CDC 155 Doveton

CDC 155 Doveton


This exquisite and captivating pendant set by master jewelers in 18k solid gold and encrusted with 12 brilliant round cut diamonds, will draw envious eyes and delight whenever worn. The versatility of the exquisite handmade setting design, allows the centerpiece of historic significance to be worn and displayed both sides.

The central jewel, hand carved in the finest mother of pearl depicts on one display side, a unique deep carved scene of three people in conversation from a time long ago in a unique pergola and garden setting. The outer border also intricately carved, is exquisite. Words are insufficient to describe the detail achieved by its artist.

Drawn into an era of perfection by the artistry of 200-year-old craftsmanship that would be unable to replicate, this jewel of singular beauty will rightfully become an unrivaled investment and heirloom to delight for life.

The other side of this incredible piece of history, is equally stunning in its intricacy and attention to aesthetic detail. It displays the crest-coat of arms of Lt General Sir John Doveton of the Madras Light Cavalry who commissioned the piece circa 1830. We can see the eagle supporting a staff with a pennant; arms: azure on a chevron between two doves and an anchor, three roses {with impaled arms}; The back hatching surrounding the crest is intricate. And Doveton’s motto of Patience and Perseverance. The outer edge of the central Crest is equally breathtaking with a unique depiction of farm dogs.

Simply exquisite.

Size 4.4 cm

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Sir John Doveton


First Madras Light Cavalry

Sir John Doveton entered the Madras light cavalry as a cornet in 1785 serving in all three campaigns of Lord Cornwallis against Tipu Sultan. As a lieutenant he also served in the campaign of Lieutenant-General George Harris during the fourth Anglo-Mysore War of 1799. In 1813 he was promoted to Colonel and his noted service during the third Anglo-Maratha War of 1817-18 resulted in him being awarded CB on October 14 1818 and KCB on November 26 1819.

In April 1819 Doveton commanded the forces which besieged and captured Asirgarh.

He was made a GCB and promoted to Lieutenant-General.

Sir John Doveton Crest: a dove supporting a staff with a penant; arms: azure on a chevron between two doves and an anchor, three roses {with impaled arms} Motto Patience and Perseverance..