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of oval form, the front, 'VR' monogrammed and set with old cut diamonds and emeralds under a coronet set with old cut diamonds, emeralds and rubies, glazed interior with a portrait miniature of Queen Victoria and personal engraving, 'To Lady Victoria Scott, on her marriage Feb y, 23 1865 from Victoria R', jump ring bale fitting, verso plain, length including bale 5 x 3cm, unmarked yellow metal tested as 18ct gold, weight 34.1g, cased by S.J Phillips

Footnote: Provenance: By direct descent to the current vendor Victoria Alexandria Montagu-Douglas-Scott (1844 - 1938) was born 20 November in Dalkeith Castle to Walter Francis Montagu-Douglas-Scott, 5th Duke of Buccleuch and Charlotte Anne Thynne. She was one of eight bridesmaids at the wedding of Edward, Prince of Wales, and Princess Alexandra, daughter of the King of Denmark, which took place on 10th March 1863 in St George's chapel at Windsor Castle. Princess Alexandra's wedding dress was the first in British royal history to be photographed whilst being worn. She married Schomberg Henry Kerr, 9th Marquess of Lothian on the 23rd February 1865, and the locket, gifted to her by Queen Victoria who was a great friend of her mother, Charlotte, Duchess of Buccleuch, would have been a lasting memento of this occasion.

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