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Object ID # 1957.027.012
Object Name Brooch
Title 1887 Jubilee Brooch
Lexicon category 3: Personal Artifacts
Date 1887
Made Unknown
Place of Origin England, United Kingdom?
Description A Victorian silver-plated brooch, that is horizontally oval in shape, in the form of a garter. The perimeter is solid, with interruped silver bead-shaped decorations protruding. The front is formed in openwork fashion with three motifs: a cross rod and sceptre, with a crown above them. The crown has a brassy colouration, as well as some faint red. Engraved at the top front area is "37 Jubilee 87". The reverse side has a hinged pinstem with a hook catch.
Makers mark None
Provenance The Jubilee brooch dates from 1887 and belonged to someone in the Urquhart or Paterson family of Owen Sound, Ontario. It had been kept by Martha Jacobina Urquhart (née Paterson), who had married Donald P. Urquhart in 1881. The item might possibly have been briefly her mother's item, as Mrs. Anne Paterson died in 1888. After Martha died in 1939, the item was next owned by Mrs. Margaret Carrie (from the Martha Urquhart Estate at Owen Sound). Margaret Carrie's mother had been a Margaret Paterson, who married George Stirk Kilbourn.
Collection Jewellery, 19th-c Collection
Material Silver/Brass/Red finish is?
Dimensions W-4.4 L-3.2 D-1.1 cm
Found Owen Sound, Grey County
People Victoria, Queen

Urquhart, Martha J.
Subjects Royalty

Search Terms Victorian
Function In 1887, there were a lot of souvenirs created to commemorate the long reign of Queen Victoria. This item apparently was manufactured in the 1887 Jubilee year.