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Georgian 9ct Gold Basket Brooch set with Rubies & a Cabochon Garnet

420S
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Written by Olly Gerrish

A rare 9ct gold Georgian brooch in the form of a basket. The handle has been set with alternate natural split pearls and rubies. The basket has a carved garnet and is surrounded by natural split pearls. On the reverse is engraved Sir John Eden Bart (baronet) obt (died) 23 aug (august) 1812 Ae (aged) 71.

Sir John Eden, 4th Baronet (1740–1812), was a British politician who sat in the House of Commons between 1774 and 1790.
Eden was the eldest son of Sir Robert Eden, 3rd Baronet of county Durham, and was born on 16 September 1740. He succeeded his father in the baronetcy on 25 June 1755. He was educated at Eton College and at Trinity College, Cambridge. He married firstly Catherine Thompson daughter of John Thompson of Kirby Hall, Yorkshire on 26 June 1764 and secondly Dorothea Johnson, of York on 9 April 1767.

In 1774 he was returned unopposed as Member of Parliament for Durham County and was a supporter of Lord North’s administration. He was returned again in 1780 although it was said of him shortly after that ‘He holds the business of the House in great contempt, generally comes down after dinner, and is always the first to call for the question.’ He was re-elected in 1784 and at the time of the Regency crisis in 1788 complained of being recalled to parliament. There is no record of his ever having spoken in the House and appeared to prefer hunting to spending time at parliament. In 1789 he became anxious about his seat citing the threat of an alien banker and was defeated in the 1790 British general election. Eden died on 23 August 1812.

This brooch would have been given to a member of the family as a memorial brooch. It could also be worn as a pendant.

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A very special Georgian mourning brooch.

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Item Number
420S
Measurements
Height 2cm
Width at widest point 2.5cm
Date & Origin
Provenance
English
Hallmarks

Unmarked, tested to 9ct gold

Condition
Very Good
Discovered
1 year ago

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