Whlatreasuresare hidingin your attic?Dix Noonan Webb Auctioneers return for their next Valuation Day at The Bingham Hotel on 13th FebruaryOne of the joys of working for an auction house is theunexpected discoveries' says Frances Noble, Headof Jewellery Department at Mayfair auctioneersDix Noonan Webb. Who would have thought that a dustyold coronet offered for sale with DNW would turn out tobe commissioned by the Duke of Wellington himself, as apersonal gift to a beautful young singer?connection with the Duke of Wellington, who may have gven place. The final discovery was to complete the story. Thethe coronet as a gift to a member of their famlly, a singer and coronet was lined with silk, carefully sewn to the inside.musician, the Hon Lady Mary Ann Jervis but there was nowritten provenance to prove the storyOn close Inspection to the reverse, and hildden behlind thislining, was the barely visible inscription: THIS CROWN WASPRESENTED BY ARTHUR, DUKE OF WELLINGTON TO THEHON. MAJERVIS, DESIGNED BY HIM AND EXECUTEDBY MESSRS GARRARD AUGUST 16TH 1838.- With moreresearch to come at the Garrards' archives, this little plece ofan aristocratic's family history will be completeI love the chance to do resoarch into family heirlooms. Wehad the coronet cleaned, and it turned out to be stunningmade of slver with slver gilt detall, Intialied to the front witha diamond set w, beneath a ducal coronet, the monogramof the Duko. A full halmark confirmed the pleco had beenmade in 1838 by Robert Garrard, a highly important London The coronet will be included in the Jewellery and Objects ofThe coronet was black with dirt, continued Frances, 'Onfirst impressions·it looked to be just gilt mota, a bit of anovelty, but nothing special'. But as the story unfolded, thefamily offering the pioce for auction belleved that there was a siversmith. All the pieces of the puzzle were falling intoVertu auction at DNW on 27th March, estimate £2000-3000

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Whla treasures are hiding in your attic? Dix Noonan Webb Auctioneers return for their next Valuation Day at The Bingham Hotel on 13th February One of the joys of working for an auction house is the unexpected discoveries' says Frances Noble, Head of Jewellery Department at Mayfair auctioneers Dix Noonan Webb. Who would have thought that a dusty old coronet offered for sale with DNW would turn out to be commissioned by the Duke of Wellington himself, as a personal gift to a beautful young singer? connection with the Duke of Wellington, who may have gven place. The final discovery was to complete the story. The the coronet as a gift to a member of their famlly, a singer and coronet was lined with silk, carefully sewn to the inside. musician, the Hon Lady Mary Ann Jervis but there was no written provenance to prove the story On close Inspection to the reverse, and hildden behlind this lining, was the barely visible inscription: THIS CROWN WAS PRESENTED BY ARTHUR, DUKE OF WELLINGTON TO THE HON. MAJERVIS, DESIGNED BY HIM AND EXECUTED BY MESSRS GARRARD AUGUST 16TH 1838.- With more research to come at the Garrards' archives, this little plece of an aristocratic's family history will be complete I love the chance to do resoarch into family heirlooms. We had the coronet cleaned, and it turned out to be stunning made of slver with slver gilt detall, Intialied to the front with a diamond set w, beneath a ducal coronet, the monogram of the Duko. A full halmark confirmed the pleco had been made in 1838 by Robert Garrard, a highly important London The coronet will be included in the Jewellery and Objects of The coronet was black with dirt, continued Frances, 'On first impressions·it looked to be just gilt mota, a bit of a novelty, but nothing special'. But as the story unfolded, the family offering the pioce for auction belleved that there was a siversmith. All the pieces of the puzzle were falling into Vertu auction at DNW on 27th March, estimate £2000-3000

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