Edwardian, Diamond & Enamel Kings own Yorkshire light infantry brooch, inscribed Dec 25 1915 verso
Antique, 18ct gold Diamond and enamel King’s own Yorkshire Light Infantry Sweetheart brooch, designed with a gold french horn surrounding a central, rose-cut diamond rose. At the top of the brooch sits a red enamel gold crown, decorated with tiny green and red enamel dots (representing gemstones) – please see images.
On the reverse bears the following inscription: Dec 25 1915
This Infantry unit’s badge consists of a French horn with the White Rose of York within its twist. The French horn is a type of bugle. British light infantry regiments were traditionally equipped as lightly as possible to facilitate rapid movement so they favoured horns and bugles to convey orders rather than use cumbersome drums.
Complete with gold pin and safety pin style, clasp fitting.
Hallmarks: None – tested as 18carat gold
Measurements: 51 x 18.7mm
Hallmarks: as above
Weight: 6.1 grams
Condition: Good condition
Date: Edwardian 1915