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Garrard & Co. Ltd.

Enamel and diamond brooch

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March 24, 08:41 PM GMT


250 - 350 GBP

Lot Details


Enamel and diamond brooch

Garrard & Co. Ltd.


of the Legion of Frontiersmen, applied with polychrome enamel, the monogram L F and coronet set with brilliant- and single-cut diamonds, British hallmarks and sponsor's mark

The Legion of Frontiersmen was formed in 1905 as a volunteer force to act on behalf of the Crown, particularly along the frontiers of the British Empire. Prince Louis of Battenberg was a founding member, and they helped raised and fill the ranks of Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry in the First World War (to whom Lady Mountbatten was appointed Colonel-in-Chief in 1974). Lady Mountbatten was appointed Patron of the Legion of Frontiersmen in 1983, and in a letter to Brigadier Fitchette she discussed that although she had reached a point where she couldn't accept more commitments, the two aforementioned connections were "excellent reasons to make me accept your invitation".