Original WWI British Royal Artillery Silver And Tortoise Shell Tie/Lapel Pin
Original Item: Only One Available. Sweet Heart Brooches go back thousands of years. Young men off to War trying to declare their undying love to the girl of their dreams in the hope she will stay true. IMA has purchased a small collection of these romantic items purchased by a devoted Grandfather for his first Grandson and buying him one a year until the Grandfather's death 23 years later. The old man was no fool, he only bought the best, mostly sterling silver but a few in hall marked gold. Each Broach displays the emblem of the Soldier's Regiment. A gift of true love, now to be shared with the woman of your dreams.
Formed in 1716 under King George 1st The Royal Regiment of Artillery commonly known as The Royal Artillery. In action, all the time, everywhere. One of the largest Regiments in the British Army of which Queen Elizabeth 2nd is the Colonel-General-in-Chief. Actually consisting of 16 Standard Regiments and 6 Reserve Regiments.
This silver Sweetheart broach features the silver King's Crown over silver artillery piece with Regimental mottos above and beneath picked out in blue enamel, "UBIQUE" (Everywhere) and "QUO FAS ET GLORIA DUCUNT" which translates to "WHERE RIGHT AND GLORY LEAD". Mounted on a Tortoise Shell circular background, 1" in width. Rear of circular sterling silver frame bearing very clear Silver Hallmarks and Maker's markings, overall an excellent example.
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