangalore during the First World War.
Comprising: A riding crop brooch, stamped 15K and PLAT indicating 15 carat gold and platinum. Light scratches commensurate with wear. Pin fitting bent, closes securely. Some light discoloration to pin fitting. Polo mallet horseshoe brooch, stamped 14K for 14 carat gold and marker's mark on pin. Pin fitting opens easily, closes secularly Light scratches on metal. Total gross weight approximately 8.6 grams. Lengths measuring approximately 68mm and 53mm. In good condition. "In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Please note that colour, clarity and weight of gemstones are statements of opinion only and not statements of fact by Sotheby's. We do not guarantee, and are not responsible for any certificate from a gemological laboratory that may accompany the property. We do not guarantee that watches are in working order. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue, in particular to the Notice regarding the treatment and condition of gemstones. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."