A gold, enamel and seed pearl brooch,
Lot 102
A gold, enamel and seed pearl brooch,
Sold for £780 (US$ 1,309) inc. premium
Auction Details
Lot Details
A gold, enamel and seed pearl brooch, circa 1850
The surmount of scrolled cartouche design, with engraved foliate detail, the centre highlighted by a blue enamel and seed pearl motif, suspending a similarly decorated slide on two tassels each terminating in an engraved drop, French assay mark on pin fitting, length 8.0cm., fitted case by Edmond Johnson, Grafton St, Dublin

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  • Provenance:
    The La Touche family, Dublin.
    Thence by descent from Isabella La Touche to her granddaughter, the current vendor.

    The La Touche family dominated banking in Ireland for over 150 years; during the 1780s David La Touche III became the first Governor of the Bank of Ireland. The family was also hugely influential politically around the period of the Act of Union in 1800 and had a genuine devotion to the Church of Ireland. It was their successes as bankers, property developers and landlords which led to enormous wealth and to their well established position in Irish society.
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