This exceptional early Victorian “D’un Ami” plaque was once a stickpin, reimagined as a necklace. Masterfully crafted in 18k gold, this flowing ribbon-shaped plaque is adorned with twinkling rose cut diamond lettering floating on a vibrant blue guilloche enamel ground. Pristine.
Reverse reads, “Admiral Sir W. Lake K.C.B. Obit. 18 Feb 1847”
Admiral Sir Willoughby Thomas Lake KCB (8 January 1773 - 18 February 1847) was a Royal Navy officer who went on to become the Commander-in-Chief, North American Station and was promoted to Admiral of the White in 1842. He was awarded Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath.
Weight: 8 grams
Pendant: 25 x 21 mm