Enamel and gold box with inset miniature of Edward VII (1841-1910). Gold, enamel, diamonds, watercolour on ivory. Acquirer: King George V, King of the United Kingdom (1865-1936). Provenance: Given to George V by Queen Mary in, or later than, 1910.
Princess Helena (1846-1923, wearing the opal necklace and earrings given to her by her mother as a wedding present, 1866. The gift also included a brooch to match, and all the jewelry was to provided by Messrs R. & S. Garrard & Co., Haymarket. This miniature was painted by William Charles Bell.
AUGUSTE GARNEREY (FRENCH, 1785-1824) <br />A young lady, as a bride, in white dress with red floral ribbon trim, white veil, white roses and cornflowers in her upswept curling brown hair, holding a bouquet of the same flowers in her left hand; sky background<br />signed 'AUG<v>T</v><v>E GARNEREY. 1816' (mid-right) <br />on <i>papier vélin</i> <br />oval, 7 in. (178 mm.) high, large rectangular gilt-wood frame with foliate spandrels<br /></v>