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Friday, October 2, 2015

Sharing another Georgian piece in the collection - William Rothery Esq., London "pitt club" badge

From a direct decendant of the famous catholic author - Hilaire Belloc. We have a copy of Miss Emma Belloc's eight page will detailing her jewellery and small effects when she lived at No. 49 Rowland Gardens, London. Her effects survived right down to her nieces who resided in Brisbane and when the last lady passed away a dealer friend purchased almost all of the estate.

The London Pitt Club badge to William Rothery Esq., is oval silver-gilt with a raised white enamel medallion on tinted ground glass, portrait by the famous Scotish gem engraver, James Tassie.
Originally issued to members at £1 16c. 6d., was supplied by Green and Ward of Ludgate Street.

Similar sold at the London Medal Company: product code LMC/2053 for £650.00

Purchased from Michael Allen Antiques, Brisbane - 2015.

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