Victorian Silver 'Royal' Pin Cushion.
Made by Colen Cheshire of Birmingham in 1886.
"NOT A PIN TO BE FOUND - 1st MARCH 1887"
"O' Loved and Lost, Second Edition"
Diameter 1.75''(4.5cm).Weight (28g).
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This pin cushion either belonged too or was given as a present by
Princess Helena Augusta Victoria
(The 3rd Daughter of Queen Victoria)
Princess Helena was the President of the Royal School of Needlework
& President of the British Nurses' Association (RBNA)
The line 'Loved and Lost' is taken from Lord Alfred Tennyson's poem In Memoriam
which was published in his second book (1850)
(Presumably the this quotation is referring to a personal loss of a loved one on 1st March 1887)
After the death of Prince Albert (1861),
Queen Victoria is quoted saying "Next to my bible, In Memoriam is my comfort"
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