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April 10, 2016 2:31 pm  #1


TBF-QM-85 Queen Mary’s Enamel Maple-Leaf Spray Brooch

85. Queen Mary’s Enamel Maple-Leaf Spray Brooch

   This brooch, which has been described by Menkes as an “enamel maple leaf spray”, was given to Queen Mary, by the ladies of Montreal  on her tour of Canada in 1901.[1]

   The brooch now belongs to The Queen; it was presumably bequeathed to her in 1953. She has since been photographed wearing it during her tour of Canada in 2010.

1. Menkes, The Royal Jewels, p. 64
 

 

September 11, 2016 8:21 am  #2


Re: TBF-QM-85 Queen Mary’s Enamel Maple-Leaf Spray Brooch

TBF-QM-85 Queen Mary's Enamel Maple-Leaf Spray Brooch

   The following excerpt is taken from "The Tour of Their Royal Highnesses the Duke and Duchess of Cornwall and York through the dominion of Canada in the year 1901." Joseph Pope, C.M.G. Under Secretary of State

   Shortly after dinner on Wednesday, a simple ceremony took place at Lord Strathcona's residence, being the presentation to their Royal Highnesses of mementos of their visit to Montreal, by the members of the Citizens' Reception Committee. That to the Duchess, which was presented by Lady Strathcona and Mrs. Drummond, consisted of a spray of maple leaves wrought in gold and enamel and set with diamonds and pearls. An album of Canadian views accompanied this gift, and a richly illuminated address which read:

To Her Royal Highness the Duchess of Cornwall and York.

MAY IT PLEASE YOUR ROYAL HIGHNESS:

As a souvenir of your visit to this city the members of the Citizens' Reception Committee respectfully ask your gracious acceptance of this jewel, which reproduces in its autumnal tints the maple leaf. With it are two volumes of Canadian photographs. They desire loyally to tender to your Royal Highness an expression of hope for a prosperous accomplishment of your long journeyings and a happy reunion with your children.[1]

1. Pope C.M.G., Joseph. The Tour of Their Royal Highnesses the Duke and Duchess of Cornwall and York through the dominion of Canada in the year 1901." Ottawa: S.E.Dawson The King's Printer, 1903, p. 32

 

November 20, 2016 12:23 am  #3


Re: TBF-QM-85 Queen Mary’s Enamel Maple-Leaf Spray Brooch

QM-85 Queen Mary’s Enamel Maple-Leaf Spray Brooch
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Queen Mary - 1925 - makes effective use of the brooch to keep her scarf in place at her shoulder
http://i63.tinypic.com/2147aiw.jpg


A closer view - you can see the large pearl on the stem toward HM's back
http://i67.tinypic.com/j0l3mb.jpg

Thanks to Beth of this board and the RJWMB for tracking down these pictures of Queen Mary

Queen Elizabeth II - 29 June 2010 - Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada - HM is wearing the jacket that was beaded by Mi’kmaq (pronounced ‘Mic-mac’) elders.
http://i63.tinypic.com/121e6o5.jpg


Queen Elizabeth II - 05 July 2010 - Waterloo, Ontario, Canada - Did the hat match the brooch...or the brooch match the hat???
http://i66.tinypic.com/so8iae.jpg


Queen Elizabeth II - Later that same day - when the brooch was transferred to HM's dress, it was inverted with the large pearl seen pinned toward the top
http://i65.tinypic.com/2ztdbt2.jpg



 

 

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