Rare WWI Royal Irish Rifles Memorial Brooch
Rare WWI Royal Irish Rifles Memorial Brooch.
The brooch was possibly commissioned after the loss of two members of the same family. The piece incorporates a rose gold setting, which is unmarked with two R.I.R. Insignia blanks representing the two members of the same regiment. We have not come across a piece like this before using this sombre look. We have checked the insets and can confirm that they are not buttons. Very interesting piece worth additional research.