Rare 1902 Coronation 9ct Gold Turquoise And Seed Pearl Brooch / Original J.W. Benson Box

The coronation of Edward VII and his wife Alexandra as king and queen of the United Kingdom and the British Dominions took place at Westminster Abbey, London, on 9 August 1902.

Brooches such as this were produced to commemorate the coronation, but to find an impeccable example in its original box is simply delightful.  Made by J.W. Benson jewellery to the Queen Victoria, Prince of Wales, and the Tsar of Russia to name a few.  J.W. Benson traded until 1973 at which time Garrards, the Royal Jeweller, bought them name..

Composed of 9ct yellow gold and set with natural turquoise and tiny seed pearls, all of which are original.  The brooch is in as new condition and appears never to have been worn.

Looks elegant on the lapel of a black shirt or coat and is quite the talking point. Or perhaps your birthdate is 19th Feb or your password is 1902?! 

History of James William Benson & Samuel Suckley Benson
“Samuel Suckley Benson (born in 1822 in London) and James William Benson founded the company S. S. & J. W. Benson in 1847. They purchased the premises, and possibly the business interests, of established companies in London at Cornhill and Ludgate Hill, from which they sometimes claimed a date of foundation of 1749.  
The partnership was dissolved on 27 January 1855 and James William continued in business under the name 'J. W. Benson'. James William Benson died on 7 October 1878, aged 52, and his sons James, Alfred and Arthur took over the running of the business.

Throughout its history, J. W. Benson Ltd was official watchmaker to the Admiralty & the War Department and also held a number of royal warrants, being watchmakers to  Queen Victoria, the Prince of Wales the Tsar of Russia, and several other royal families.

During World War ll the factory was bombed, destroying thousands of timepieces and from this point on the company no longer manufactured its own watches, but still continued as a retailer.

J. W. Benson Ltd continued until 1973 at which time the name was sold to the Royal jewellers, Garrards”.

Seed Pearl

3.3cm x 0.9cm

2.8 Grams

Tests as 9ct Gold

As new.  Box is in very good condition inside with a little wear to the outside of the bottom of box

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