Brooch with a wartime story in auction at Fellows

Offered as lot 88 with an estimate of £700-900

Offered as lot 88 with an estimate of £700-900 - Credit: Archant

An auction of antique & modern jewellery at Fellows November 12, 11am

This beautiful early 20th century brooch which was gifted to “Nellie” in July 1943 following 9 years in service to the Evans-Lombe family at Marlingford Hall, in Norwich, before she was called up for wartime duty. This lot is supplemented with a letter of thanks from the family, in which they express their gratitude how they shall miss her:

“We ask you to accept this brooch as a token of how much you have been to us, and we do hope that you will now be given a job which you will find interesting and that you will be happy.”

The piece was consigned to Fellows earlier this year at a valuation day at Webbs of Wychbold in Worcestershire and is fitted in a Carrington & Co case. Not only does it come with a wonderful sentimental story and provenance but a gorgeous pearl diamond and emerald wreath design to match! ¬

Offered as lot 88 with an estimate of £700-900, this will be a brooch to watch in November’s Antique & Modern Jewellery auction at Fellows.

A wonderful selection of diamonds and coloured gemstones, as well as designer items, feature in the November auction; sign up at to bid and view the full catalogue online now.