Britain still had an empire to run and in 1876 any young men ardent for some desperate glory would make their way to the Mitre and Dove public house. There the recruiting sergeants of any number of regiments would cajole young aspirants to military honors. The local police officer is second from left!
An Art Deco sapphire and diamond ring, by Cartier, circa 1930. The cut-cornered step-cut sapphire, weighing 5.34 carats, within a surround of single and baguette-cut diamonds, mounted in platinum, signed Cartier London, numbered, maker's case. #Cartier #ArtDeco #ring