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Old 11-24-2012, 03:52 PM
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Lovely closeup pic of the fish brooch. Do we know if she has ever worn it or do we know anything else about it.
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Old 11-24-2012, 03:59 PM
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There aren't too many of her pieces that I don't care for, but this is not a favorite, and I do like animal and plant brooches very much..
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Old 11-24-2012, 04:16 PM
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I like the Vanguard as well! I can't decide which is my favorite.
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Old 11-24-2012, 04:18 PM
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I just remembered reading about it on an earlier post and then found a photo of it while I was searching for others. see here for more info on artist:
Stalking the Belle Époque: Mastery of Design: The Treskow Fish Brooch, 1953
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Old 11-24-2012, 08:02 PM
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I don't care much for the fish brooch, but the detail is exquisite and the sapphire just luscious.
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Old 11-24-2012, 08:18 PM
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But is the fish brooch even part of the Queen's collection?
It is from the year of Her Majesty's coronation but nowhere did I find a reference it actually belongs to her.
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Old 11-24-2012, 08:29 PM
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I looked for it after I read earlier in the thread about a brooch of hers that was like a sea-serpent or some such. It is in the Victoria & Albert Museum, but I will leave it to you experts to determine if it one of the Queen's... :)
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Old 11-24-2012, 08:41 PM
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Thanks a lot for the effort; it's always nice to identify new brooches of the Queen.

However, I don't think the fish brooch fits the description of the sea creature brooch which is described as "a mythical sea creature wearing a gold crown, covered in pavé-set diamonds and with cabochon ruby eyes".
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Old 11-24-2012, 08:44 PM
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HI. New to the boards - loving the Queen depsite being from across the Pond! Here is a close up I found of the fish:

Jewels Queen's Brooches / The Treskow Fish Brooch, 1953

and please, if I have misidentified any of my pins, please advise - GillW - hope compiling all the photos in one place will help you get caught up!!
Hi - cool brooch and WELCOME! What's the history on this one - when has the Queen worn it?
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sea creature brooch

I think we've decided the fish link I posted wasn't the sea creature. on a different note, does anyone have a good photo of the "foot long brooch"?
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Old 11-24-2012, 10:16 PM
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I think we've decided the fish link I posted wasn't the sea creature. on a different note, does anyone have a good photo of the "foot long brooch"?
I've attached two of the clearest pictures I have of the Queen's Lily Brooch. The first picture is of the Queen Mother wearing it to Ascot in 1960's and the second one - from the South African state visit in 2010: the latter is the clearest picture of the brooch I am aware of.

A bit more information on the brooch: known as the "Foot Long Floral Brooch", it is 17.2 cm long and was created by Cartier in 1939 using 203 stones from the collection of Queen Elizabeth (The Queen Mother) in addition to 52 stones from Cartier.


Can you imagine what it's like to have 203 diamonds just laying around?
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I'd like to have just 3 laying around!
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Old 11-25-2012, 03:47 AM
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HI. New to the boards - loving the Queen depsite being from across the Pond! Here is a close up I found of the fish:

Jewels Queen's Brooches / The Treskow Fish Brooch, 1953

and please, if I have misidentified any of my pins, please advise - GillW - hope compiling all the photos in one place will help you get caught up!!
A very nice site - thanks for the link. It's not that I'm behind with cataloguing the brooches themselves. It's just that I keep a kind of diary/spreadsheet of events & which brooch was worn, where and on which outfit, that I'm behind with. But I do appreciate your thought. Of course many of those on the link are not HMs brooches, even though they are very pretty ones. And a number of HMs are not featured there. But a very nice link, nevertheless.
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I've attached two of the clearest pictures I have of the Queen's Lily Brooch...
Holy smokes! That is some brooch! Gorgeous.
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Lancaster Brooch

Did anyone ever find a good photo of the Lancaster Brooch? And any provenance?
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Old 11-25-2012, 04:41 PM
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I've attached two of the clearest pictures I have of the Queen's Lily Brooch...
Wow that's a really exquisite brooch,I wonder exactly how many brooches Her Majesty has in the jewel chest!
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Old 11-25-2012, 04:53 PM
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Wow that's a really exquisite brooch,I wonder exactly how many brooches Her Majesty has in the jewel chest!
Well, I can't say the exact number (doubt anyone can) but my personal and ever-expanding database now has 220+ brooches.
So, if the Queen was particularly well-disposed to her jewelacholic followers, she could probably wear a new brooch every single day of the year.
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Well, I can't say the exact number (doubt anyone can) but my personal and ever-expanding database now has 220+ brooches.
So, if the Queen was particularly well-disposed to her jewelacholic followers, she could probably wear a new brooch every single day of the year.
And I'm sure that number will no doubt rise!
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Artemisia, are you going to publish your database? I would buy a copy!!
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Did anyone ever find a good photo of the Lancaster Brooch? And any provenance?
Do you mean the Tudor Rose Brooch (combining the red and white roses of Lancaster and York) the Queen wore on two occasions back in July?

Virtually nothing is known about its provenance; however, since there is no record of the Queen wearing it before, and since she wore it on two different events fairly close to each other, it is generally assumed the brooch is a recent (Diamond Jubilee-related?) gift. Either that, or it was a long-forgotten piece recently found in the vaults.

There are no clear pictures of the brooch; the two I've attached are the clearest I could crop.
The best of my knowledge, no better pictures are available anywhere.

Cropped from larger images and consist of less than 20% of the originals.
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