A web of intrigue as Bonhams unveils brooches of distinction

13th October, 2019
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A sapphire and gem-set snake brooch

Two things that seldom appear in the same sentence are ‘brooch’ and ‘power player’. Enter arch-feminist Brenda Hale, president of Britain’s Supreme Court, who pole-axed Boris Johnson last month. She delivered the court’s damning verdict wearing one of her collection of brooches (a mean-looking spider) and set off a Twitter storm. Was it meant to suggest that the British prime minister had been trapped in a web of his own making?...

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