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Pair of emerald, enamel and diamond cufflinks, early 20th century

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March 24, 08:41 PM GMT


5,000 - 7,000 GBP

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Pair of emerald, enamel and diamond cufflinks

early 20th century 

the circular terminals collet-set with a cabochon emerald, bordered by white enamel set with cushion-shaped diamonds, the oval backs with the lettering E L L E and 2 30 II

Possibly a gift from Victoria Eugenie, Queen of Spain (1887–1969) to Lord Louis Mountbatten on the occasion of his marriage.

Amongst the wedding gifts received by Lord Louis Mountbatten were 'a pair of Diamond and emerald sleeve links a gift of the Queen of Spain' (The Times on the 18th July 1922), which are perhaps those here. Many of the gifts were from Royalty, reflecting Lord Mountbatten's relations and connections with the Royal Houses of Europe. These included Edward, Prince of Wales, his best man, who gave the groom a silver globe traced in coloured enamels of the tour both men had undertaken of India and Australia.