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Lot 284

A Masonic 18ct gold and diamond set Queen Victoria Diamond Jubilee jewel, by Spencer & Co.,...

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Lot 284

A Masonic 18ct gold and diamond set Queen Victoria Diamond Jubilee jewel, by Spencer & Co.,...

Price Realised: £1,115

Estimate: £500 - £800

Price realised is hammer price plus fees (31.2% Buyers Premium inclusive of VAT).

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Lot 284


A Masonic 18ct gold and diamond set Queen Victoria Diamond Jubilee jewel, by Spencer & Co., 1897, London, the raised diamond shaped centre with a central bust of Victoria within a border of rose cut diamonds with a compass and enamelled crown above a set square with enamel dates 1837-1897, the reverse inscribed PRESENTED with an Illuminated address to R W Bro Col Charles Lyne PGM by the Brethren of the PROVINCE OF MONMOUTH on attaining his Jubilee IN MASONRY Oct 21. 1897, with light blue ribbon and associated 15ct gold pin with leaf decoration, R Spencer & Co., London, 1897, the pendant - 6cm high, 3.4cm wide   


Note: This collection of Masonic jewels originally belonged to Colonel Charles Lyne, a prominent Freemason who was Provincial Grand Master of the Province of Monmouthshire from December 1870 until November 1901, President of the Festival for the Royal Masonic Institution for Boys, 1898, and appointed Senior Grand Deacon in 1901.  He was also a founder of the Charles Lyne Lodge 2964 in 1903.

After being displayed in the Masonic Hall, Dock Street, Newport, Monmouthshire they were past down to his grandson Major General Lewis Owen Lyne, C.B. D.S.O, then past down to his godson and then by descent. 

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The buyer shall pay the hammer price together with a premium thereon of 26% up to £20,000 (31.2% inclusive of VAT), 25% from £20,001 - £500,000 (30% inclusive of VAT), 20% from £500,001 thereafter (24% inclusive of VAT). The premium price is subject to VAT at the standard rate.

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